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blue North Menan Butte Trail

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2.8 mile 4.6 kilometer point to point
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Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 899' 274 m
Descent: -291' -89 m
High: 5,602' 1,708 m
Low: 4,866' 1,483 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 36% (20°)

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A neat little hike around the rim of an extinct volcano.

Christopher Rix

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Family Friendly Relatively easy hike with few dangerous obstacles.

Description

This hike starts at a nice paved trailhead with a bathroom. The first 3/4 of a mile is a steep climb with switchbacks (800'-900' elevation gain). The trail is well used and easy to follow. When you reach the rim of the caldera, you can either go left or right to circumnavigate the rim. The rim is a little less then two miles around.

A radio tower is in operation at the highpoint of the butte. The terrain is generally easy to navigate with several steep inclines and rocky spots. Some people prefer to have trekking poles or a walking stick for the hike. Great views of the surrounding area can be had from the edge of the rim, and the butte itself is interesting to observe and explore.

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Sep 4, 2018
Amanda Riebe
Jun 24, 2018
Lillie Brown
Sep 7, 2017
Jacob Mack
really sandy
Aug 17, 2017
James Park
Jun 23, 2017
Alaina Preddie
2.8mi
Apr 12, 2017
Christopher Rix
Cool little hike close to Idaho Falls. 3.6mi — 1h 55m

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  4.0 from 6 votes

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