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Red Mountain Trail

Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff, AZ
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Moderate hike, beautiful close-ups

This is a nice 30 min hike (each way) from the car to the base of Red Mountain up a gravelly... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dr-JonnyB
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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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 23 April 2018
ColoradoTodd
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Fort Collins, CO
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“easy hike” (19 reviews)
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Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff, AZ
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a nice 30 min hike (each way) from the car to the base of Red Mountain up a gravelly ravine/trail. Worth the trek. Here’s a photo if you want a aneak peek from the bottom

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Reviewed April 23, 2018

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.

2  Thank ColoradoTodd
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

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.

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Reviewed December 3, 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

3  Thank Betsi B
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Reviewed November 23, 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 November 12, 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 October 16, 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 August 31, 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 August 26, 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 August 14, 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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Ben_Fieldhouse
April 19, 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
March 19, 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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