Monarch Cave via Comb Ridge

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Mexican Hat, Utah

Monarch Cave via Comb Ridge is a 3.2 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mexican Hat, Utah that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 3.2 km Elevation Gain: 144 m Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

views

Monarch Cave is located in Butler Wash on the east side of Comb Ridge near Bluff, Utah. A short trail leads from the trailhead up a narrow canyon to a cave.

hiking
29 days ago

Great way to introduce those not able or not use to long, strenuous hikes to see amazing ruins. This is almost “Disney-like”. It’s a well-shaded trail, lots of canyon and color and the ruins are in excellent condition. Do it, do it now!

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike, beautiful little canyon, spectacular views, amazing ruins. The trail is in good shape and easy to follow. There were a couple diverging paths, All trail worked great. I went left at the fork onto a nice ledge first. Then enjoyed the other side and the pool

hiking
4 months ago

Awesome trail, about 35-40 minutes to get up to the caves. Trail was iced over in spots (late January). A nice short day hike if you’re passing through!

scenic driving
6 months ago

This is a track one way coming back just from the spot where you see the ruin! Love that people have left artifacts for others to see! Loved the wood thatched roof still present!

hiking
9 months ago

Overall an easy walk. We started at 9:30 am and took about 2 hours. There’s shade about 75% of the trail at the time (Sept 5). While the trail is usually easy to find, keep a lookout on the ground for the footpath as it’s overgrown in some places. Note, take care pulling into the parking area as there’s a bit hole in the ground as you pull into the parking area- it’s like a mini gulch. Note cell coverage is spotty at best here, typically no service.

hiking
Mon Oct 29 2018

Really beautiful fall day! Went on a Saturday only saw a few people.

hiking
Sun Feb 18 2018

Amazing hike. Great for kids. Long drive in but worth it in the end

hiking
Thu Feb 08 2018

wondrous, you can almost hear the activity of the village.

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