Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Butler Wash Ruins - Pueblo Overlook.

Butler Wash Ruins - Pueblo Overlook

Butler Wash Ruin is a cliff dwelling that was built and occupied by the Ancestral Puebloans, sometimes known as Anasazi, in about 1200 AD.  There are habitation, storage and ceremonial structures, including four kivas.

·         Location is 35.0 miles from Monticello; take Hwy. 191 south into and through Blanding, 24.6 miles, until the junction of State Hwy. 95, make a right onto Hwy. 95 and travel 10.4.  There will be a sign indicating the turn off into the parking area.

 ·         Round trip hiking distance is 1 mile and takes approximately 30-60 minutes.

·         Difficulty: Moderate.  Trail to the site winds its way across slickrock and into/out of washes to reach an overlook of the cliff dwelling. An interpretive sign is located at the overlook.

·         Vault toilets, parking area; but no drinking water available.

·         Admission: Free

·         Camping: Not Allowed

·         Pets: Allowed, owners are expected to clean up after pet (s).

There are a couple of benches along the trail; sit and enjoy the scenery.  Bring a picnic lunch, but whatever you pack in, must be packed out!

Mary Cokenour

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