Clustered in southeastern Utah is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Utah. The area is known as Cedar Mesa and features one of the highest concentrations of cliff dwellings, rock art, slick rock canyons and places to explore in the Southwest. The map provides an excellent way to explore the eastern part of Cedar Mesa in the abled Comb ridge and Butler Wash area, including more than 50 excursions into canyons where one can explore both some of the most scenic places in Utah as well as discover the hidden jewels left behind almost a thousand years ago when these ancient ones abandoned the area. The map includes all of the drainages within the Ridge, the Butler and Cottonwood wash drainages, including Lime Creek, Road Canyon, Owl Creek, McLloyd Canyon, Fish Creek, Dry Wash, Mule Canyon, Arch Canyon and much more. In an area where there are no trail or road signs — and a maze of rough-and-tumble jeep roads along which it is easy to lose your way, this map provides you with the means to explore these canyons and creeks without worry that you'll find yourself lost,unable to know where you are. Even with the best of the top maps for the area, route finding can be difficult and locating where you are tricky at best. The "Cedar Messa - Comb Ridge" map provides you with the security of knowing where you are as well as how to find the places you want to see. The routes into these fabled creeks and canyons are displayed in green so that you'll find it easy to know exactly where to turn off or where many of the main trailheads are located. Respect the Canyons The main rule for exploring any of the canyons in the southwest is to leave the places you visit exactly as found them — or more importantly, better than you found them. . Do not collect any object - historical, geological or botanical. Removing or disturbing of historic items is a federal offence, according to the Antiquities Act of 1906 and the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979. Please don't touch or trace around any rock art - petroglyphs (etchings), pictographs (paintings) or signatures. Oils from the skin can accelerate erosion. Do not rearrange items, such as by creating piles of pot fragments or other artifacts. Do not climb, sit or lean on walls and roofs of any ruins you come upon. Some may look sturdy but all are potentially delicate and unstable. Avoid walking on middens - these are ancient refuse heaps, commonly found close to ruins, recognizable by a slightly raised mound, often darker in color than its surroundings. Do not use ropes or other climbing aids to enter archaeological sites. If camping is permitted, then camp a reasonable distance away from archeological sites, and do not build fires in the vicinity. Keep pets leashed at all times, and well away from any archeological sites. In many regions, such as Grand Gulch, all pets are prohibited. Report any acts of vandalism, to the BLM or other management agency Stay on established trails where possible, to reduce erosion. Do not leave litter, even organic items, as these can attract wildlife, who can damage ruins by burrowing or nest-building. Thank you. A Disclaimer Please note that most of the "roads" in the Comb Ridge and Butler Wash areas are not paved and often may be extremely rough. Doing here requires extreme caution. While most of the routes can be driven with a high clearance vehicle, some do require 4x4 vehicles for access and 4x4 vehicles provide an extra measure of safety, especially if the roads are muddy or it has rained recently. Canyon hiking can be extremely dangerous if not approached with the proper level of respect. Knowing one's limits is extremely important as well as having plenty of water and food along for the trip. There are opportunities for more extended overnight trips into many of the canyons. Much of the Cedar Mesa area is managed by the BLM. Permits may be required for entry into the area. To find out more a quick search online for "Cedar Mesa Visitor Information" will provide plenty of links. Check out the http://www.blm.gov/style/medialib/blm/ut/monticello_fo/recreation.Par.18354.File.dat/Cedar%20Mesa-Grand%20Gulch%20Trip%20Planner.pdf"> Cedar Mesa/Grand Gulch Trip Planner for the best introduction to the area and most everything you need to know.
Price: $ 3.99 USD
Vendor: Santa Barbara Outdoors
Category: Parks & Forests
Activities: Hiking, Offroading, Camping, Fishing
Size: 65.9 MB
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