Butterfly Bend |

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Hiking Butterfly Bend - Green River Hiking Butterfly Bend
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RATING: Moderate Hike

Fri

64 | 39

Sat

66 | 28

Sun

56 | 32

Mon

59 | 26

Tue

64 | 28

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SEASON: Spring, Fall
GEAR: Standard Hiking Gear
WATER: None

Fri

64 | 39

Sat

66 | 28

Sun

56 | 32

Mon

59 | 26

Tue

64 | 28

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The steep descent hill at the start.

The steep descent hill at the start.

Butterfly Bend is a bend along the Green River that is home to over a dozen boulders with petroglyph panels. The bend itself is quite pretty, perched above the river. It is easy to see why this might be a place the native peoples would linger when in the area.

In this case, visiting Butterfly Bend requires less than a great hike. The hike starts with a steep loose descent down what might be legitimately confused for the local landfill. The steep slope that is at the start of the hike is littered with broken bottles, tires, TV's, shotgun shells and the likes. The good news is that after the initial rough start, the hike becomes more scenic.

The panels are fascinating to visit. Given the initial rough start and looseness, I would not recommend this for young children or those not wanting to deal with a little steep looseness.

Views of the Green River along the way.

Views of the Green River along the way.

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