Red Buttes Route

Grasslands National Park

View the buttes turned red by oxidized ion carbonate activity, as you navigate your way through challenging creek bottoms and by cattle fence lines. Your destination view is ample reward.

*Special Note: You may see cattle grazing in this area. Be mindful of gates and fences. This route is a remote wilderness experience that requires preparedness, self-reliance and orienteering skills.

Distance: 8 km one-way
Time: 5 to 6 hours
Level of Difficulty: Very difficult
Trailhead: Northwest off Rock Creek Trail
Latitude: 49.073993376102244 Longitude: -106.53495232372401 (in decimal degrees)
13U 0387898E 5436816N (Coordinates given are UTM datum NAD83)

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