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Big Butte Loop

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Trail

0.8 mile 1.3 kilometer loop
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 52' 16 m
Descent: -47' -14 m
High: 1,368' 417 m
Low: 1,324' 403 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 4% (2°)

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Trail shared by Hunter R

A quick, scenic loop around the towering sandstone walls of Big Butte

Hunter R

Features Wildlife

Family Friendly Kids will enjoy the trail's short nature and pretty scenery, not to mention the possibility of viewing lizards and other wildlife.

Description

Boasting beautiful desert views from a supremely accessible trail, the Big Butte Loop is a great option for Papago Park patrons of all types.

Starting from the junction with the Double Butte Loop, this easy trail can be traveled in either direction. While enjoying the trail, keep your eyes peeled for lizards sunning themselves on the sloping slabs of nearby Big Butte. While they might be tricky to spot, they can provide a fun activity for young and old alike.

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Aug 18, 2019
Michelle F
Nov 4, 2017
Nicole L
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Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 2 votes

#2

in Papago Park

#17994

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#2

in Papago Park

#632

in Arizona

#17,994

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726 Since Oct 7, 2016
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Looking at the Ramada from the Big Butte Loop.
Oct 17, 2016 near Tempe J…, AZ
Loop around Big Butte at sunrise.
Jul 19, 2019 near Tempe J…, AZ

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