Posted on Thu, 22-Apr-2021Sun, 19-Dec-2021 by pamUtah: Sand Island/Butler Wash We are in Bluff Utah by lunch and snagged a river site at Sand Island Campground. A wonderful walk along the river to see petroglyphs – and blooming cactus. Nicely preserved petroglyphs in the rock faces. Also some wall remnants protected under cliff overhangs. We headed up Butler Wash along Combs Ridge for some more remote hiking. More ancient construction under some huge cliffs with protected coves. Absolutely gorgeous petroglyphs – quite large and very distinct. We could make up our own stories as to the meanings. Nice scenery to enjoy after a day of hiking – relaxing in the shade of the van! A long day hike up a canyon to some more areas of interest. Posing outside doorway to give some scale to the building. Love how the large boulders are incorporated into the walls. There must have been an upper level Amazing hand print detail captured with a zoom lens. We had a very hot day of hiking and we did not explore all the side canyons. But enjoyed some unusual natural rock formations.