Roof Butte Service Road

Roof Butte Service Road

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 36.46030°N / 109.093°W
Additional Information Route Type: Hiking
Seasons Season: Summer
Additional Information Time Required: Less than two hours
Additional Information Difficulty: Easy
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An easy hike is all that is required to conquer the mighty Roof Butte.

Getting There

See the main text.

Route Description

Not much to describe - just walk up the switchbacks to the top. The true summit is on the east end of the flat summit, a tiny 9,800-foot contour. It's possible to drive this road, too, but it is steep and requires 4wd. Don't be surprised to meet the fire lookout personnel while up there. It's about a mile (maybe more) of walking, and just under 900 feet of gain.

Essential Gear

Comfortable clothing, camera, water. Beware of thunderstorms in summer.


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