Merrimac and Monitor Butte Viewpoint

3/5 (2 reviews)
Situated on the way to Canyonlands Island in the Sky District and Deadhorse State Park, this offroad trail is hidden amidst the paved and improved tourist areas directly off Highway 313. Named after the famous Merrimac and Monitor Civil War-era ironclads, it makes for a quick side trip when wheeling... Read More
Start 7-Day Free Trial
All-Access Icon
Merrimac and Monitor Butte Viewpoint is an All-Access Member Only trail guide. You'll need to start a 7-Day Free Trial to see this guide.

Highlights of Merrimac and Monitor Butte Viewpoint

Desert Category Icon Desert
Highest Elevation
5031 ft
Shape of Trail
Out & Back
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
N/A
Nearest Town
Moab
Nearest Services
Moab
Management Agency
Bureau of Land Management
District
Moab Field Office

Overview

Situated on the way to Canyonlands Island in the Sky District and Deadhorse State Park, this offroad trail is hidden amidst the paved and improved tourist areas directly off Highway 313. Named after the famous Merrimac and Monitor Civil War-era ironclads, it makes for a quick side trip when wheeling other trails in the Moab area. While not the most amazing trail, it takes you to a more up-close and personal view of Merrimac and Monitor Buttes and gives you a good bird's-eye view down into Seven Mile Canyon. It is perfect for the person looking to get used to driving offroad before tackling the more challenging trails in the area.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Guide Overview
5 Waypoints
17 Trail Photos
2 Trail Concerns
2 Community Reviews
1 Video
Trail Tools
App Store Icon Open in App
Gaia GPS Icon Upload to Gaia GPS
Download GPX
Directions to...
Share Trail
Print Trail

Start a 7-Day Free Trial and Unlock 5,000+ Trail Guides

3000+ Detailed Trail Guides
2000+ Member Only Scout Routes
Companion App with Offline Use
New Tracks Added Weekly
Download GPX Files and Print Guides
Access to Trail Guide Writer
What makes our Trail Guides so great?

Sign Up for Free to Get a Taste of Adventure

Free Members get 206 introductory guides to explore. Upgrade to an All-Access Membership for 5,000+ trails at your fingertips.
Start a free trial and get this level of detail on every trail guide
Start Free Trial