Aztec Butte Trail

MODERATE 51 reviews
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Aztec Butte Trail is a 1.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Moab, Utah that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
262 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

no dogs

Directions from Island in the Sky Visitor Center: Drive southward on Utah 313 approximately 6.25 miles to the junction of Main Island Road and Upheaval Dome Road. Bear right at this junction and drive .7 miles, past the access road to Willow Flat Campground, to the parking area for Aztec Butte Trail.

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15 days ago

Great views and lots of fun scrambling on this hike! starts off in thick sand, so my hiking gaiters kept my feet sand-free, and then had to scramble up the slickrock to get to the top. Tons of fun. I would do this hike again, just for the scrambling fun :) The trail was pretty deserted, too, which is always a nice thing. Saw some people having a picnic ontop of the Mesa, which is a great idea!

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1 month ago

A little sand and a little steep slickrock on this trail. Leads to a nice view on the top of the butte. There is also a granary as a side trip

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1 month ago

A short, quick hike that takes you down to two Pueblo granaries and on top of a rather tall butte. I'm moderately experienced and had a little huff and puff scaling the second one, but little kids were hiking along rather seamlessly next to me. A varied, interesting hike, just wish it were a bit longer!

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3 months ago

Nice quick hike with a good view!

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4 months ago

we loved every minute of this family friendly hike!! worth it to go past the 'do not enter, dangerous' signs - its just a suggestion. you can't see the best part if you don't. we'll totally do it again. only ran into 4 people on a June morning ...

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6 months ago

Nice