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Huntington in Emery County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Robber's Roost

 
 
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By Jacob Barlow
1. Robber's Roost Marker
Inscription.  Robber's Roost was a popular outlaw hideout located along the Outlaw Trail in Southeastern Utah. Sandwiched between the Colorado, Green and Dirty Devil Rivers, the roost is a savage stretch of land crisscrossed with steep-walled canyons, hidden ravines and flat top mountains. Due to the difficult terrain it served as a hideout for outlaws of every sort, including Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch. The refuge gain a reputation as being impenetrable and stories about it's defense contributed to it's legend. An intricate system of fortifications and a vast storehouse of supplies ensured few lawmen dared enter this dangerous area. The roost was largely abandoned about 1900 when Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid allegedly departed for South America.
Dedicated by Matt Warner Chapter 1900 E Clampus Vitus July 14, 2007 (6012)
 
Erected 2007 by Matt Warner Chapter 1900 E Clampus Vitus.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Landmarks. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
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Robber's Roost Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jacob Barlow, August 10, 2014
2. Robber's Roost Marker
Robber's Roost Marker can be seen far left next to the Hiawatha Marker.
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20.825′ N, 110° 56.575′ W. Marker is in Huntington, Utah, in Emery County. Marker can be reached from Mohrland Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: PO Box 1343 Huntington, UT 84528, Huntington UT 84528, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hiawatha (here, next to this marker); Mohrland (here, next to this marker); Desert Lake-Victor (here, next to this marker); North Emery High School (approx. 1.8 miles away); Huntington's First Meeting House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Old Bell (approx. 1.9 miles away); Old Ranger Station (approx. 1.9 miles away); Cleveland (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2017. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 634 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 2, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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