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Doll House

Rating: 
Round Trip Distance: 0.4 miles (26 mi. drive)
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation: 7854 - 7994 feet
Cellphone: 0 bars
Time: 45 mins. (2 hr. drive)
Trailhead: Doll House
Fee: none
Attractions: Exceptional ruin




The Doll House is located in the Bears Ears National Monument west of Blanding, Utah. Tucked away in a shallow alcove near the rim in a branch of Wooden Shoe Canyon, on the edge of the Dark Canyon Wilderness Area, the near perfect ruin stands silently as it has for almost 800 years. Getting to the ruin requires an arduous 26.1 mile drive up to the iconic Bears Ears and through the Manti La-Sal National Forest to near the end of Dry Mesa. The scenery along the way is outstanding with deer and elk being seen at times in the grassy areas beneath the towering ponderosa pines. Stopping to take in the views of Wooden Shoe and Cherry Canyon add to the drives enjoyment. After the long drive a short quartermile hike will bring you to your ultimate destination.