|Utah Hwy. 95 ascends the west face of Comb Ridge.|
The dramatic sandstone uplift barely survived the Republican Trump administration's downsizing of Bears Ears National Monument -- authorized by Democratic President Barack Obama -- by 85 percent in December 2017.
The sloping east side of Comb Ridge, accessed via Lower Butler Wash Road north of U.S. Highway 163 a few miles west of Bluff, is provides vigorous-hiking access to a number of important and well-known archaeological sites. Here is one, Fish Mouth Cave.
|Approach to Fish Mouth Cave from the east side|
|Looking east from Fish Mouth Cave|
|Corn cob in Fish Mouth Cave|