Starbuck's Exploring

Hiking and exploring backcountry locations of the Western United States.

Category: Western Utah Desert

Anderson Cabin

I was out exploring in the wild hinterlands of Utah a while back, a backcountry cabin caught my eye. There aren’t many other cabins (or mines) out here, so I definitely wanted to pay this one a visit.

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Gold Springs and the Jennie Mine

We met up with Micah, Mike and Dan in 2006 to do some cabin and mine exploring around Gold Springs on the western edge of Utah. We traveled miles of open roads through pinyon and juniper woodland, with the occasional ruin. We were there in July and that is thunderstorm season out there. It rained on us a little, but it was a great trip!

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Parowan Gap Petroglyphs

Parowan Gap is a narrow pass in a low set of hills that must have served as a natural corridor. The rocks at the narrowest part are covered in petroglyphs. The site is easy to reach but not remote. Still, it is an interesting spot to visit as a few of the petroglyphs are quite unique. The place seems very plain at first but it has a spiritual feel if you stop and relax for a while.

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Santa Clara Hillside Petroglyphs

We took a little side trip while in Southern Utah in late 2010 to check out this incredible rock art site I had heard about. My photos aren’t the best but the site didn’t disappoint.

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Stateline Mill

Late in 2013, we went on a trip around Nevada and Utah. One of the places we stopped is the old Stateline Mill on the Utah and Nevada border. It is a place I had wanted to check out for years, and we almost didn’t make it this time either. Luckily, we had enough time left on our trip and spent a few hours here.

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