I discovered this beautiful desert wonderland Butler Wash while driving to Blanding one day. While exploring the area, I found beautiful blooming cacti, dozens of natural arches, towering sandstone cliffs, panels of pictographs and kivas.

The petroglyphs carved on the 100 foot high vertical cliffs at the confluence are attributed mostly to the Anasazi, although some petroglyphs may be of earlier archaic origin, and others are more recently made by the Ute and the Navajo people. Most striking is the great number of Basketmaker anthropomorphs (human-like figures) carved on the cliff face, some placed well beyond human reach and with no visible hand grips to climb up.

Natural Arch Butler Wash



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