River House Ruin

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River House Ruin

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BLM – Monticello Field Office
365 North Main Street
Monticello, Utah 84535
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RIVER HOUSE RUIN IS A HOUSE WITH A VIEW. IN A SANDSTONE CLIFF LOOKING OUT OVER THE SAN JUAN RIVER.

The cliff contains hundreds of petroglyph panels which extend east to the Butler Wash Petroglyph Panel, just beyond the end of the 4WD road.
Follow the ledge trail to the west, approx. 300 ft. to a small granary ruin site.

River House Ruin Overview

fees-iconFree entry
camping-iconFree dispersed camping
direction-iconFrom Bluff, go 7 mi. west on Hwy 163. Turn left at mile marker 37, onto SJC 237

River House Trail

distance-icon10 mi. round trip
difficulty-iconModerate

Trail Details:
At approx. 0.5 mi. a side trail leads to the Navajo Springs site.
Follow the 4WD track for 4 mi. At this point you can take the track on the right about 0.5 mi. to the river. The left is a 1 mi. steep uphill trail to the ruins.

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