Wolfman Petroglyph

Wolfman Petroglyph Panel

Cedar Mesa
Hiking

          The Wolfman Petroglyph Panel is easy for the entire family to enjoy. The panel contains several dozen images that have been chipped into the sandstone cliff.

General Information:
Click Here for Map          The Wolfman Petroglyph Panel requires only a short walk. Please take only pictures and leave only footprints. The Wolfman Petroglyph Panel contains several dozen images. A round trip to visit and explore the panel will require approximately 30 minutes. The route is only about 200 yards from the trailhead. The panel is accessible year round in good weather.

          A GPS is extremely useful in verifying you are on the correct route. The area is criss crossed with confusing roads and trails. The USGS 7.5' Map titled "Bluff SW" shows the area described. The current roads are not  shown correctly on the USGS map. Navigation for this route is moderate. All waypoints and maps use the WGS84 datum. Wolfman Petroglyph is rated 1A I using the Canyon Rating System.

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Trailhead Information:
          A high clearance vehicle is advised for accessing this trailhead, four-wheel-drive is not required. A carefully driven passenger car can usually access the trailhead in good weather.

          From Bluff, Utah travel west on Utah Highway 191 for 4 miles to the junction of Utah Highway 191 and Utah Highway 163. Travel west 0.9 miles on Utah Highway 163 to a well maintained dirt road on the north side of the highway (N37 15' 50", W109 38' 30"). This is the Lower Butler Wash Road (SJC #262).

          Turn north onto the the dirt road. Follow the well maintained dirt road north for 1.0 miles to a fence and a small track heading west (left). Passenger cars should park here. All others drive west on the small track for 0.2 miles across the slickrock to the rim of the canyon. This is the Wolfman Petroglyph Trailhead.

Wolfman Petroglyph Panel

Route Information:
          From  the Wolfman Petroglyph Trailhead (N37 16' 33", W109 38' 45") located on the rim of Butler Wash. Look for cairns (small stacks of rock) that lead directly west over the edge to a wide ledge. Walk to the south end of the ledge and you should find a place where you can squeeze between a large rock and the cliff that allows access to the lower canyon. From the bottom of the squeeze you should see a large alcove on the east (left) side of the canyon. The Wolfman Petroglyph Panel (N37 16' 28", W109 38' 47") is located on the south side of the alcove.

Additional Information:
          Members of the Circle of Friends will find the additional Butler Wash Road information extremely valuable.


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