Smithsonian Butte Back Country Byway 02

Total Miles
5.7

Elevation

1,509.99 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Smithsonian Butte is a National Back Country Byway that offers incredible scenic views in all directions. This byway will not disappoint when starting from the north. It consists of a steep rocky and rutted climb and is highly recommended to air down before ascending from the north or descending from the south. If wanting to avoid the more technical section then approach from the south. This will be impassible after sever weather.

Photos of Smithsonian Butte Back Country Byway 02

Smithsonian Butte Back Country Byway 02
Smithsonian Butte Back Country Byway 02
Smithsonian Butte Back Country Byway 02

Difficulty

It consists of a steep rocky and rutted climb and is highly recommended to air down before ascending from the north or descending from the south. If wanting to avoid the more technical section then approach from the south. This will be impassible after sever weather.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Gary Tarbet
Apr 01, 2024
2021 Polaris Ranger XP 1000
Open
Dusty
This road was upgraded over a year ago and really is not what I would consider a trail. This is a great gravel road that is highly maintained to provide a shortcut to get to Zion for people coming from the Kanab, etc. areas.
Richard O'leary
Jun 30, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Scott Hill
Apr 06, 2023
Open

Access Description

Approaching from the south off hwy 59 and State St.

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