Butts Canyon Trail

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Butts Canyon Trail #465 is 0.8 miles long.  It begins off of Forest Trail #002 (Arch Canyon) and ends within Butts Canyon.  The Arch Canyon Trail #002 is 4.9 miles long; Butts Canyon Trail begins 1.4 miles from the beginning of Arch Canyon Trail.  The trail follows the bottom of Arch Canyon along a perennial stream until it branches off to follow Butts Canyon.  The trail passes two arches on the Arch Canyon portion of the trail, Cathedral Arch, and Angel Arch.  Once breaking off of Arch Canyon, the trail follows the bottom of Butts Canyon with views of the canyon walls and riparian area.


Elevation Change:

South End:  5,787 feet

North End:   5,869 feet

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Trail conditions vary widely with weather events and during spring runoff.  Check with the Monticello Ranger District for updated information.
Open Season: May 2018
Restrictions: Open to: Hiking and Horseback Riding.
Closest Towns: Blanding and Monticello, UT
Water: User should carry their own water. Filtration system recommended for drinking from stream/springs.
Restroom: None
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Monticello Ranger District (435) 587-2041

General Information


From Blanding, head south on US-191 S/S Main St and travel 3.9 miles.  Turn right onto UT-95 N and travel 14.3 miles.  Turn right onto Comb Wash and travel 2.4 miles.  Turn right and travel 500 feet to Arch Canyon Trail a jeep road.  Travel by OHV or jeep up the trail roughly 7.5 miles to Forest Boundary and Arch Canyon Trail #002.  Continue on Arch Canyon Trail 1.4 miles to Butts Trail #465.

General Notes:

Latitude: 37 37' 18.6"N

Longitude: 109 45' 55.2"W

Datum: NAD83

Position Format: Degrees Minutes Seconds (hddd mm' ss.s")



This trail is only accessible via a rough, 7.5 mile, unmaintained jeep road on BLM land and an additional 1.4 mile hike one-way along Arch Canyon Trail (#002).

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