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Lower Butler Wash Ruin & Petroglyphs

Rating: 
Round Trip Distance: 2.8 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation: 4282 - 4484 feet
Cellphone: 0 bars
Time: 3 hrs.
Trailhead: Bluff Airport Rd.
Fee: none
Attractions: cliff dwelling, petroglyphs




Several cliff dwellings and petroglyphs sites can be found on the east side of Comb Ridge, near Bluff, Utah, in the section of Butler Wash between UT-163 and the San Juan River. This post is for the cliff dwelling that is closest to the San Juan River. Besides the petroglyphs that are found at the cliff dwelling there are more a short distance away as well as scores of petroglyphs all along the cliffs above the San Juan River. There is also an interesting and unique petroglyph of animal tracks that is in the middle of the trail before it enters the bottom of Butler Wash.