Merrimac and Monitor Butte Viewpoint

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3/5 (1 reviews)
Moab, Utah (Grand County)
Last Updated: 02/12/2018

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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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3/5 (1)
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Rated 3/5
Visited: 03/07/2017

The two scenic points are really pretty, but the trail itself is rather dull. I would suggest a portion of this trail for a family looking for a great lunch spot - Waypoint 6 would take very little time to get to and you most likely have it to yourself.

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