Butler Wash Archeological Ruin

Butler Wash Archeological Ruin

Butler Wash Archeological Ruin
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Randy S
Northern Virginia, VA128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Easy hike of no more than one mile roundtrip. At the time of year we walked there were yellow sagebrush in bloom everywhere - a sea of yellow - so beautiful. These cliff dwellings are amazing - just seeing a large perfect rectangular opening that was likely an enrtry makes you wonder how they could have made it so exact. The main attraction though was the peace and quiet - no hundreds of people clamoring for a view - there were only a half dozen or so. I guess everyone comes to UT for the National Parks and bypass the State parks and National Monuments....which are in most cases just as good. Their loss.
Written September 16, 2023
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Brssjunk
Tucson, AZ1,157 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
A short hike takes you to an overlook of the Butler Wash Archeological Ruin. The ruin is composed of one large ruin with a couple of associated storage ruins. The canyon below is spectacular in the autumn with brillant trees.
Written October 27, 2022
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Pat S
St. George, UT6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Moderate 25-30 minute hike to see this ruin. Its close up and you can see a lot without needing 4 wheel drive
Written May 21, 2022
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Alexandra T
Murrieta, CA1,916 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
You can drive down this dead end road and park your car and see the ruins from there. Or you can go down some steps to get a slightly closer look.
Written September 22, 2021
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KMc-NM
C372 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
You'll be rewarded by a terrific view of ancient cliff dwellings if you make the short 1 mile hike. Follow the trail markings, and you'll come to the edge of the cliff (yes, there's a railing!) where you can see several ancient ruins. Best if you bring binoculars.
Written July 11, 2021
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Sally Thoe Downs
Albuquerque, NM5,175 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Due to lack of funding and politics, it was hard to get direction or information to these places of interest. Armed with our online research and wrongly guided by a pre signage on SR 95, we thought that was Butler Wash Ruins. This trail in a wash ran alongside a huge sandstone rock/cliff and it was thick with tall grass and cottonwood trees, and mosquitos accompanied us on our two mile walk. After a mile in, we decided to quit and drive further north to check for more signs. We were lucky to find one near Mile Marker 3. The hike was accessed from the parking area and was paved. The trail wound its way across some small washes and over slickrock before reaching an overlook of a cliff dwelling, half mile across the canyon. Finding a trail across solid rock can be a challenge and is a skill to develop as you learn to hike in canyon country. On most well-used trails, smaller-sized rocks are carefully piled into a vertical tower to mark the trail. The round trip hiking distance is one and a half miles. These dwelling is located on the Southwest of Blanding. Although the ruin has not been restored, the area is partially developed with an overlook across the deep canyon to view the dwellings.
Written June 29, 2021
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hrtraveler
Colorado1,077 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
If you are in SE Utah, this is a must; the ruin is easily accessible from the main road and is in very good condition.
Written May 5, 2021
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Cynthia K
Westville, IN3,109 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
We were driving from West to East, & almost missed this. No sign.
There is a sign if you're driving from East to West. The parking lot is large & there were about 5 cars there when we arrived. There's a pit toilet & an information board.

The hike is 1 mile there & back. I would say a moderate hike, due to the slickrock scramble the last 300 feet. Until then, easy.

I liked the ruins. They are clearly visible, but you can't hike to them. There's also benches if you need a break.
Written October 25, 2020
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messier27
Fountain, CO224 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Solo
Clear path with cairns over the slickrock portion leads to a very nice cliff dwelling. The road to the site is paved. Earlier in the day is best because the sun is in your eyes in the afternoon
Written October 8, 2020
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Sweetra
United States270 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This is a short 1 mile hike out and back. You get to see cliff dwellings from a distance. The hike is pretty but is ok if you missed it. This is a fee area.
Written November 14, 2019
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