Menan Butte to Market Lake

Total Miles
13.8

Elevation

1,477.09 ft

Duration

2.5 Hours

Technical Rating

5

Moderate

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.

Photos of Menan Butte to Market Lake

Menan Butte to Market Lake
Menan Butte to Market Lake
Menan Butte to Market Lake

Difficulty

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.

Technical Rating

5

Status Reports

Phillip Golden
Apr 13, 2024
Dirt Bike
Open
Dusty
Muddy/Wet
Yancy Barnes
Mar 25, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Dusty
Muddy/Wet
Dry with a few water hole that are passable and routes around water. No traffic. No snow. Easy trail high clearance vehicle.
Jake & Sabra Taylor
Oct 08, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Dusty
Muddy/Wet

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.

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