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Hiking The Citadel - Cedar Mesa Hiking The Citadel
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TICKS & TODOS: 32 Todo Lists / 10 Ticks
RATING: Easy Hiking
LENGTH: 2 hours
WATER: None
SEASON: Any, hot in the summer
Thu Hi:54 Lo:40 Fri Hi:65 Lo:40 Sat Hi:73 Lo:43 Sun Hi:75 Lo:47 Mon Hi:69 Lo:46
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Citadel - a fortress that commands a city and is used in the control of the inhabitants and in defense during attack or siege.

The Citadel lives up to its name. The ruin is perched in a dramatic position overlooking Road Canyon. It's easy to imagine the inhabitants using it as a lookout of for defense. Even the hike to visit it is dramatic, across a narrow ridge.

The Citadel is a short hike and makes a good morning hike if doing the other sections of Road Canyon. I've visited in mid-day as well as late evening and been a bit disappointed with lighting for photos in the evening. Morning may be the best light for photos.

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