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Robbers Roost: The Outlaw Hideout

BANDITS BYWAY When Butch Cassidy and his Wild Bunch needed a place to hide, Robbers Roost was their go-to place. This remote area was the perfect outlaw hideout, with a maze of canyons and rugged terrain that were difficult to navigate yet had easy access to supplies from nearby ranches. Sisters Ann and Josie Bassett were two of the only women to ever visit Robbers Roost, providing food and horses to Butch Cassidy and his gang. The outlaws were sworn to secrecy and their hideout was never discovered by lawmen. The original Wild Bunch corral still stands in Robbers Roost. “127 HOURS” BACKDROP Today hikers, campers, horseback riders, off-roaders and canyoneers are attracted to the myriad of canyons and trails in Robbers Roost. In 2003, hiker Aaron Ralston rescued himself after being trapped for five days beneath an 800-pound boulder while exploring the canyons alone.

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