Butts Canyon Trail


Butts Canyon (5465)

Description: 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.

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).

This trail is not regularly maintained and the trail maybe difficult to follow. Trail conditions vary widely with weather events and during spring runoff. Check with the Monticello Ranger District for updated information.

Difficulty Level:

Usage: Light


Open to: Hiking and Horseback Riding.

Water: Bring your own water for day trips. While the trail follows a intermittent stream, it is not gurantteed that water will be present. Carrying water is advised. A filtration system is recommended for those planning to drink water from the stream/springs.

Restroom: There is no restroom available.

Operated by: Forest Service

Information Center: Monticello Ranger District (435) 587-2041

Directions: 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 Ft 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.

Latitude: 37 37’ 18.6”N (37.621841 Decimal Degrees)

Longitude: 109 45’ 55.2”W (-109.765332 Decimal Degrees)