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So glad we did this hike

The hike brings you right to the base of the mountain. The caldera is really awe-inspiring. On 6/1... read more

Reviewed June 1, 2019
JessieRT
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Littleton, Colorado
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Otherwordly

The short road in is bumpy and the early part of the hike is sort of boring but then you walk in to... read more

Reviewed May 24, 2019
Adam C
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed March 7, 2019

Easy hike off Hwy 180 between Flagstaff and Valle. Takes you through pinyon pines and juniper trees to red hoodoos. Very interesting!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

My wife and I almost decided not to do the hike due to its short length and distance outside of Flagstaff. We're glad we chose to go, the hike would easy for most people. The first part of the hike is typical scenery of the area, but when you get up the ladder it becomes remarkable. You are in the cinder cone of an extinct volcano with ancient lava flows, slot canyons and towering walls! There are trees and vegetation that just add to the experience. If you're in the area I would recommend you do this hike, you won't be disappointed.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

This hike is well worth it. Only 1.5 miles each way, about 30 mins. The trail is easy to follow and somewhat shaded in the juniper trees. There is a very small elevation change and some hiking in sand up a wash. I would consider the hike as easy and fit for families, dogs, beginner hikers. Gorgeous views at the end when you enter the bottom of the cinder cone. Loved it.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank ozzieamy
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Reviewed July 27, 2018

This is a great place to go for some exercise, go for a walk or just have some peace and quiet away from town. It's got great scenery but very close to town.

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Buck289
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Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for an easy and fun hike for a young family, make sure you do this hike. It was one of the highlights of our Flagstaff trip for our kids.

The hike starts through a piñon/juniper forest, then drops into a dry creek bed (which my kids named Crystal Creek due to the obsidian like pebbles found within). It then takes you into Red Mountain, which was fascinating. The kids had a great time exploring all the hoodoo formations. We spent about an hour wandering around the hoodoos, and then hiked back out to our car.

Date of experience: October 2017
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