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Butler Wash Archeological Ruins

Butler Wash Archeological Ruin

 What To See And Do: Butler Wash Ruin is a cliff dwelling that was built and occupied by the Ancestral Puebloans, sometimes known as Anasazi, in about 1200 AD. Parts of the site has been stabilized and reconstructed, but most Butler Washof it remains as it was found in the 1800s. There are habitation, storage and ceremonial structures, including four kivas.  This ruin is located in a side canyon of Butler Wash, on the east side of Comb Ridge.

A BLM trail to the site winds its way across slickrock and washes to reach an overlook of the cliff dwelling. Round trip hiking distance is 1 mile and takes approximately a half hour. The difficulty is moderate. An interpretive sign is located at the overlook. Ample parking and a restroom is provided. There is no water at this site, and desert temperatures can be extremely hot and dry. Plan ahead and be prepared. Bring appropriate clothing and lots of water when visiting this site.

How To Get There: The Butler Wash Ruins are located about 14 miles south of Blanding, UT and is well signed on Hwy 95.


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Monticello, Utah 84535
Telephone: 435-587-1500


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