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Red Mountain Trail

Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff, AZ
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Ranked #13 of 45 Attractions in Flagstaff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Hiking Trails
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Phoenix, Arizona
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43 reviews 43 reviews
40 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

The trail is completely flat until you reach a short ladder to get into the cone. Once in, the scenery is amazing. It honestly looks like another planet entirely. There are trees and bushes, but the ground is made up of black, red, purple, and crimson lava rocks. The walls of the cone are made of thousand foot cliffs, rolling... More

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Strongsville, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This was a fun and unique trip - easy to find - many other reviews cover directions. There is a parking lot at the trail head, but no restrooms (just fyi). Easy trail to hike to get to the volcano, no elevation changes - about 1.5 miles each way- be sure to take water with you. Very neat to see... More

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Prescott, Arizona
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Following generic map instructions we got lost. Fortunately I had copied an article on the trail, which had good instructions.Take Hwy 180 north out of Flagstaff and look for mile marker 247. There is a sign in that vicinity pointing south saying Red Mountain Trail, but the entrance is about 100 yards further on the left. Drive about 1/4 mile... More

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Arizona
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Really neat hike about a little over 3 miles round trip and very scenic and not strenuous. As you get to the end a good place to have a snack or lunch and large natural amphitheater.

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is a great little half-day hike just north of Flagstaff. It's easy to find (left at milepost 247 on Highway 180 north of Flagstaff). The scenery changes as you hike in and the photos we got were excellent - great shots of hoodoos, cinder cone remnants and red rocks. The terrain north of Flagstaff is lovely, as is the... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Awesome day hike into the crater of a million year old volcano. The terrain is easy to traverse, though my little toy dog preferred riding in my backpack over walking due to all the dust we were kicking up. During the rainy season the weather can change fast, so it's wise to pay attention to the sky and make sure... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 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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