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Elevation: 5,644 ft
GPS: 38.69592, -109.54034
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Shared By: Todd Gordon on May 4, 2007 · Updates
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Warning Access Issue: RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek DetailsDrop down

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This is the high point of Arches National Park, at 5,653 feet. I doubt if this butte gets climbed too often, but for high point seekers, it's a good adventure.

The high point is marked by a USGS marker at the peak, there's a summit book too. You park at that parking lot. There is a fun canyoneering route that goes through the butte with an optional summit detour. 2 rappels and some 5.4 slab scrambles that can be protected if people want it.

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Start at the Garden of Eden / Owl Rock parking lot. The butte is over by the windows area...down the road.

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