Merrimac and Monitor Butte Viewpoint

Moab, Utah (Grand County)

Last Updated: 02/12/2018
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Highlight: Merrimac and Monitor Butte Viewpoint
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 of 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 does take you to a more up-close and personal view of Merrimac and Monitor Buttes as well as giving you a good bird's-eye view down into Seven Mile Canyon. It is perfect for the person looking to get used to driving off-road before tackling the more difficult trails in the area.


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Follow the road north.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Moab, Utah

Drive north out of Moab on Highway 191 for approximately 11.1 miles and turn left/west onto Highway 313. Turn right at 5.2 miles onto a nondescript road just before a parking area. The road that you turn onto is called "Big Mesa Area" in Google Maps


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Todd is an avid wheeler who loves to explore new trails whenever and wherever he can. They say necessity is the mother of all invention and that holds true for Todd. His want and desire to find passable trails and new nooks and crannies of the Great American West to explore were his reasons behind starting On any given weekend you can find Todd on some obscure 4x4 trail or using his legs to hike to an alpine lake.
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