Desert road to South Butler Wash Anasazi Ruins, Utah

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The Man in the Maze™ on July 1, 2011

The hills at the end of the desert road are called Comb Ridge, an amazing rock formation in the desert and canyon area of southeastern Utah.

We previously explored the nearby Valley of the Gods before heading to northern reaches of Butler Wash, and then to explore and find the ancient Anasazi ruins of Butler Wash hidden in a small canyon deep into the Utah desert. Access was a rough on a pretty wild sand and gravel road (Lower Butler Wash Road also locally known as Co Road 262) that had only been travelled by one set of tracks before ours. We got as far up to eight miles along the Tooth BM hills crests on the eastern side of the wash as far as the Jeep would take us, and then set out to find this great set of Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) ruins hidden in the desert Since there were no trails, signs, or guides to these ruins, we only had a vague description and high level map to go on. This led to one canyon, which we discovered (very lucky) to be the right one!

els f on July 2, 2011

amazing nature.. great capture!! like

Alfredo Lalli on July 2, 2011

Very beautiful escursion in the magic site of anasazi ruins . ALF

kelly Davico on July 2, 2011

Hola vicleaf


The Man in the Maze™ on July 2, 2011

Thank you Elfs, Kelly and Alfredo. Alfredo do you remember the ruins? they were fantastic and next time we go we will try to find the Wolfman petroglyphs which we were not able to find in the desert last time! I felt like Indiana Jones!

H.J. van Zyl on July 5, 2011

Hi Vicleaf The desert roads and places are good for the soul and one of my favourite places (in South Africa) to visit! Very nice shot and I am sure you took many more pics! Thank you also for your visit to my gallery! Greetings! Johan

The Man in the Maze™ on July 5, 2011

Johan, many thanks, I am glad you like my shot, and we are very similar taste as desert road have a special fascination for me too!

Hugo Lopez on July 15, 2011

Very nice shot in the desert roads, The Man in the Maze. Like. Greetings from Rivera, Uruguay

The Man in the Maze™ on July 16, 2011

Hello to you Hugo, I am glad you like this photo, I love the desert, it a place of incredible beauty and peace Greetings from London, UK

Carlos Cruz C on July 26, 2011

Very nice view, +1l, Greetings

The Man in the Maze™ on July 26, 2011

Thank you amigo!

George Coppens on July 28, 2011

Superb shot and a definite favorite!

The Man in the Maze™ on July 28, 2011

Thank you George, I appreciate your interest in this shot and I wish you a peaceful evening!

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