Hobbs Wash | Comb Ridge

Hiking Hobbs Wash - Comb Ridge Hiking Hobbs Wash

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RATING: Moderate Hike

Sat

Sunny, with a high near 82. Southwest wind 5 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

82 | 53

Sun

Sunny, with a high near 84.

84 | 49

Mon

Sunny, with a high near 88.

88 | 52

Tue

Sunny, with a high near 91.

91 | 54

Wed

Sunny, with a high near 92.

92 | 56

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SEASON: Any, although summers can be very hot. Very difficult if snow is on the ground.
GEAR: Standard Hiking Gear
WATER: None, bring all you need.

Sat

Sunny, with a high near 82. Southwest wind 5 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

82 | 53

Sun

Sunny, with a high near 84.

84 | 49

Mon

Sunny, with a high near 88.

88 | 52

Tue

Sunny, with a high near 91.

91 | 54

Wed

Sunny, with a high near 92.

92 | 56

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The ruin south of Hobbs Wash

The ruin south of Hobbs Wash

This short hike from the highway hikes down Hobbs Wash and visits two ruins in Butler Wash, near the mouth of Hobbs Wash. Part of the route down is a bit steep and loose. I would not recommend this to beginners, but people with some desert hiking experience should have no problem. The ruins are quite interesting and well worth the short outing.

Note: There seemed to be countless cacti along this route, especially near the south ruin. Because of this, I would probably not bring dogs along unless they are very desert savvy.
History Note: Hobbs Wash is named for George Hobbs. From the monument:

As a winter storm approached, four nearly starved scouts, George Hobbs, George Morrill, Lemuel Redd, Sr. and George Sevey, sought shelter for the night in this area on December 27, 1879. The scouts were exploring for a feasible route for the 250 Mormon (Hole-in-the-Rock) pioneers to follow from their encampments above the Colorado River gorge 100 miles west of here. George Hobbs: "Night overtook us, we camped in this small canyon, this being our third day without food. I cut my name in the rock with the date I was there, not knowing that I would survive the journey."

I could not locate his signature on our visit. It would be fascinating to see.

Views from the southern ruin

Views from the southern ruin

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