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Fort Bottom Ruin Trail

MODERATE 1 reviews
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Fort Bottom Ruin Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Moab, Utah that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from March until November.

Distance: 3.4 miles Elevation Gain: 646 feet Route Type: Out & Back





no shade

historic site

no dogs

"The Fort Bottom Ruin Trail descends two miles to the Colorado River to a bend in the river named Fort Bottom. Along the trail you will see an ancient Puebloan structure and an old cabin. Fort Bottom is a flat sandy flood plain created by the river. The trail to the river descends steeply 500 feet. Directions from Island in the Sky Visitor Center: Drive northward along Utah 313 9 miles to Mineral Bottom Road. Turn left on to this unpaved, high-clearance road and follow it to White Rim Road, approximately 14.5 miles. Turn left on to White Rim Road and follow that four-wheel drive road 10 miles, past Hardscrabble Bottom, to the Fort Bottom Trailhead.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Nice hike! We did at dusk in mid June when the temps came down.

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