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Aztec Butte Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.3 (12)

A shorter trail with amazing butte-top views of the canyon. Some light scrambling is required.


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Map Key

0.6

Miles

1.0

KM

Point to Point

6,293' 1,918 m

High

6,082' 1,854 m

Low

211' 64 m

Up

9' 3 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

43%

Max Grade (23°)

Dogs No Dogs

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Description

This is nice trail that is a bit shorter, offering some excellent 360-degree views of the Green and Colorado river valleys. The trail is marked with cairns, and requires some rock scrambling up a steeper slope as you get closer to the top. It can be particularly windy on the butte so an extra layer is advised. The top is about 400 meters around. This trail is less popular than some of the others in Canyonlands and offers a bit more seclusion.

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Josh Bleßing

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  4.3 from 12 votes

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  4.3 from 12 votes
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#224

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View from the top
Nov 23, 2017 near Moab, UT
This is the junction of Aztec butte and the Granary. The butte ahead requires some rock scrambling to get up to the top.
Nov 23, 2017 near Moab, UT
Incredible views are highlighted from the Aztec Butte Trail.
Feb 19, 2016 near Moab, UT
Hiking the rime on the Aztec Butte Trail.
Feb 19, 2016 near Moab, UT
Working up the Aztec Butte Trail.
Feb 19, 2016 near Moab, UT
Trailhead
Nov 23, 2017 near Moab, UT

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Sep 30, 2021
Miranda Dellinger
Amazing sunset views! Loved the seclusion. Great memory for our family.
Jul 4, 2021
Elisa Schmitz
Our favorite hike in the park 1.7mi
Jun 27, 2021
Matt Ack
Relatively easy, sandy in the beginning and then some scrambling to the top of butte. Cool view of canyon and valley 0.8mi
Jun 8, 2021
Ashleigh Shunk
May 2, 2021
Breck Tuttle
Nov 27, 2020
David Hitchcock
Nov 26, 2020
Jonah Petoskey
1.2mi — 1h 10m
Oct 16, 2020
Lily Adams