Monitor and Merrimac

The Monitor and Merrimac are two buttes towering 600 ft. above the Utah desert. They were named after their resemblance to the two Civil War ironclad ships whose epic naval battle forever changed maritime warfare.

Monitor and Merrimac in Utah

Monitor and Merrimac

 

Visiting Monitor and Merrimac

The buttes are visible on the way to Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park. A pullout along the road allows for the best views. There are interpretive panels at the pullout for more information.

Monitor in Utah

Monitor

Merrimac in Utah

Merrimac

For the more adventurous and physically active, there are also bike trails in the area that get closer to them.

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