|What is it?
||The ruins at Butler Wash are remains of an ancient farming community, built high on a cliff!
|What makes it historical?
||Built around 1200 AD, this cliffside home likely belonged to a farmer of the Ancestral Puebloan (f.k.a. Anasazi) people! It’s made up of several living spaces, storage spaces, and and four ceremonial kivas! They grew corn, beans, and squash (the Three Sisters) in this wash for about a hundred years until the cycles of erosion had lowered the water table and made it impossible to keep crops alive!
|How can I Help the Helpers?
- Volunteer with the Bureau of Land Management!
- Be a responsible visitor! Please respect the signs and pathways, and treat all structures and artifacts with respect. They’ve endured a lot to survive into the present. They’ll need our help to make it into the future!
|Where is this place?
14.4 miles west of Blanding, UT 84511
From Beaver: ~283mi (456km) — 4.8hrs
From Moab: ~89mi (144km) — 1.5hrs
Salt Lake City: ~323mi (520km) — 5.4hrs
From St. George: ~359mi (578km) — 6hrs
|When should I go?
||Whenever the mood strikes you!