North Menan Butte ("R" Mountain) Idaho

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This is a rare and unique geological area of a volcanic cinder cone. The hike is fair to moderate in difficulty. There is a porta potty at the trail head, but no potable water so you will want to bring water. You can walk all the way around the rim and look down into the cone.

Deer, rabbits, lizards, birds, and other wild animals are in the area. There are some really great views from on top of the cone.

Hiking & Backpacking Reviews for North Menan Butte ("R" Mountain) Idaho
The trail now has a nice outhouse and a paved parking lot.
We walked to the top, all the way around the top ridge, down into the crater and back to the car, pedometer showed
5.5 miles total trip! It's steep going up and coming down but the view was amazing.

This was an interesting hike: an ancient volcano! It was pretty sandy with lots of lizards and even some flowers and cacti. Although a short hike, it is pretty rigorous on the way up. Once at the top, though, there are great views and easy trails all the way around, and into, the caldera. A great hike close to Idaho Falls and Rexburg!

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