As soon as I turned onto UT 95, I turned off it again, onto a side road that promised a campground. I didn’t need a campground — I was only looking to take a cool picture. As soon as I saw this sign, I knew I had found what I was looking for.
Butler Wash Ruins
Feel like stretching your legs? In the next few miles you’ll pass several parking areas, with trails that lead to ancient Native American ruins. These are the Butler Wash Ruins, easily viewable at the end of a 15-minute hike.
Anasazi Indians built these structures, and lived here, around 1200 AD.
You won’t be able to walk amongst these ruins. They’re located in the wall of a steep cliff, that drops down into Butler Wash. And it’s a good thing folks can’t get any closer, because if they could, these ruins probably wouldn’t be around any more.
A little beauty along the path to the Butler Wash Ruins.
Back On UT Hwy. 95…
A shot of UT 95, as it slices through redrock.
Another view along the road.
Note: This trip was first published in 2004.