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Aztec Butte Trail

Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park, UT
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Favorite hike in the park

There is two parts to this hike. We didn’t make it to the top of the butte. My daughter was a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chad B
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Medical Lake, WA
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Out of the way trail worth the effort

We really enjoyed this hike. In fact, out of all the hikes we did in Arches and Canyonlands, this... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
Azouma
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Iowa
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Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park, UT
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is two parts to this hike. We didn’t make it to the top of the butte. My daughter was a little scared of the heights. However we were able to do the granary with zero issues.

Thank Chad B
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

We really enjoyed this hike. In fact, out of all the hikes we did in Arches and Canyonlands, this was near the top. The trail is not very populated, so we practically had the entire thing to ourselves in the middle of June, peak tourist...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

This was our last hike in the Islands in the Sky area of Canyonlands NP and it did not disappoint. Very cool hike with rock scrambling. Keep in mind here, you will need the proper footwear – no sandals! Take plenty of water with you...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2018

There is parking at the trailhead for Aztec Butte. We only ran into one other group when hiking this trail, so it was nice to get away from the crowded attractions for a bit! The beginning of the hike is sandy and relatively flat. We...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

An amazing 360 degree view and although it’s a little tough to make it up and down if you are in moderate shape you can do it!

Thank Rob R
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

The hike up Aztec Butte is very steep but offers beautiful views all around. Once you're at the top it is like you are on another island, it is very flat. After hiking the Butte we hiked down and then hiked up a smaller butte...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2018

The views from the top of Aztec Butte are fantastic in all directions and quite different from the ones that you can see from most viewpoint on the Canyonland scenic drives (they are amazing, but tend to be similiar to eachother, while Aztec Butte has...More

Thank Andrea M
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

We walked the trail to the granary, which was about a 1/2 mile. It was a relatively easy trail until you have to climb up the side of a rock. Once at the top we got to the attraction sign board. We could not see...More

Thank merwhren
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Aztec Butte Trail is 2 mi/3.2 km roundtrip with an elevation change of 225 ft/69 m. The first part of the trail is sandy until it reaches a junction. The left junction (Lower Butte Trail) heads towards Puebloan granaries while the right junction (Upper Butte...More

Thank pingaroo
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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 Pig f
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