Procession Panel Trail is a 2.8 mile 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 bird watching and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length2.8 miElevation gain656 ftRoute typeOut & back
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The Procession Panel trail begins near the Lower Butler Wash Road and climbs a mostly slickrock trail to the top of Comb Ridge where hikers are treated to numerous panels of petroglyphs as well as the main panel that resembles long chains of people side by side as though in procession.

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Bureau of Land Management Monticello Field Office 365 North Main Monticello, UT 84535 435-587-1500

Take highway 191 west of Blanding and onto highway 163 for 4 miles to the Butler Wash road. Then go north approximately 6.1 miles to the trailhead.

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Eric Rosenthal
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A really excellent hike. The setting and the views are beautiful. The petroglyphs are interesting, but for me the real payoff was climbing up to the top of the ridge beyond the panels and looking out over what seemed like hundreds of miles of southwestern scenery in all directions. Personally, I could not have found the panels without using the route on the ap. The cairns and sandy portions with boot tracks are not consistently visible, and there are lots of places to get off track. I don't think there is a lot of danger of getting lost, but you could definitely not find the panels.

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Eric Rosenthal
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Tanya Dempsey
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We used the map and it helped us to stay on the trail. On the way back, use the map because the cairns can be misleading before crossing the triple washes.

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Hank Renfrow
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Just look up and head that way. Trailhead is way off the beaten path but well worth it!

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Ned Chavez
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Excellent trail and don’t follow those little cairns, just hike straight up.

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Gordon Benett
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This is a fun walk over slickrock following cairns to a nice set of petroglyphs and, a bit further on, an intense cliff. Finding the glyphs requires hugging the wall once it becomes flat and vertical. Staying on the slickrock takes you to the precipice, but misses the ancient art. Both are worth doing. As the recordings show, its closer to 3.5 miles, 800'. Wear sunscreen, bring mucho water.

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Gordon Benett
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michelle buchanan
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easy, steady amazing

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Scott Severns
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Pete Deininger
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Garon Dustin
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Susan Wisenbaker
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Jan Forseth
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Matt Lyon
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John Koltz
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Chandler Jones
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Mesa Dog
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Tyler Allen
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Shawn Korte
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Mike Reagor
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Spencer Ballard
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Stephanie Black
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Brad Johnson
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Kara Olsen
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Jon DeBry
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Christie Owens
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William Alexander
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