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Red Mountain Trail

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Address: Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff, AZ

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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... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 the foot of the mountain. You can stop there, or climb the rocks as high... More 

1 Thank LostMason
Tamborine Mountain, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
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 until you you reach the crater. There was still a bit of ice around when... More 

1 Thank Nick N
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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 the beaten path" spot.

Thank sightCkr
Fishers, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 661 helpful votes
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 seniors.

2 Thank SmokiesJunkie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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 of hornblende and other minerals everywhere. This long-extinct tuffaceous volcano is on a major faultline... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 day of course. Just a couple of miles to a wicked area of volcanic erosion.... More 

2 Thank downw311
Sedona, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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 the trail, the side of the volcano has fallen away, and it is beautiful to... More 

1 Thank Ben S
Chandler, Arizona
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

We enjoyed this easy but very scenic hike. Best to go early in the day during summer months to avoid heat & sun although there is a fair amount of shade.

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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

So this trail is not that long but if you need some relaxing or alone time then this is your place. The volcanic rocks are amazing and beyond the ladder is where the fun begins. I loved this place and I would go there again.

Thank Daniel K
Acton, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

After following the easy trail to the base of the volcano and climbing over a ridge you find yourself inside the wall of the volcano, eroded out to form orange and yellow hoodoos. It's not only fun to look at you can explore between the hoodoos and get several rows back into interesting niches.

Thank D_PN

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