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easy trail, small ruins

hiking
11 days ago

House on fire is pretty awesome in the right light! Well worth a visit!

nicely marked once on trail, easy hike, amazing ruins!

Easy trail. We took 4 kids ages 2 to 11 starting at 4:30 p.m. in 100 degree heat. I was worried but we kept them hydrated and full of candy. :) The trail was easier and shorter than I expected. The ruins are amazing and we even found some ancient handprints on the rocks near the cave/overhang area. Kids loved it!

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no shade
2 months ago

on Butler Wash Ruins

hiking
no shade
3 months ago

We were driving by and decided to stop and take a look since this was a short easy hike. The trail is well marked and there are signs along it to point out different types of plants. There are a few benches along it also. The ruins can be seen from a fenced observation point. It would have been nice to find a way over to the ruins, but we decided not to try. The caves were still impressive from a distance and the rock bridge was neat. There were a few people heading off the trail when we arrived and we saw two people across the canyon at the ruins, but it wasn’t crowed. There really wasn’t any shade, but at least it was a short hike back.

$2.00 fee per person payable in self-service station just off main road but still a little jog from trailhead. Lost the actual trail a few times, but keeping to the wash helped us stay on track. Bring a hat and plenty of water and sunscreen. We didn't have any trouble with bugs. The trail is mostly flat except the start of the trail coming down from the road and then the climb up to ruins. We weren't at the ruins at the right time for the "fire" part, but walking around ruins is always cool regardless, and there's a raven's nest with a little family in it to keep you company.

Fee area $2.00/person. Trail is well marked if to go 1/4 miles to trail head. Lots of wildflowers and we found a Ravens nest just above the alcove with both parents providing almost non stop buffet. Be sure to shoot with your camera at a low angle in order to see the "flame" effect.

The previous day, I finished a grueling 40mi backpacking trip, so this was an easy recovery hike. The granaries are beautiful and in great conditions. Weather was perfect gift thing in the morning. Please remember to visit these sites with respect. Do not enter any of the rooms. All artifacts, rock art, and the ruins themselves are protected by law. It is illegal to remove artifacts, mark or write on the rocks, or damage the ruins. Violations of the Archeological Resources Protection Act can result in stiff penalties, including heavy fines and jail sentences. Questions? carlos@outdoorlos.com

hiking
5 months ago

Considering how short it is, it’s a pretty cool thing to see if you’re in the area. Totally worth it.

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off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
5 months ago

Challenging 10 mile loop entering via Slickhorn Canyon #1 and returning via Slickhorn #2. We had detailed directions to Perfect Kiva, which was amazing. Difficult return climbing out with lots of bouldering and several back tracks to get above pour-overs. Used GPS to cross the Mesa back to car. Probably works better as an overnight or multi-night to enjoy the whole Canyon.

Perfect weather. The only problem was that when the sun was getting to the right position I begin to get cloud cover. Found several handprints in the crack just to the left of the ruins.

hiking
6 months ago

Easy hike, it followed the wash for about 3.5 miles. It does cross the creek back an forth often. There are several ruins that are accessible And very interesting. Watch for them on the north side. We took 5 hours and that included about an hour of down time for lunch. I would recommend stopping at the house of fire for photos on the way up and again on the way down. The sunlight does make a difference. We actually got our best pictures on the return

hiking
6 months ago

The whole area is full of ruins and hieroglyphs. This one is short easy hike with big payoff.

easy hike, beautiful ruins

hiking
6 months ago

My family and I hiked as far as the ruins at the confluence of Kane Gulch and Grand Gulch in April 2019. Round trip was 9.8 miles. The first mile of the trail had not been fully restored after the spring runoff so a few easy detours were required. After the first mile, just follow the rock cairns to stay on the trail. Note that at this time of the year, Kane Creek was flowing with a decent amount of water. The trail crosses the creek numerous times so it’s pretty likely you’ll end up with wet shoes if the creek is flowing (the rangers warned us of this possibility). Hiking sandals would have been ideal. After descending into the gulch, this is a beautiful hike. The rock formations on either side of the gulch become more and more dramatic the further you go. At the Grand Gulch confluence, the ruins are easy to spot and are really interesting to explore. Definitely worth the trip down the gulch - we’d absolutely do it again!

hiking
7 months ago

Great day for this hike. Easy to moderate for me.

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Easily accessible and well-maintained. Neat view if you don’t have much time and want to still experience a sacred ancestral site. Visited during the winter so was no other traffic. Unsure how busy it would be during more traditional hiking season.

Another great hike with several creek crossings to make the hike even more interesting. Got there at the perfect time of day to see the house on fire.

Short and easy to get to! Go in the mid morning for best light.

hiking
11 months ago

We hiked a total of 9 miles round trip. House on Fire was beautiful. The hiking is easy, pretty much flat, however, the trail is occasionally hard to follow near the end. It truly feels like a sacred place (I’m not religious) especially when you think of those who lived here and what their lives may have been.

hiking
Tue Oct 02 2018

Absolutely wonderful hike. There are actually at least 7 sets of ruins in this canyon, the most impressive of which (at least in my opinion) require taking a trail into a side canyon. There is a really excellent description of the canyon and how to find most of the ruins here: http://www.hikingwalking.com/index.php/destinations/ut/ut_se/blanding/upper_butler/upper_butler_detail. There is no signage for the trailhead -- in fact, the parking is just before a big sign warning people speeding along Hwy 95 that the turnoff for the Butler Wash Ruins Viewpoint is coming up in 0.2 miles. Once you park, though, it will be obvious where the trail starts after passing through the fencing. The trail through the canyon is very easy to follow, but finding and following the side trails might be a little tricky. The canyon itself is very lush, full of trees and grass. Even without the amazing ruins, it would be a great hike. I went a little under 2 miles to the very end of the canyon, stopping to explore all of the ruins along the way. Some of them are not reachable, at least by me, and of course, you should be careful not to disturb anything when you are able to get close. I didn't see another person the entire time I was on the trail.

hiking
Tue Oct 02 2018

Surprising that there aren't more reviews for this short hike, as I am sure it is very heavily trafficked. The trailhead is very well marked off of Hwy 95 -- there are signs for the turnoff .2 miles in advance from either direction. The trailhead has lots of parking and a toilet. This is a brief hike without much elevation gain, which brings you to a fenced off viewpoint where you can see the impressive ruins across the canyon. There are some interpretive signs for the flora along the way that were reasonably interesting.

hiking
Tue Sep 25 2018

Easy walk to a great view.

Short, sweet, and totally worth venturing off the beaten path for! Watch out for pictographs along the canyon!

Such a rewarding hike. It took us a minute to realize where we needed to park, and then again where to enter. You go down a steep hill by the bridge. The hike was easy enough, even carrying roughly 30 lb. packs. We were hoping to hike as far back the trail as we could, but one of our members fell ill and we only made it slightly pass House On Fire. That right there was breath taking. We got there at the perfect time and were able to find some of the hand prints on the walls as well. We set up camp for the night against the rocks in some trees and cactus. A few of us day hiked back to see the other ruins. I don't think we made it as far as we could possibly go, but once you start climbing on the slick rocks, it gets harder to find the path further back. I would love to go back and see just how far we can go eventually, but it's not on any of my immediate trip plans as of now.

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