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Hobbs Wash Ruins, UT

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HAZ reminds you to respect the ruins. Please read the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 & Ruins Etiquette
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Difficulty 2 of 5
Route Finding 3 of 5
Distance Round Trip 2.25 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,568 feet
Elevation Gain 120 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 2 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 2.85
Interest Off-Trail Hiking, Ruins, Historic, Seasonal Waterfall & Seasonal Creek
Backpack Possible - Not Popular
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Author AZLOT69
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Routes 247
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Trips 1,925 map ( 16,249 miles )
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Location Gold Canyon, AZ
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Preferred   Apr, May, Sep, Oct → 9 AM
Seasons   Spring to Autumn
Sun  6:05am - 6:17pm
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A somewhat typical hike for Combs Ridge. Not too long a hike, great ruins to see, but classify this one under seldom visited. At the trailhead is a monument paying tribute to Mormon settlers who nearly starved to death at this location in their push into uncharted regions. The wash is named after one of them, Hobbs.

From the trailhead cross the highway to the south side and follow an old road down to Hobbs Wash. Turn left on the wash. It starts out sandy but soon turns into slick rock. Soon you will arrive at a forty foot drop off. Bear right and follow the right bank around. You may pick up a faint trail. Butler Wash comes into view. You are about one hundred feet above the wash. As you approach Butler Wash continue to follow the bank to your right keeping the wash in sight. At this point you are directly above the alcove containing the ruins. Looking up and down Butler Wash you can see several alcoves. Most don't contain ruins. What was the ancients selection process ? Continue along the bank and watch for cairns. There will be a stairway so to speak down towards the bottom of the wash. At about thirty feet above the wash there it's a ledge. Turn left here. You can see the alcove now ahead of you about three hundred feet. The narrow ledge presents some moderate exposure, not for the faint of heart. Not much of a trail exits but work your way over to the alcove. Enjoy and return the way you came.

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    From Bluff ,, Utah take highway 191 west for miles to highway 163. Continue past this intersection for 1.8 miles to large turnout on the right. This is your trailhead. It has a large monument honoring Mormon settlers forging a path thru this territory.
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