Comb Ridge - Utah

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In southeastern Utah.


BLM and Private lands


Comb Ridge is an amazing rock formation in the desert and canyon area of southeastern Utah. It is an immense sandstone formation tilted at an angle of about 20 degrees, which is almost 80 miles (128 km) long running north and south, and about one mile (1.6 km) wide.

We have visited only the northern end of Comb Ridge in Utah. On the eastern side Comb Ridge slopes up gently from Butler Wash. On the western side it drops vertically 800 to over 1,000 feet (245 to 300 m) to Comb Wash. For the entire 30 mile length, it is slickrock playground and a geology and natural history museum.

Both Butler Wash and Comb Wash flow into the San Juan River which cuts through Comb Ridge between Bluff and Mexican Hat.

With no water, no facilities, and generally difficult access, you will not find many people here. However, you will find micro- and macro-scenery enough to last you a lifetime.



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