Red Butte

Tusayan, Arizona 86023

Red Butte

Red Butte Professional Review and Guide

"An easy hike to a unique geologic feature. The trail heads up the west slopes of the butte in a series of switchbacks, reaching a shoulder before climbing the summit knob. The small summit plateau is open and the view is good in all directions.

A fire-lookout building stands at the northeast edge. If the lookout is staffed, be sure to ask permission before climbing up. Red Butte is formed primarily from reddish Moenkopi sandstone, which is younger than any of the rocks that form the Grand Canyon."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
960 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Best spring through fall
6,300 feet
Trailhead Elevation
7,300 feet
Top Elevation
Tusayan Ranger District, Kaibab National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Red Butte; Kaibab National Forest (Williams, Chalender, and Tusayan Ranger Districts) map
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Oct 2018