Immersive House on Fire Cedar Mesa - VR Nature Vacation

House On Fire via Mule Canyon in 360 Degrees

Native American Ruin by Blanding Utah in Mule canyon

House on Fire is an amazing Native American Dwelling that appears to be on Fire with the cool color and patterns in the rock above and around it.  There is a fun box below the ruins hat has information about what they know about this area and this structure.  My first time here, I did a 360 G Earth Trail that you can see if you go to Google Earth a click on the dude at the bottom corner. The second time I was here was in April 2021, and I did a Immersive Video for Oculus TV and YouTubeVR.  I love that you can be transported here so check out this amazing place just by putting on a VR Headset clicking on menu button and go to Oculus TV and then search ShaunasAdventures.  It will give you a fun list of amazing places that you can be transported to.  Not only gives you some much needed Nature Therapy to Boost your the positive chemicals in your body, but also allows you a VR Vacation Getaway while you are still in the confort of your living room! 
Here is my Oculus Portfolio Link

Here is the VR 360 Immersive YouTubeVR Version.

2D OculusTV Trailer Video of House on Fire and Butler Wash Ruins

360 Google Earth Trail First View of House Of Fire via Mule Canyon

2D Trailer for Immersive Nature Experience at Periodic Springs and Snake River

Palisades, Periodic Springs, and Snake River are a beautiful combo if you are thinking about heading to Wyoming for the cooler weather. So many other events you can add to it, like horseback riding, or Jackson hole, or the Tetons.  

If you don't have a VR Headset, they are so much fun.  I have enjoyed mine often to excercise when I can't hit a trail outdoors, and to virtually travel the world. It is so wonderful for my physical and mental health.  Here are links to some great VR Headsets.  Definitely worth it! 

For the Virtual Reality Experience, I love to open a bottle of Cypress, get a nice breeze blowing on me, curl up in a comfy chair, and transport myself here or any of the other fun Nature Experience in my Oculus Portfolio.  It is a wonderful postive boost from Nature Therapy that helps fight depression and help you feel happier. Try it out. 


I have loved 360 Google Earth Trails, but they are 100 times better with a VR Headset.  I started with just a cheap pair of Google Cardboard ones, but a little bit more expensive one with a remote brings  the trail to life!  It is like you are really there.  YOU HAVE GOT TO TRY IT.  You can get a decent pair for only 30 bucks, or my favorite is the Oculus.  I use it to excercise every morning, and then transport myself to somewhere wonderful and beautiful, take a deep breath and I am ready for my day!


Surprisingly, this is super simple.
First, Download the Streetview App on your phone.
Second,  Type in any area I have done a blog post on lately or any area that has a Google Earth Trail...Let's Try This one.  House on Fire via Mule Canyon, Utah, then click on any blue line.
Third, Grab your VR Googles, and set your phone inside the VR Googles.
Fourth, Use your remote to move through the area, and you are walking the trail and seeing it in 360 Degrees.

What a fabulous way to see an area you would love to see, but you can't get there for one reason or another!

First View of House On Fire via Mule Canyon Trail
First View of House On Fire via Mule Canyon Trail

House on Fire Web Story

AMP Web Story for VR 360 House On Fire

House On Fire Web Story

360 Google Earth Trail Closer to the Native American Ruins

Native American Dwelling Ruins in Mule Canyon

Video of the House on Fire Ruins

Below is 360 Trail closer to the Left Side of the Ruins

Section of Dwelling of House On Fire by Blanding Utah


Check inside the Window of the Dwelling in Mule Canyon Blanding Utah
Check inside the Window in the Dwelling in Mule Canyon

View Inside Dwelling at House on Fire via Mule canyon Trail Blanding Utah
View Inside Dwelling at House on Fire 


Below is the trail head.  Hike is rated moderate but only has 68 feet elevation gain.  I think it would be rated as easy, but there are a few places where a large step is needed to cross river.  Hike is 1.9 miles round trip.  Here is an All Trails link to find current info on hike. 

Trailhead Sign for House On Fire via Mule Canyon Blanding Utah
Trailhead Sign for House On Fire via Mule Canyon 

Trail Head Map

If you are enjoying this area and would like to see more, click on the Google Earth Link, Then the little dude in the bottom corner, then any Blue Line or Dot where you want to see more.
House On Fire Link

TO GET TO HOUSE ON FIRE via Mule Canyon 

This area is close to the Bears Ears National Monument.  To get to it you go from Blanding Utah 191 to UT-95 N  then turn left on Elk Mountain Road and go on that road for about 25 miles.  I used a downloaded offline Google Map to get me there and my external GPS, and it took me there perfectly.  
Here is another blog with more information to get here if you want more.


360 Google Earth Trail in Mule Canyon along River

Rotate the above image around so you can walk down the trail.

Tiny Stream in Mule Canyon

Black Strips on cliffs common in  Mule Canyon
Black Strips on cliffs common in  Mule Canyon 

Is This House On Fire? At First I Thought Maybe, but no...just a Cool Second Best. 


As I was coming down from viewing the Ruins, I saw a green rectangular box chained up to the tree.  There was no lock, so I was curious...what treasure is in this box.  It was a treasure trove of knowledge of this canyon the Petroglyphs in this canyon, and information about the people who used to live in this canyon.

Awesome Information about Petroglyphs to look for on the hike from the Box at the Ruins

If you like this area, I think you will also LOVE these Hikes

Spirit Arch(Double Arch) Petroglyph Canyon in the San Rafael Swell is also an old Native American Stopping Grounds. Beautiful hike with Arches and very detailed Petroglyph. 


Wolfman Panel Bluff, Utah is a Cool old Hunting Area of the Native American Indians.  It was very fun to descend into the canyon off the cliff wall.  Click here to check it out in 360 degrees.