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Red Mountain Trail

Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff, AZ
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Ranked #15 of 44 attractions in Flagstaff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Hiking Trails
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Phoenix, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I just hiked Red Mountain Trail with group of friends and kids (5-12 years old) and dogs. Hike is worth the stop: is short, easy and rewarding. No major obstacles, besides short ladder, close to the end. The ladder may be a challenge if you have a dog: you can overcome it by going around the rock on your right... More

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Gilbert, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This was a stop on our way to the Grand Canyon. We were traveling with three kids ages 7-11 and were looking for a reasonable hike, this fit the bill nicely. The hike to the cinder cone was not too challenging and filled with visual interest. Once we reached the cinder cone the topography changed and treated us to a... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The hike isn't too long but the entire trail to and from the end is quite bland. I prefer hikes with water to cool off in or at least great panoramic views and this has neither. The large rocks were fun to climb around and unique which made the hike fun enough if you have a few hours to kill.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I found this while looking on the forest service site and figured why not go for it. It's a little bit of a drive out of Flagstaff (I'm from RI, you can cross the state in almost as much time as it takes to get here), but it is very scenic. I parked right off the road in what I... More

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Libertyville
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The trail head is in the middle of nowhere on the road leading to the Grand Canyon from Flagstaff. No bathrooms there so plan accordingly. The hike in was hot, dusty and typical of northern AZ until the end. It was so incredible and worth the hike in. It looks like you have stepped into another planet when you reach... More

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Larkspur, Colorado
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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The trail was easy to find, but it was farther away from Flagstaff than we realized. Nice, fairly easy trail, gentle include. Very pretty location at the trail ending, unique scenery. Glad we did it.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Panama City, Florida
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707 reviews 707 reviews
231 attraction reviews
278 helpful votes 278 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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