Aztec Butte Trail

Moab, Utah

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Easy hiking on a sandy trail leads to a scramble up the slickrock flank of Aztec Dome to several Native American ruins below the flat summit. The mile-long Aztec Butte Trail climbs to the flat summit of 6,312-foot Aztec Butte, one of the highest points on the Island in the Sky in Canyonlands National Park. The trail offers easy hiking on a sandy trail and then scrambles up slickrock slabs to the flat summit. The hike highlights are great views and several ancient granaries used by Ancestral Puebloan people over 1,000 years ago.

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"Easy hiking on a sandy trail leads to a scramble up the slickrock flank of Aztec Dome to several Native American ruins below the flat summit.

The mile-long Aztec Butte Trail climbs to the flat summit of 6,312-foot Aztec Butte, one of the highest points on the Island in the Sky in Canyonlands National Park. The trail offers easy hiking on a sandy trail and then scrambles up slickrock slabs to the flat summit. The hike highlights are great views and several ancient granaries used by Ancestral Puebloan people over 1,000 years ago."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Moab
Distance: 1.5
Elevation Gain: 225 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1½ to 2 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Canyonlands National Park, 2282 SW Resource Blvd., Moab 84532; (435) 719-2313 or (435) 259- 4351 for backcountry information; www.nps.gov/cany/index.htm
Local Maps: USGS Musselman Arch and Upheaval Dome, Moab Trails Illustrated Explorer
Driving Directions: Directions to Aztec Butte Trail

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May 2018