The Grand Circle, Monument Valley

Butler Wash Ruins

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Butler Wash Ruins is an archaeological site that consists of a group of well-preserved ancient structures that were built by the Ancestral Puebloans over 700 years ago. The site is located near the edge of a sandstone mesa and offers spectacular views of the surrounding canyonlands.

The main attraction at Butler Wash Ruins is a hike that takes you through the ancient structures and around the nearby rock formations. You can see how the Ancestral Puebloans constructed their buildings using local sandstone, and how they incorporated the natural features of the landscape into their design. There are several different trails that you can choose from, depending on your level of fitness and the amount of time you have available.

The site is also home to a small museum, which features exhibits about the history and culture of the Ancestral Puebloans who once lived in the area.