Wildcat Trail

MODERATE 28 reviews

Wildcat Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Monument Valley, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
413 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Provided by VisitUtah.com: "The Wildcat Trail is a 3.9-mile loop hike into one of the most scenic areas that Monument Valley has to offer. This trail lets hikers feel like they stepped back in time into the Wild West. Hikers will travel around one some of the most famous rock buttes in the park, and will at one point find themselves standing in a spot where three towering buttes surround them. The Wildcat Trail is the only self-guided trail in the park but offers some world- class scenery as it takes hikers for a walk through the world-famous Mitten Buttes and Merrick Butte. Start: Wildcat Trail trailhead sign at the northwest corner of the visitor center parking area Distance: Nearly 4 miles Hiking time: 2 to 3 hours Difficulty: Moderate due to sandy sections Trail surface: Sand, dirt, and rock trail Best season: Spring and fall Other trail users: Horseback riders Canine compatibility: Leashed dogs permitted Fees and permits: Park entry fee required Schedule: Open year-round; check website for closures"

1 day ago

Nice easy hike. Very fine sand makes it a little challenging on the way out, but overall fairly easy and beautiful.

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1 month ago

This was a great trail! Awesome views and very well marked. I went in the morning and had an easy time, but I could see it being hot once the sun gets higher. The trail is mostly flat, only a slight incline towards the end of the trail.

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3 months ago

Really enjoyed the walk. Not difficult and the scenery can't be beat.

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4 months ago

Incredible views! Pretty easy trail; the return is up a moderately strenuous hill which is by far the most difficult portion of the trail. If you're visiting Monument Valley, this is a "must do" in my opinion.

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4 months ago

You shouldn't go to Monument Valley without taking a quick trek down Wildcat Trail! It''s not the most well marked trail in places (especially the start), but it's arguably the best way to escape the crowds on the driving loop and see the rock formations in relative peace.

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6 months ago

Great hike with great views; relatively easy besides a slight climb back up to parking lot

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8 months ago

One of the best hikes I had ever. The imp soon facades of the buttes is an out of earth experience in this beautiful holy place

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11 months ago

This was a really great hike. I would consider this to be a must do activity in Monument Valley. With this hike, you'll see some great views of the great scenery in monument valley, you'll also be able to walk around the west mitten butte. Make sure to wear good shoes or boots as the trail is extremely sandy at some points. I would also recommend doing the hike on a cooler day or early in the morning, because the heat and unrelenting sun could make this hike quite unpleasant.

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