Spider Butte, West Clark Bench, UT

Spider Butte, West Clark Bench, UT

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Spider Butte is a little secret, not known to many people. It was first documented by Dave, who provided me with the necessary informations to find this wonderful small area. It is located in the West Clark Bench region, close to Buckskin Gulch. Alf, Moni and Claudia joined me for this trip. We started from New Paria and drove up Long Canyon Rd. We followed the road towards Paria Canyon and stopped not far away from the Middle Trail parking area. It is a short, but sandy hike to Spider Butte. Dave named it Spider Butte, because on the satellite pictures it looks, like a spider is sitting on that mesa. This is a fantastic location with a lot of foto options.
From there we continued on the road and drove to the end above Paria Canyon. This is a nice overlook to get an impression of Paria Canyon.

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And here one can also download a gpx file of this trip:

Tracklog: Spider Butte, West Clark Bench, UT (126 downloads)

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Hi, my name is Christian. Since years, my wife and me are spending our vacation in the southwest of the USA. At the beginning, we had been visiting a lot of national parks, but after some time, we started to explore also areas off pavement. We started with the Coyote Buttes South region and White Pocket in the Vermilion Cliffs NM. Over years, we explored almost the complete Vermilion Cliffs NM and visited also a lot of other areas in Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah. Especially the Moab area and the San Rafael Swell are our favorites. But also the Rubicon trail in the High Sierras was very impressing. In 2015, we had been the first time in the Kingman, AZ area. There are a lot of outstanding 4WD trails, like Sleeping Princess or Moss Wash. This type of trails has a high difficulty rating and one should have the right vehicle and good driving skills to tackle this type of trails. As I did not find any good source of information about the trails, we planned to drive at the beginning of our ‘offroad adventures’, I started to create this website. I hope, that it has some use for visitors and gives some kind of information and also inspiration.





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