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Red Mountain Trail

Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff, AZ
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Great hiking

Bring plenty of water and snacks, good hiking boots for a nice long hike or a short stroll. We were... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Edmond, Oklahoma
Worth the time

This is a very easy trail to navigate and well worth your time. You will see the Red Mountain from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dylan L
via mobile
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Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff, AZ
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Reviewed yesterday

Bring plenty of water and snacks, good hiking boots for a nice long hike or a short stroll. We were there in late May and the weather was wonderful

Thank janiebak
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very easy trail to navigate and well worth your time. You will see the Red Mountain from the highway but it does not do it justice. The reward of the 1.5 mile hike is well worth it. It is a flat hike...More

1  Thank Dylan L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would have been a loss if we had missed it! One more example of the volcanic activity that shaped this part of Arizona. Our hike was on a misty day which made for a quiet hike. Fantastic photo ops abound.

Thank VespagirL55
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This hike was the best part of our 10-day trip out west. If you are on your way to the Grand Canyon and need to stretch your legs, it's worth a stop. No facilities, and no crowds. The hike is fairly level, and ends at...More

1  Thank LostMason
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We had planned on going to the lava tunnels but they were snowed in so we chose this place in stead. we just loved it not a soul there first trail that we've had that pleasure! It's an easy walk with hardly any elevation change...More

1  Thank Nick N
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

What a neat hike ! Great for teenagers and smaller children . Mild hike into crater. Saw a wild tarantula on the way in and fantastic formations in the crater. So glad we drove from Flagstaff to enjoy. Highlight of our trip for such an"off...More

Thank sightCkr
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This trail is not hard to do. Only a mile or so. There is a ladder at the end but not difficult. The view changes as you go along and the trail sparkles in the sunlight. Really unique and a great exercise for even us...More

2  Thank SmokiesJunkie
Reviewed 14 September 2016

One drives north on Hwy 180 about 24 miles from Flagstaff, turns west on well marked dirt road, drives a mile in and parks. Then a 10-minute easy hike takes one inside a former volcano composed largely of poorly cemented fragments. There are abundant crystals...More

4  Thank rockdocker
Reviewed 19 August 2016

This is one of the best family hikes in the Flagstaff area. I've hiked this more than a dozen times with friends, family, kids, dogs, whatever. It has stunning view of the Northern Arizona volcanic field and the Grand Canyon to the north...on a clear...More

2  Thank downw311
Reviewed 6 August 2016

This is a fairly flat, pleasant 1.3 mile hike to the end of the trail, where you walk back the same 1.3 miles. Near the end of the trail, you pass by some very interesting rock formations in a lovely valley. At the end of...More

1  Thank Ben S
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Hi, how long does a typical walk to and from the car parking to the base of the Volcano take? And Then any idea how long the summit takes?
19 April 2017|
Response from Nick N | Reviewed this property |
It's not a volcano, more of a cinder cone. Ther is no climb to to top, the trail finishes in the centre of the cone. From memory I think it took about half an hour each way. Leave plenty of time for exploring when you get... More
Cher M
Going to Flagstaff for 3 days and want to hike some trails in the area. When they say short what does that mean? What is the daytime temp around 9-12:00 the first week of April. Are there trail maps I can download? Thank You Cher
19 March 2016|
Response from William M | Reviewed this property |
Low temps can still be around freezing at 6 AM. It is cool, but hiking quickly warms you up, unless you go on the mountain. Plus, the dry air never feels as cool as the temperature, unless there are high winds. Just do an... More
I'm dog sitting in Flagstaff. Can I take her on this trail?
24 July 2015|
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Response from Leona R | Reviewed this property |
We saw people with dogs