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Red Mountain Trail

Address: Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff, AZ
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Ranked #10 of 34 Attractions in Flagstaff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
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Phoenix, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

I was clued in to this hike by a nifty book, BOOTS & BURGERS: AN ARIZONA HANDBOOK FOR HUNGRY HIKERS, by Roger Naylor. It combines my two favorite things in the world, hiking and eating at diners after hiking – what a natural! So I went through the book with a fine-tooth comb and started marking hikes I want to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Hiked this today with my wife, my 5 year old daughter and my 9 month old daughter in her hike a poose. I had read about it a year or so ago in Arizona Highways. I was a little worried about the 5 year old, but the whining never started with an easy pace and lots of stops for learning.... More

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Portland, Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Was a very fun hike, even with the rattle snake on the trail. That did lower my wife's enthusiasm a little. The end of the hike is what makes it all worthwhile - but I will not ruin that for you. Well worth doing and not at all difficult for families.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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50 reviews 50 reviews
47 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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