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Aztec Butte Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.4 (9)

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

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 9 votes

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  4.4 from 9 votes
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#209

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#5,566

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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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Jul 13, 2020
Julia Gielczynski
Jun 26, 2020
Daniel Bolding
Jan 5, 2020
Joe Martinez
Steep icy and fun
Jul 30, 2019
Cameron Breither
Jul 12, 2019
Jack Sanders
10h 58m
Jun 16, 2019
Nye Nelson
Jun 15, 2019
Lynette Cornell
2mi — 1h 04m
May 30, 2019
Sharon Caggiano