Red Butte Trail in Kolob Terrace

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Red Butte Trail in Kolob Terrace is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Virgin, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

2.8 miles
1,167 feet
Out & Back



nature trips



wild flowers


no dogs

Technical summit hike. Stunning views. Challenging route finding required. Includes the beautiful Red Window Arch. Red Butte is located just outside of Zion National Park on BLM managed lands. Crossing over the cattle guard, the asphalt turns the typical gray, from the reddish color used in the park. Look to the left and the very prominent point of Red Butte can be seen. It is 12.5 miles from the Kolob Reservoir sign just outside of Virgin, UT to the dirt road leading to Red Butte. A high clearance vehicle and 4x4 wheel drive is recommended. A green gate marks the boundary of Red Butte Wilderness area and no motor vehicles of any kind are allowed.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Be very careful here and make sure approach is either on foot or with a 4wd vehicle!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Red Butte is everything a technical hike should be; unbelievable views, following the route is challenging, not to much rope work, but just enough to keep the route to yourself!

3 months ago