This Hike Takes You To A Place Utah's First Residents Left Behind
Ancestral Puebloans called Utah home for centuries before white settlers arrived in the Beehive State. Many archaeological sites are found at Cedar Mesa, in the four corners region. From the late BC centuries to about 1200 AD, this area was home to thousands of native people, and the ruins they left behind provide clues about their lives and culture. Here’s a short, easy hike in Utah to see views of the impressive Butler Wash Ruins.
Have you ever hiked the trail to see the Butler Wash Ruins? What did you think of this incredible area? What are some of your favorite hiking trails in the Beehive State? Do you have a favorite easy hike in Utah? Let us and your fellow travelers know in the comments! You can also learn more about the Butler Wash Ruins and this area on the Bureau of Land Management website.
You’ll also want to check out House on Fire — a magnificent archaeological treasure that you can find down an easy, one-mile-long trail.
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Easy Hikes In Utah
What other hikes in Utah should I add to my bucket list?
With hundreds of hiking trails in Utah, there are so many options to choose from that it can often feel overwhelming. Don’t worry though, that’s where we come in. We have a long list featuring several of the best hikes in Utah. To help make your hiking decisions a little easier, consider some of the following trails in Utah for your next hiking adventure:
- Riverside Walk, Zion National Park
- Grotto Falls, Payson Canyon
- Silver Lake Trail, Big Cottonwood Canyon
- Tony Grove Lake, Logan Canyon
- Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park
Are there historical sites in Utah I should check out?
Yes! The Beehive State is home to several incredible historical sites that are well worth a visit. In fact, some historical landmarks you should definitely check out include:
- Bryce Canyon Lodge, Bryce Canyon National Park
- Emigration Canyon
- Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum, Filmore
- Temple Square, Salt Lake City
- Reed O. Smooth House, Provo
- Fort Douglas, Salt Lake City
- Mountain Meadows Massacre Site, Southern Utah
- Robert F. Aldous Cabin, Huntsville
- Fort Cove, near Filmore
For even more historic sites and landmarks in Utah, check out our collection of Utah articles.
What are some outdoor hidden gems in Utah that I should check out?
The Butler Wash Ruins may be one of our favorite hidden gems in Utah. But, it is not the only gem that is worth discovering in the Beehive State. Some other outdoor hidden gems in Utah that you’ll want to place right at the top of your bucket list include: