Jail House Ruin in Bullet Canyon

Bullet Canyon
Perfect Kiva & Jail House Ruins

Cedar Mesa

           Bullet Canyon is one of the more popular Grand Gulch access routes. Among the numerous Anasazi ruins to be found in the canyon are the famous Jail House Ruin and Perfect Kiva Ruin. Please take only pictures and leave only footprints.

Circle of Friends:
          Bullet Canyon is part of the "Circle of Friends" program. Members of the "Circle of Friends" have access to more specific information, explicit route information, GPS waypoints, trailhead location and detailed maps. If you would like more information on joining the "Circle of Friends" visit the sign up page.

"Circle of Friends"

Stormy at Perfect Kiva Jail House Ruin in Bullet Canyon

General Information:
          Bullet Canyon contains many outstanding ruins for day hikers to explore, and provides excellent access into and out of Grand Gulch for those doing multi day backpack trips. Bullet Canyon is rated 1A III using the Canyon Rating System. Navigation for this route is moderate.

          A good route description, detailed map and a GPS are very helpful in navigating and locating ruins. All the ruins in know of in Bullet Canyon are correctly located on the detailed map supplied to members of the Circle of Friends, these ruins range from a few scattered remnants to outstandingly well preserved clandestine archeological finds that will astonish you. A BLM Backcountry Permit is required to hike Bullet Canyon.

Anasazi Ruin in Bullet Canyon

Trailhead Information:
          The Bullet Canyon Trailhead is accessible to all vehicles in good weather.

Sierra in Perfect Kiva Stormy & Shauna hiking Bullet Canyon

Bullet Canyon - Sheiks Canyon Loop:
          Bullet Canyon combines well with Sheiks Canyon to create an outstanding loop hike.

Kane Gulch to Bullet Canyon:
          Bullet Canyon can be done as part of a longer backpacking trip known as Kane Gulch to Bullet Canyon.

Anasazi Ruin in Bullet Canyon

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