North Menan Butte Trailhead - Idaho
Posted by: Volcanoguy
N 43° 47.137 W 111° 59.396
12T E 420347 N 4848538
Quick Description: North Menan Butte Trailhead is located about five miles north of Menan, Idaho on Twin Butte Road.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 6/12/2012 10:06:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMEM85
Menan Buttes are located about 20 miles north of Idaho Falls and 10 miles west southwest of Rexburg, Idaho. North Menan Butte is managed by the B.L.M. and 2865 acres were designated as a U.S. National Natural Landmark in 1980.
North and South Menan Buttes and four smaller cones are aligned in a north-northwest direction. The buttes rise about 800 feet above the surrounding Snake River Plain and are about 10,000 years old. The buttes are the result of basaltic magma coming in contact with abundant groundwater. Particles of basaltic glass were formed as the water explosively turned to steam and fragmented the hot magma.
Trailhead/trail website: [Web Link]
Trail allowances or restrictions:
Closed to all motorized travel
Trail type: Dirt
Parking: Not Listed
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