Butler Wash

Total Miles


1,788.93 ft


0.5 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Fall

Trail Overview

This 3.4-mile 4x4 route starts on County Road 240 and goes south until it dead-ends at a cliff over Butler Wash. The cliff comes up suddenly, so don't go too fast at the end of the trail. This trail is less trafficked and more faint through soft dirt. It has lots of dips into ravines and washes with sand and rock slabs. Part of it is elevated above a ravine above Butler Wash. It has tight corners as it goes through sagebrush and pinyon pine trees. It also has wider sections along the rim with slab rock and loose rocks in the trail. There are long slabs of slickrock, but no ledges. This is a scenic trail, as it has some nice views of the canyons along the way.

Photos of Butler Wash

Butler Wash
Butler Wash
Butler Wash


This trail is a 2 difficulty for tight turns, dips in ravines and washes, and slab rock, but doesn't have any notable obstacles or ledges.

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Access Description

The Butler Wash/Brushy Basin area is off Highway 95 west of Blanding, Utah. There's an extensive network of dirt roads to explore off of South Elks Road that is used for camping, OHV use, and hunting access. This area is less frequently trafficked on a mix of BLM and Utah State Trust Land. It's a high desert terrain that can see extreme heat in the summer and snow in the winter, so it is best in fall and spring.

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