Barton's Dugway, San Juan County, Uta...
Share
mail
License license
loading...
Loading ...

Panoramic photo by Calvin K McDonald EXPERT Taken 13:37, 18/10/2012 - Views loading...

Advertisement

Barton's Dugway, San Juan County, Utah, USA

The World > North America > USA > Utah

  • Like / unlike
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down

Barton's Dugway near Bluff, Utah, USA.  In 1883 William Hyde and Amasa Barton cut a wagon road down a solid rock cliff between Rincon and Bluff, Utah.  It was just wide enough to allow a wagon and team to travel on.  This image is taken in the middle of what's left of this road - called Barton's Dugway.

During wintertime Hide/Barton freighted goods between Santa Fe, New Mexico and Rincon on the San Juan River.  During summertime they freighted between Durango, Colorado and Rincon.  This road, on a sheer cliff, became necessary because the San Juan River changed course and blocked their usual travel route in the river bottom, and the only alternate route was San Juan Hill, which was too steep.

Today this road is all but forgotten and few know it exists.

comments powered by Disqus

Nearby images in Utah

map

A: Butler Wash Petroglyph Panel, San Juan County, Utah, USA

by Calvin K McDonald, 500 meters away

This spectacular display of 1000 year-old petroglyphs is called the Butler Wash Panel, as it is near ...

Butler Wash Petroglyph Panel, San Juan County, Utah, USA

B: Comb Ridge, San Juan Hill Peak, San Juan County, Utah, USA

by Calvin K McDonald, 2.0 km away

This area of southern Utah is called Rincon (Spanish for "corner").  Here Comb Wash and Comb Ridge me...

Comb Ridge, San Juan Hill Peak, San Juan County, Utah, USA

C: Rincon, South Comb Ridge Point, San Juan County, Utah, USA

by Calvin K McDonald, 2.4 km away

This area of southern Utah is called Rincon (Spanish for "corner").  Here Comb Wash and Comb Ridge me...

Rincon, South Comb Ridge Point, San Juan County, Utah, USA

D: San Juan River at Rincon, San Juan County, Utah, USA

by Calvin K McDonald, 2.6 km away

This area of southern Utah is called Rincon (Spanish for "corner").  Here Comb Wash and Comb Ridge me...

San Juan River at Rincon, San Juan County, Utah, USA

E: Cave Dwelling Remains, Comb Ridge, Utah, USA

by Calvin K McDonald, 10.4 km away

One of many cave dwellings found in Comb Ridge, San Juan County, Utah, USA.  This particular ruin has...

Cave Dwelling Remains, Comb Ridge, Utah, USA

F: A Large Cave, Comb Ridge, Utah, USA

by Calvin K McDonald, 10.4 km away

Comb Ridge in southern Utah, USA is riddled with many canyons and caves.  This is one of many generic...

A Large Cave, Comb Ridge, Utah, USA

G: The Bluff Fort, Bluff, Utah, USA

by Calvin K McDonald, 12.3 km away

The Bluff Fort Replica in Bluff, Utah, USA.  In 1879 seventy families consisting of about 250 men, wo...

The Bluff Fort, Bluff, Utah, USA

H: West Calf Canyon, Bluff, Utah, USA

by Calvin K McDonald, 12.9 km away

This image was taken about half way up the west branch of Calf Canyon near Bluff, Utah, USA.  The can...

West Calf Canyon, Bluff, Utah, USA

I: East Calf Canyon, Bluff, Utah, USA

by Calvin K McDonald, 13.2 km away

This image was taken about half way up the east branch of Calf Canyon near Bluff, Utah, USA.  The can...

East Calf Canyon, Bluff, Utah, USA

J: Bluff, Utah, USA

by Calvin K McDonald, 13.3 km away

The town of Bluff, Utah, USA as seen from a 300 foot cliff on the east side of town.  The road coming...

Bluff, Utah, USA

This panorama was taken in Utah

This is an overview of Utah

Utah is a state located in the westcentral region of the United States of America.  Utah is the 13th largest state by area, ranks 34th by population and 10th by population density of the 50 United States.  Utah was the 45th state to be admitted into the Union, on January 4, 1896. Utah is landlocked, being bordered by the states of Idaho to the north, Wyoming to the northeast, Nevada on the west, Colorado on the east and Arizona to the south.  Utah is very mountainous and is a popular outing destination of the outdoorsman.  The state population is about 2.82M with 95% being Caucasian, 2.4% Asian, 1.7% Native American and 1.3% Black. The state capital and largest city is Salt Lake City.

Source: wikipedia

Share this panorama