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Address: Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff, AZ
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Marblehead, Massachusetts

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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 2 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 14 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 9 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 10 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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Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The whole north side of this small mountain has eroded away, exposing marvelous erosive features and a grand cross section of a cinder cone volcano. The hike is a couple miles of easy trail, and the reward at the end is well worth it--much more interesting and beautiful than you thought it would be.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Really enjoyed this trail and the transitions to different vistas. It was really short and easy to do for my daughter, brother and I.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This is always a fun walk if you're willing to drive out there. It is almost always quiet when we go out there. The kids love climbing on the cinder piles and sliding down. They also love climbing all over the rocks back in the canyon. We always have a fun time exploring out there with the kiddos (7& 8).... More 

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Address: Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff, AZ
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Flagstaff

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