Seven Keyholes Canyon |

Gold Butte National Monument

Hiking Seven Keyholes Canyon - Gold Butte National Monument Hiking Seven Keyholes Canyon

Gold Butte National Monument

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RATING: Easy Hike

Sun

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

71 | 48

Mon

Partly sunny, with a high near 71. South southwest wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 13 to 18 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.

71 | 52

Tue

A 30 percent chance of showers before 10am.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.

64 | 50

Wed

Sunny, with a high near 65.

65 | 42

Thu

Sunny, with a high near 69.

69 | 46

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SEASON: Fall, Winter, Spring (Hot in summer)
GEAR: Standard Hiking Gear
WATER: None

Sun

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

71 | 48

Mon

Partly sunny, with a high near 71. South southwest wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 13 to 18 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.

71 | 52

Tue

A 30 percent chance of showers before 10am.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.

64 | 50

Wed

Sunny, with a high near 65.

65 | 42

Thu

Sunny, with a high near 69.

69 | 46

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One of the side keyholes in Seven Keyholes

One of the side keyholes in Seven Keyholes

One of the more stunning places to visit in Gold Butte, in my mind, is Seven Keyholes. The sandstone butte has fractured here and has been weathered by rains and wind over millennia to create a dramatic canyon with a number of cross joints. The name comes from how the canyon has a keyhole like appearance as you ascend it. The canyon is dark and almost cathedral like.

The route visits two canyons, both are short loops. This is a special place that has captivated people's interest for a long time given the amount of rock art adorning the walls. It is easy to imagine people, and especially children, playing in the canyons and on the boulders. Be very respectful when visited to not touch, deface, or otherwise damage the rock art. Pay attention to where you walk, as in some instances it would be easy to walk over rock art.

The top of the second canyon. great views toward Little Finland.

The top of the second canyon. great views toward Little Finland.

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