Butch Cassidy Boyhood Home

Round Trip Distance: 0.2 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation: 6112 - 6117 feet
Cellphone: 0 bars
Time: 30 mins.
Trailhead: Butch Cassidy Home Site
Fee: none
Attractions: Historic site

Butch Cassidy's Boyhood Home is located along the Sevier River, in Piute County, just south of Circleville, Utah. Robert Leroy Parker, a.k.a. Butch Cassidy, lived at the site with his family from 1880 to around 1884. A restroom and picnic tables are provided at the site where visitors can enjoy walking around the outdoor museum and peek within the restored cabin.

To get there drive about 2.5 miles south of Circleville on US Highway 89 or 36 miles south of Interstate 70. You can also type Butch Cassidy Boyhood Home into your driving app as it is a well known location.

There is a very large parking area that can accommodate RV's and motorhomes of any size with plenty of room to turn around and get back on the road.

Several kiosks at the site provide some very interesting details about Butch Cassidy's life. There are also several Wanted Posters from when he turned to holding up banks and robbing trains for a living.

The cabin is in such good shape that we are guessing it has surely been restored. Very authentically too we might add.

Just inside the door of the cabin you can look through plexiglass walls to see how a home of that time was furnished.

Those that would like to enjoy a picnic during their visit will find tables situated beneath a few tall cottonwood trees.

From outside the cabin you can take in the same view that would have been there for Butch Cassidy.

Besides the cabin there are also a few farm implements from the time and at least one out building. The Butch Cassidy Boyhood Home makes a nice rest stop while traveling through this part of Utah, maybe on the way to and from Bryce Canyon or Zions National Parks. Fremont Indian State Park is also close by along Interstate 70. If you would like to see it for yourself then all you have to do is 'Take a hike'.