Kane Gulch Ranger Station
What To See And Do: The Kane Gulch Ranger Station is located on Cedar Mesa in Southeastern Utah, an area well known for its cultural resources. It is at the Kane Gulch Trailhead into Grand Gulch, where hundreds of Ancestral Puebloan ruins exist in a backcountry setting toured by backpackers. Moon House is a remote undeveloped ruin in McLoyd Canyon southeast of the Kane Gulch Ranger Station. It is accessed by a strenuous three mile hike and is not for those who fear heights. Hiking and viewing ruins in other nearby canyons like Fish Canyon, Owl Canyon, Slickhorn Canyon, and Mule Canyon are popular as well.
The Ranger Station itself is a destination, where interpretive displays include photographs and drawings of numerous prehistoric sites, primarily rock art, and of archeologists at work. Rangers are available to answer your questions. An interpretive video is played regularly, and is required for overnight backpack visitors.
The Ranger Station is open during the busy spring and fall seasons during the morning hours only. Day, Week, and Annual Day Use Permits and Overnight Permits are available there.
Please remember that all artifacts, rock art, and the ruins themselves are protected by law. It is illegal to remove artifacts, mark or write on the rocks, or damage the ruins. Violations of the Archeological Resources Protection Act can result in stiff penalties, including heavy fines and jail sentences.
How to Get There: The Kane Gulch Ranger Station is located along Utah Highway 261 about four miles south of Highway 95, not far from Natural Bridges National Monument.