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Aztec Butte Trail

Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park, UT
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The top is worth the climb

This is a short, easy trail until the last 50 feet feet and well worth the panoramic views... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
Bob M
Clarksville, Tennessee
Great trail, not a high traffic trail

This was recommended to me by a park ranger after about my 5th visit to the park. I never took it... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
Lisa A
Bloomington, Indiana
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Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park, UT

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Reviewed 2 September 2017

This is a short, easy trail until the last 50 feet feet and well worth the panoramic views. This is a high point for for several square miles.

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 17 June 2017

This was recommended to me by a park ranger after about my 5th visit to the park. I never took it because it didn't sound that great and from what I could see from the parking lot it never inspired me to take it. Was...More

1  Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We weren't sure what to expect and had felt slightly underwhelmed at canyonlands compared to some other parks we had visited and stopped at this trail not knowing much about it. It is a short sandy trail that leads to a butte that you are...More

1  Thank Naturestrikes
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We reached the two granaries easily and pretty quickly. There is a sign marker on the trail pointing the way to them. They are not clearly visible from the trail because they are under the ledge but once you scramble down a bit, you are...More

1  Thank J W
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Though it's a little bit difficult to find the trail at times, especially as it goes over flat rock, we did the leg of this hike that goes to the granaries, and found it to be well worth it. It's a very short hike in...More

1  Thank idtravel15
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Good hike to two different interesting viewpoints. The first destination is uphill to see grain stores which are slightly awkward to see as they are tucked out of sight just under the top of the hill but only a few steps from the path The...More

3  Thank JANDDBritinParis
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Great Trail!! seamed a bit daunting looking up when you came to the base of the butte, and as you go up you may think "how am I getting down?" but keep going, it looks much worse than it is! And this is coming from...More

2  Thank LisaC1982
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Island in the Sky has very limited parking available at trailheads to more popular hikes here, but this one had lots of parking so we did it. Butte has nice views, solitude - strong knees and legs are required for getting up to and over...More

2  Thank SteamboatTravelers
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I liked this hike very much. First of all: there are not many people on the trail Second: you have to climb, which is challenging. Third: your reward is a panoramic view. I don't recommend this hike to people with a fear of heights.

Thank HannekeLeonie
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Half of the group hiked to the top. Good shoes are a must. You are hiking up a slippery solid granite slab. The 13 year old was pumped that he could climb this. His 10 year old sister wisely did not try and stayed half...More

Thank retired27
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