hiking
10 days ago

Beautiful!

hiking
2 months ago

Saw all sets of ruins on this easy trail. Interesting and incredible! Some of the best and most accessible ruins ever! Please respect and we can take generations here over and over.

hiking
over grown
2 months ago

Amazing hike. There were five ruins along the hike on the right (North) side. All Trails route takes you along the creek bed / floor of the canyon. The trail is well trodden but overgrown in places. There is a second route that climbs up onto a terrace on the right (North) side of the canyon after the first ruins (House of Fire). This higher route takes you right by the ruins. I dropped down to the canyon floor for the last quarter mile to the end and returned back up the canyon.

trailhead and trail unmarked, dirt road rough and pot holes so deep they damaged a FordF150 truck frontend.

hiking
5 months ago

We did this hike an hour and a half or so before sunset. We went to the Ballroom Ruins, but did not have a chance to explore the side trails. Hope to go back later. Over all, the trail we did was easy and flat. it's only once you get to the hill below the ruins, you can walk/climb up the hill. It's not too bad, even when it was snowy. Fortunately, it wasn't muddy, else that would make it challenging as some areas are clay and would be quite slippery. We were the only ones on the trail the entire time we were there.

fee
icy
scramble
snow
6 months ago

Scary doing this on Nov 30th after all the snow. Very slippery when having to go up and down creek crossings, as well as the rock that goes up to the house. It is really cool and a pretty hike, but I don't recommend going in the winter, it made it harder than it needs to be.

Great trail unless you are averse to wash walking - gravel and sand. We were a bit pressed for time so we didn't have rime to complete the trail but the ruins we were able to find and the canyon itself made the walk worthwhile. We both preferred the South Fork of Mule Canyon but this one was almost as good.

hiking
off trail
scramble
6 months ago

easy trail, small ruins

hiking
7 months 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!

hiking
no shade
9 months ago

on Butler Wash Ruins

hiking
no shade
10 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
Thu May 30 2019

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

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
Sun May 05 2019

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
Fri May 03 2019

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

Tue Apr 30 2019

easy hike, beautiful ruins

hiking
Mon Apr 08 2019

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

Wed Apr 03 2019

hiking
Tue Mar 26 2019

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.

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