Red Butte Hiking Trail in the Kaibab National Forest

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An isolated peak in Kaibab National Forest 20 miles south of the south rim of the Grand Canyon, 7,426-foot Red Butte provides an exceptional platform for viewing the colorful flatlands of the Colorado Plateau.

Getting There: From Flagstaff, go north on U.S. 180 to the State Route 64 junction in Valle. Turn north (right) and continue 11 miles to Forest Road 320 at milepost 224. Turn right and go 1.3 miles to Forest Road 340, turn left and drive 0.9 mile to Forest Road 340A, turn right and continue 0.3 mile to the trailhead. Dirt roads are sedan-friendly and well-signed.

Length: 2.5 miles round trip

Rating: moderate

Kid Friendly: YES

Pet Friendly: NO

Elevation: 6,460-7,426 feet

Best Season: May-October


Photo credit Mare Czinar/PHOENIX


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