What we're about

We envision a vibrant and healthy Gold Butte landscape where the land and wildlife, cultural resources, and solitude are preserved and accessible for the enjoyment of current and future generations. Our mission is to promote the responsible enjoyment of the Gold Butte National Monument through education, stewardship, advocacy, and preservation of natural and cultural resources.

We often schedule hikes, tours, and stewardship projects. Join the group and then join us in Gold Butte!

Upcoming events (1)

"A Few Smaller Hikes Combined Into One"

At the kiosk

There has been a date change, please note! Join Charyn McDonnell and the Friends of Gold Butte on this 5 mile loop hike that includes some of your fav places. We are calling it
simply, "A Few Smaller Hikes Combined Into One."

As mentioned above, this hike combines a few of our favorite sites including Doodlebug Canyon, 21 Goat Wash Arch, 21 Sheep Panel, and a pass through the Luke Whitney Archeological Site. The hike is rated moderate due to it being 5 miles long and walking on hard, uneven, level ground with sharp, abrasive crumbling limestone on the first half of the hike. There is no shade, so even if the temperatures are cool, the sun still dehydrates, so bring plenty of water.

Let’s meet at the Kiosk at the junction of Gold Butte Rd and Hwy 170 at 9:00 am. Bring plenty of water, food and snacks for yourself. We will stop for lunch somewhere along the way. Please dress appropriately for the weather, with closed-toe shoes, sunscreen and a hat. We will park at the Luke Whitney Archaeological Site parking lot, so high clearance is not necessary, but the road does have a couple of dips.

If you register for this hike and then aren't able to go, please remove yourself from the "going" list and let one of the organizers know. Charyn's cell number is[masked], so please, if you have questions or you have a need to cancel at the last minute, please give her a call.
This will allow someone on the waitlist to be notified and plan to attend. We understand that things come up last minute, but if you do not notify us and just do not show up, you will be tagged as a "no-show" and that could result in your not being permitted to register for future events. It is suggested that you give 48 hours notice if you're not able to attend. We know that's not always possible, especially in the case of illness, but please be courteous and let us know!!

Gold Butte National Monument is primitive and has no services of any kind. Event participants must bring and carry their own water, food, sunscreen, basic first-aid items, any medications (e.g., EpiPen or asthma inhalers, etc.) a participant may need, and any other supplies they may want or need while participating in the event. Participants must wear appropriate footwear for the event (for example, for trash-clean-up events, sturdy, closed-toe shoes or boots would be appropriate). Participants are strongly encouraged to wear broad-brimmed hats and dress in weather-appropriate clothing when participating outdoors. Participants are reminded to be plant and animal aware at all times. Finally, if the event necessitates, participants are strongly encouraged to provide their medical information (pre-existing conditions, medications, etc.) and their Emergency Contact information (name and phone number) on a card or piece of paper in a sealed envelope with their name on the outside. The volunteer organizer will collect and hold the envelopes during the event and return them, unopened, at the conclusion of the event if they are not needed; and the assumption of risk statement found at In-person Assumption of Risk


Past events (568)

Gold Butte's Bowl of Fire Hike

At the kiosk