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Address: Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff, AZ
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Nice "easy walk" among P&J. Once you reach the end of the trail, you reach a beautiful canyon. Great for kids.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Nice "easy walk" among P&J. Once you reach the end of the trail, you reach a beautiful canyon. Great for kids.

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The Plains, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

A short hike through pine-juniper up to beautiful sandstone outcropping. Above the caldera is ponderosa pine habitat. Some very nice birds in the caldera area.

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Marana, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This short, 1.3 mile trail takes you off the beaten path in Flagstaff to a collapsed cinder cone mountain. The hiking opportunities are great and my grandkids absolutely loved the hoodoo formations and climbing all over the place. Highly recommend!

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Go in the morning before it gets too hot since there's really no shade on the trail. Bring plenty of water. Trail is flat, easy and not too long. At the end of the trail are the red cliffs - good spot to have a snack/lunch before heading back the same way. About 45 minutes north of Flagstaff; parking lot... More 

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Indian Village, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Easy 1.5mile trail, but it does get warm in the summer. At the end is the remains of a volcano, which was beautiful. The highway to get to the trailhead is very scenic. The dirt road to the trailhead could use some repairs, drive slow, it's not long.

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Mesa, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you get the opportunity to drive by mile marker 247 on your way to the Grand Canyon (Hwy 180), stop and stretch your legs at the Red Mountain Trail. It's a 3 mile in/out hike and you will be rewarded by some of the most beautiful scenery and rock formations in the area. You will be glad you did.... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I went up to Flagstaff from Sedona because the temps were 100+ the week I was there. Flagstaff tends to be about 10-12 degrees cooler. Looked online and found Red Mountain was a favorite of many local hikers. I gave it a whirl. I got there at 8 am, before anyone else was hiiking, it was great, about 30 miles... More 

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Ken Caryl, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is an pretty easy hike (maybe 30-40 minutes) to the inside of a blown out cinder cone. It is very scenic with lots of cool shapes cause by erosion. Well worth a couple of hours, but bring water!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Amazing rock formations at the end of the trail. The path was easy to follow with not too much elevation gain.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

It is a mile and a half walk each way on flat terrain. It's an old crescent moon shaped volcano that you can enter (from the lower side). Black lava silt on some of the slopes right as you approach the last stretch to the entrance. From the parking lot it goes exclusively from cypress trees to ponderosa pines, even... More 

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