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

Robber's Roost

 
 
Robber's Roost Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 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.
 
Other nearby markers.
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.
At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hiawatha (here, next to this marker); Mohrland (here, next to this marker); Desert Lake-Victor (here, next to this marker).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 528 times since then. 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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