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Red Mountain Trail

Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff, AZ
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Ranked #12 of 42 attractions in Flagstaff
Type: National Parks, Hiking Trails
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This trail takes the hiker into the center of an eroded volcano, a very unusual and fascinating experience! The trail is about 1 1/2 miles long up a gradual slope. It should be fairly easy even if one is not in great shape, but it can get a bit warm in the summer and the hiker should take water, sun... More

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

If you are looking for an easy, scenic hike. THIS IS IT! Great for people of ages. Does require a few stairs!

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Dayton, Ohio
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668 reviews 668 reviews
222 attraction reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

This is a nice hike between Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon. Located at mile marker 247, just on the west side of the road. The hike is only 1.5 miles one way and well marked. You are really missing out if you don't hike up past the ladder into the canyon with the steep, lava rock walls. Everything before that... More

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I was very pleased with this hike. It is a great way to spend an afternoon if you are looking for a hike that is not too challenging.

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Lisle, IL
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This trail should not be missed. It is only 1.5 miles one way. You are rewarded by incredible rock formations in the cinder cone, extending up towards the convoluted red walls. I could not believe my eyes.

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Seattle
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Not far out of Flagstaff and on the way to the Grand Canyon, this trail provides a couple hours of very interesting terrain where you can choose how much or how little effort you want to give it. The access to the trail from the parking lot is deceptive--flat and dusty-- almost boring. But once you reach the base of... More

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Los Angeles
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

What a great ending to this trail. Much more of a walk than a hike. The geologic features at the end of the trail are amazing! If you're nimble you can climb up some of the cascading features and have a great view of the valley. Awesome echoes up here!

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The Red Mountain Trail is a beautiful somewhat desert trail, It was about a 2 hour round trip easy, mostly level ground hike to/from the Red Mountain. A great place for a picnic and some good photo shots. Definitely a place of solitude as there were not very many people on the trail. Highly recommend if you are looking for... More

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New york
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We had a nice hike on this trail. Our vacation plans had to be altered due to the closing of the National Parks. Search around for alternative things to do and this hike was nice.

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Tucson, Arizona
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

The trail to Red Mountain is easy, quick and well maintained. To get to it, take I-17 north to Flagstaff. Follow the signs for US-180 then head north to milepost 247 (about 30 miles). Turn left (west) at the milepost & the follow dirt trail to the trailhead parking lot. The hike along the way is okay, but once the... More

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