Menan Butte to Market Lake

Total Miles


1477.09 ft


2.5 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This is a fun route to explore the desert area between the Menan Buttes and Market Lake Wildlife Area. The trail starts out at the parking area across from the buttes and winds through the sagebrush and lava rock eventually ending at Market Lake wildlife refuge. The difficulty of this trail is weather dependent. During the spring and winter, the trail can be muddy and difficult. Otherwise, it is pretty easy with just a few rocky obstacles that are as tough as you want to make them.


I chose a 5 for this because some of the mud holes can be quite deep and there is one obstacle that can be quite difficult.

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Access Description

Head north from Menan like you are heading out to the buttes. The trailhead is right across the road from the hiking area from the butte.