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Elephant Butte

HARD 5 reviews
#35 of 48 trails in

Elephant Butte is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Moab, Utah that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for rock climbing, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September.

Distance: 1.6 miles Elevation Gain: 597 feet Route Type: Loop

nature trips

rock climbing

bird watching




off trail

no shade

Please note this trail requires rock climbing knowledge and equipment. Rappelling is necessary to complete the trail.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

We've done this a few times over the years. But you need to rappel to complete the trail. Great fun to the highest point in the park.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

I’m curious as to who enters these trails and writes the descriptions. . . This particular trail is an incredibly wonderful canyoneering route that I would give 5 stars if it were categorized/described correctly. However, it is not a ‘hike’ - if requires knowledge of the route and canyoneering equipment (there are 2 full rappels on the route and at least one spot where a handline is highly desirable), as well as a permit (as do all climbing and canyoneering activities within the park). Beautiful, amazing views, a wonderful trip, but not a hike and definitely not a ‘moderate’ outing.

10 months ago

Friday, March 30, 2018

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