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Butler Wash Ancestral Puebloan Cliff Dwellings

Butler Wash Ruin
Photographing the ruin in Upper Butler Wash

Accessed directly off The Trail of the Ancients National Scenic Byway, a paved parking area which accommodates motor homes and large vehicles, and pit toilet facilities are available. A short, marked hiking trail winds across small washes and over slickrock before reaching an overlook of a cliff dwelling one half mile across the canyon. Interpretive signing is located at the overlook. Walk south off the overlook to view a natural bridge up the canyon.  Round-trip hiking distance is one mile and travel time is approximately half an hour on an easy-to-moderate difficulty hike.  Interpretive brochures are available at the trailhead at the parking area.  The site is managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Monticello Field Office.

Hours Open: Year-round.

Time Period Represented: Ancestral Puebloan Cliff Dwelling Ruin.

Seasons Open: Year-round, weather permitting.

Visitor Fees: None

 ADA Accessibility Notes

The ruin overlook is not accessible to the physically challenged unless they are outdoor enthusiasts used to traversing difficult and demanding terrain. 

 Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are permited on the trail but visitors are asked to clean up after them in order to insure a positive experience for those following them. Pets are not regulated but 100+ degrees Farenheit in summer months and ice falls and below freezing temperature in the winter preclude safely allowing pets to run free in the canyon.  Care is recommended if traveling with pets.  Carry enough water for your pet at all times during the year.

For More Information, Contact:

San Juan County Visitor Services
117 South Main Street, P.O. Box 490, Monticello, UT 84535
435-587-3235, Ext: 4139 · toll-free 800-574-4386 · fax 435-587-2425

San Juan Field Office - BLM
435 North Main Street (US Hwy. 191), Monticello, UT 84535

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Latitude: 37.522797100
Longitude: -109.633673400
Elevation: 5209 FT (1588 M)
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