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Address: Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff, AZ
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Nice hike in Northern AZ

An easy hike to the crater/amphitheater. With the snow and rain, the ground was rather soft and had to find good place to walk just off the trail. With the snow, the inner... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2015
William M

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39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

An easy hike to the crater/amphitheater. With the snow and rain, the ground was rather soft and had to find good place to walk just off the trail. With the snow, the inner amphitheater was gorgeous. Too much snow/too slippery to climb all the places we wanted to get to in the crater.

Thank William M
Goodyear, Arizona
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Beautiful place! At first it looks like a regular hike - typical path surrounded by green trees. Once you get toward the back, gorgeous red rocks, cliffs, old volcano ruins, it's amazing! I absolutely loved it. Easy hike too - not very long and it's free. It's a bit of a drive from Flagstaff, but if you want something for... More 

2 Thank charlestongirl
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72 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

I have to laugh at a previous reviewer who said "I prefer hikes with water that I can cool off in". Not sure why they decided to come to Northern Arizona, then, since our name Arizona in itself means Arid Zone. Anyway. No, there isn't any running water: for that type of hike, go to Oak Creek and Sedona, and... More 

2 Thank Noazchica
Flagstaff, Arizona
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337 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We took our kids out here on the recommendation of friends. It is a 1.5 mile hike each direction and while it is a clear trail, be aware that the reviews about the hike being easy do not take into account temperature and the fact that the hike is going uphill on the way in and has sandy washes you... More 

Thank Brandon K
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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.

Thank Liz S
The Plains, Virginia
2 reviews
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.

Thank George F
Marana, Arizona
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127 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 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!

1 Thank Darryl L
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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280 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 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 

1 Thank smthibs
Indian Village, USA
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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.

2 Thank Amy L
Mesa, Arizona
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37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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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