Mule Canyon / Arch Canyon Overlook

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Mule Canyon hosts a significant number of ancient ruins, including the famous House on Fire. Arch Canyon is known for its rugged beauty and, of course, arches. This road leads you to a trailhead for exploring the first and an amazing overlook for the second. Along the way are excellent dispersed campsites, including one on the spur overlooking Arch Canyon. This trail starts easy and becomes more difficult as you proceed. Five miles in, there are washouts and switchbacks. Later the track does a steep climb onto Texas Flat. Past the Arch Canyon overlook sour, the trail becomes narrow and off-camber. When wet, this section can be impossible to drive. The end of the trail is uninspiring. Bears Ears National Monument now charges for some activities.