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Red Mountain Trail

Address: Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff, AZ
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Ranked #10 of 34 Attractions in Flagstaff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
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Type: National Parks, Hiking Trails, Outdoors

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

visited here for the pumpkin patch. Mm.. The hay ride was what made it worth it. More for very small children.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This hike is unlike anything I've ever seen. To walk into a collapsed volcano is a very unique experience. It's a pretty easy hike, there is one small ladder that needs to be climbed, but it's open & flat for the most part. The inside of the volcano is fun to boulder through & if you boulder to the top,... More 

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Gresham, Oregon
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I'm an avid hiker in the Pacific NW, so maybe I expect too much of trails. The hike had little to offer along the way. Once you got to the back, things got interesting. The colors and texture of the cliffs look like something from a different planet. The hike itself was somewhat boring, but it was worth it in... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I was clued in to this hike by a nifty book, BOOTS & BURGERS: AN ARIZONA HANDBOOK FOR HUNGRY HIKERS, by Roger Naylor. It combines my two favorite things in the world, hiking and eating at diners after hiking – what a natural! So I went through the book with a fine-tooth comb and started marking hikes I want to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Hiked this today with my wife, my 5 year old daughter and my 9 month old daughter in her hike a poose. I had read about it a year or so ago in Arizona Highways. I was a little worried about the 5 year old, but the whining never started with an easy pace and lots of stops for learning.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Was a very fun hike, even with the rattle snake on the trail. That did lower my wife's enthusiasm a little. The end of the hike is what makes it all worthwhile - but I will not ruin that for you. Well worth doing and not at all difficult for families.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

The trail is completely flat until you reach a short ladder to get into the cone. Once in, the scenery is amazing. It honestly looks like another planet entirely. There are trees and bushes, but the ground is made up of black, red, purple, and crimson lava rocks. The walls of the cone are made of thousand foot cliffs, rolling... More 

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Strongsville, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This was a fun and unique trip - easy to find - many other reviews cover directions. There is a parking lot at the trail head, but no restrooms (just fyi). Easy trail to hike to get to the volcano, no elevation changes - about 1.5 miles each way- be sure to take water with you. Very neat to see... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Following generic map instructions we got lost. Fortunately I had copied an article on the trail, which had good instructions.Take Hwy 180 north out of Flagstaff and look for mile marker 247. There is a sign in that vicinity pointing south saying Red Mountain Trail, but the entrance is about 100 yards further on the left. Drive about 1/4 mile... More 

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Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Really neat hike about a little over 3 miles round trip and very scenic and not strenuous. As you get to the end a good place to have a snack or lunch and large natural amphitheater.

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