Target Ruin & Ballroom Cave

A short, shady hike to great ruins and a scramble into a deep cave.

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ballroom cave 5
ballroom cave 5

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ballroom cave 4
ballroom cave 4

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target ruin
target ruin

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ballroom cave 5
ballroom cave 5

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You hike northwest from a pullout on UT95 into shallow, tree-lined Upper Butler Wash. There are at least 4 ruin sites here, some in deep caves. Please don't disturb the bats.

 

Target Ruin (with its target pictograph) is an out-of-reach structure, accessed on a steep but short trail leading west off the wash. It's difficult to see the rock art.