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Aztec Butte Trail

Intermediate

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0.6 mile 1.0 kilometer point to point
87% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 211' 64 m
Descent: -9' -3 m
High: 6,293' 1,918 m
Low: 6,082' 1,854 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 43% (23°)

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Trail shared by Josh Bleßing

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

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Not a great trail to run.

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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  4.4 from 9 votes

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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
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Nov 23, 2017 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

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