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Factory Butte, Caineville

4.6
#162 of 207 in Nature in Utah
Geologic Formation · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Factory Butte is a 6,302-foot (1,921 m) summit in the Upper Blue Hills in northern Wayne County, Utah, United States, about 12 miles (19 km) northwest of Hanksville and about 14 miles (23 km) east of Capitol Reef National Park boundary.

The butte was so named by early settlers who thought its outline resembled a huge factory building, the Provo woolen mill in particular.
The synonymous Factory Butte in Emery County, Utah lies a mere 15 miles (24 km) to the east-southeast.
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  • Got to see this beauty on the scenic by way - 24 in Utah on the way to our Air BnB. Lots of places to stop and take pictures of this butte, there is also a road you can drive into to get a closer...  more »
  • You can't drive to Capital Reef and not notice Factory Butte. Stunning views - wish we had a 4WD to explore a little more closely. There are obvious ATV tracks in the area, but if you can look...  more »
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  • Too bad they're opening up this area to the dimwit OHV crowd so they can drive their Go-Karts around here and tear up this sensitive area. Somebody needs to lay a bunch of roofing tacks on the paths .
  • This place appears to be a barren landscape devoid of life, but it full of life in a delicately balanced ecosystem. Open, peaceful, you really get the sense of how small we are in the big scheme of things. I'm beyond disappointed they decided to open this up to OHV- they have so many other areas and lands close by, why is it necessary to destroy this one, too?

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