Flat Top Mesa Loop Trail

Total Miles


793.86 ft


4 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

As you start on the trail, a wide panorama of Mesquite, Nevada, and Scenic, Arizona, makes a beautiful view. Behind these townships, you can see Virgin Peak and much of the Virgin River. Many short offshoot trails will get closer to the edge, but beware that much of the mesa is undercut and a long way down. Scenic vistas along the western rim provide views of Toquop Wash, Mormon Mesa, and Mormon Mountain beyond. As you come back around to the Mesquite side, be sure to take the short offshoot trail to the American Flag. After checking out the views by the flag, go back to following the loop trail and you will end up by the gate where you started. If you need to shorten the trip, many access routes will cut across the mesa and get you back to the cattle gate.

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Flat Top Mesa Loop Trail
Flat Top Mesa Loop Trail
Flat Top Mesa Loop Trail


You will be driving on mostly small rocks and some sand.

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Access Description

Starting at the Flat Top Mesa parking lot, proceed up the Flat Top Mesa Access Road. Make a left after going through the cattle gate (leaving the gate as you find it) onto Flat Top Mesa Trail. Go down the trail approximately a quarter of a mile, and the start of the Loop Trail will be on your left.

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