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Red Mountain Trail

Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff, AZ
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The heart of a volcano

Three mile round trip to a wonderland of welded tuff and lava. Very photogenic slot canyons to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bathgate, United Kingdom
Spectacular Visit Inside a Volcano

Ever wondered what it looks inside a volcano (long after the explosion)? Then walk this trail and... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Conyers, GA
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“cinder cone” (19 reviews)
“easy hike” (18 reviews)
Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff, AZ
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Three mile round trip to a wonderland of welded tuff and lava. Very photogenic slot canyons to explore and high ponderosa pines for shade - if you get the sun.

Thank GeoJuice
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Ever wondered what it looks inside a volcano (long after the explosion)? Then walk this trail and see. The trail is not hard, though it is uphill most of the way. When you get to the ladder, don't be tempted to not go up, that...More

Thank travelwriter52
Reviewed 31 August 2017

This hike is easy to walk and well marked. The Red Mountain is beautiful right from the start of the hike, but the real beauty is towards the end where the red rock is contrasted by lava rock. Strange formations glide down the rock face...More

1  Thank suzanne h
Reviewed 26 August 2017

An easy three mile hike/trail run that starts out as nothing special but ends in a spectacular breached crater of rock spires and hoodoos. We ran the trail in a summer downpour which made it all more magical. Wild flowers, beautiful geology in what, from...More

1  Thank MtnRunner509
Reviewed 14 August 2017

loved this hike, it was absolutely beautiful. It was very easy, and kids could do this. Not recommended for toddlers unless you want to carry them, I don't think they could walk that far. But it is a nice hike and most people could handle...More

1  Thank Patricia L
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The views are so beautiful. This is a very beautiful area of Arizona. The rocks are such an interesting sight to see.

1  Thank dhns2014
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

1.5 mile walk in on relatively flat trail with a slow but steady elevation increase. Last section of trail is on loose gravel that reminded me of walking in beach sand. The hike was ok, not overly exciting, but the end was fantastic! The kids...More

1  Thank MissyC2012
Reviewed 30 May 2017

As with any hikes bring water and snacks. Prepare to have your shoes covered with red clay. My family decided to check this hike out and it was worth it!! You will love the site at the end!! m

1  Thank Connie D
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We spotted the unusual red mountain facing us as we drove up from Flagstaff in the morning on our way to the Grand Canyon. We actually passed the entrance but, quickly discussed and decided to u-turn and check it out. So glad we did. A...More

Thank paul22luap
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Bring plenty of water and snacks, good hiking boots for a nice long hike or a short stroll. We were there in late May and the weather was wonderful

Thank janiebak
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19 April 2017|
Response from Nick N | Reviewed this property |
It's not a volcano, more of a cinder cone. Ther is no climb to to top, the trail finishes in the centre of the cone. From memory I think it took about half an hour each way. Leave plenty of time for exploring when you get... More
Cher M
19 March 2016|
Response from William M | Reviewed this property |
Low temps can still be around freezing at 6 AM. It is cool, but hiking quickly warms you up, unless you go on the mountain. Plus, the dry air never feels as cool as the temperature, unless there are high winds. Just do an... More
24 July 2015|
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Response from Leona R | Reviewed this property |
We saw people with dogs