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Red Mountain Trail

Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff, AZ
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A very nice walk close to Flagstaff

A nice hike to a cinder cone in the forest North of Flagstaff. It was a nice trail to an area with... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ColoradoTodd
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Fort Collins, CO
Fascinating hike

Easy to find hike. Good parking. Easy hike. If you like volcanoes this is a fascinating hike. You... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
doc2rscott
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“cinder cone” (20 reviews)
“easy hike” (19 reviews)
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Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff, AZ
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A nice hike to a cinder cone in the forest North of Flagstaff. It was a nice trail to an area with some outstanding volcanic rock formations. A nice leisurely Sunday morning walk.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy to find hike. Good parking. Easy hike. If you like volcanoes this is a fascinating hike. You hike into the side of a blown out volcano.

1  Thank doc2rscott
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

After you ascend the little ladder (missing a step so do carefully), walk another 60 feet past the cinder cone and your breath will be taken away by the beautiful red rock cliff and box canyon. The diversity is gorgeous. We did a mid-afternoon jaunt...More

1  Thank Betsi B
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

This is a beautiful trail that ends inside a crater with black volcanic rock up against a red rock mountain. Beautiful. We went early on a weekday morning and were the only people there.

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

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.

1  Thank GeoJuice
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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

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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

2  Thank suzanne h
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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

2  Thank MtnRunner509
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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

2  Thank Patricia L
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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
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Ben_Fieldhouse
19 April 2017|
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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
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Cher M
19 March 2016|
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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
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BritAmeriTraveler
24 July 2015|
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Response from Leona R | Reviewed this property |
We saw people with dogs
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