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Butler Wash Archeological Ruin

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Address: Highway 95, 14 miles south of Blanding, Blanding, UT
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Great Hike

We have done both Butler Ruins that everyone goes to and also the upper ruins which is before the turn to Butler Ruins on the right if you are coming from Blanding. As soon as you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have done both Butler Ruins that everyone goes to and also the upper ruins which is before the turn to Butler Ruins on the right if you are coming from Blanding. As soon as you cross the bridge there is a pullout on the right side to park and entrance at the fence. We took the first left at... More 

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Crawford, Colorado
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These ruins are located in an alcove across the head of a canyon, so you have to look from a distance. The half mile hike is a bit uphill over desert and some rock. Look carefully for cairns to make sure you follow the trail. There are benches to rest for the slow and weary hiker (like me). Cliff dwellings... More 

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Herriman, Utah
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Reviewed April 12, 2017

This is a nice walk to some cliff dwellings, it is about a mile round trip. The only problem we had was the slick rock was a little tricky for my 70 year old parents.

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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Reviewed April 10, 2017

These ruins are close to the highway and along a short, marked trail which anybody without mobility issues can negotiate. The ruins are close to their viewpoints, nestling below the ridge high up the walls of a narrow wash - extremely picturesque. Definitely worth seeing - a must see when you are in the area.

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Thank Esty666
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Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

We weren't planning on going here but while it was raining up at natural bridges we decided to hike here. This hike was surprisingly fun and did not take very long. It is pretty easy and a lot of it is over slick rock. At the end you look out over a canyon to the ruins on the other side.... More 

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Trinidad
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Reviewed February 12, 2017

If for some reason, you can't visit Mesa Verde, this site provides an amazing substitute! The views of the ruins and the location leads to an amazement of the Anasazi Tribe and their capabilities

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed November 15, 2016

This is an easy hike for the whole family. It is worthwhile to stop by and check it out. This is an interesting ruin as it is quite convenient from the highway. There is a small hidden natural bridge just to the right of the ruins. If you walk a little further up the hill from the observation point you... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed November 1, 2016

After a moderate 1/2 mile climb you come to a wash where the Anasazi have built homes under rock ledges on the opposite side of the canyon. We enjoyed hiking further up the hill just to enjoy the surroundings.

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Montrose, Colorado
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Reviewed October 17, 2016

These people and these ruins are amazing! Excellent preservation. Ruins can only be seen on the alcove across the wash from the viewing area. Beautiful scenery on 1 mile round trip hike - includes a small natural bridge if you are adventurous enough to find it that has pictroglyphs of hand prints on the ceiling in brown and ocher.

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Shannon Ilinois
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Reviewed October 16, 2016

We were on our way to Monument Valley and noticed the sign to Butler Wash and decided to take the trail to see the ruins. It was a nice break in our travel plans and would do it again per pictures attached

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