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Car Camping: Cedar Mesa Exploration

October 11 - October 14 Register by Email

We will drive to Blanding, Utah and meet up at the gas station @ junction of Hwys 191 & 95 south of Blanding (ETA 10:15 am). Then will drive to find camping off Hwy 261 stopping to explore the ruins in either Mule Canyon, Ballroom Cave, etc. off Hwy 95. Day 2: Hike down Sheiks Canyon 2 miles (Class 2-4 scrambles) to the Green Mask rock art then up Grand Gulch into Bullet Canyon to Jail House & Perfect Kiva ruins (~13 miles RT). Day 3: Road Canyon to Seven Kivas and then the Citadel ruins (Class 2-3 scrambles 8 miles). Day 4: Return to DRO stopping to hike down Kane Gulch to Junction and Turkey Pen Ruins in Grand Gulch (9 miles).
Limit 10 with priority for first timers to these canyons. No Dogs, 4WD, Carpool TBD.
RSVP to Leader Rich Butler, rbbutler54@gmail.com
SO! outings are limited to members and guests who are fully vaccinated and boosted.

Meeting Place:

Durango Rec Center 7:00 am

Difficulty Info:

9 to 13 miles per day in canyon scrambling (Class 2 to 3 with one Class 4 section in Sheiks Canyon).
Moderately Brisk pace