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Gunsight Butte, A Pretty Place You've Never Heard Of

09/17/2014 07:00am ET | Updated December 6, 2017

You've got to check this butte out.

Rising high above the surrounding landscape, Gunsight Butte is without a doubt one of southern Utah's most beautiful plateaus. Surrounded by Glen Canyon's Lake Powell, the majestic rock formation appears to rise out of the water and makes for some pretty gorgeous landscape photos.

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Gunsight Butte is a favorite stop for Lake Powell's nearly three million annual visitors to hike around, or just take in from the lake below.

During the day, temperatures are still hovering around the 80s in Lake Powell, making this Utahan hotspot the perfect place to extend summer, especially if you rent a houseboat (for half price!) to cruise the lake or take a swim. Gunsight is also surrounded by many other buttes that are ripe for climbing and taking in the vast expanse of land, like Padres Butte and Cookie Jar Butte.

Take a look!

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(h/t Reddit)

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