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Address: Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff, AZ
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Worth the drive from Flagstaff

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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.

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Fishers, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Acton, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Londonderry, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

I'm assuming this is the Red Mountain along Rt. 89 between Flagstaff and Valle, AZ. It's been years since we've been there but reliving it through pictures from the past brings it all back. A former coworker and friend first mentioned this place to me in 1980 while my future wife and I were living at the Grand Canyon. The... More 

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Vista, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

My boys had a blast! I easily hiked this with the baby in my Tula. The closer you get to the base the scenery changes and it's beautiful! There is a little ladder so heads up to those that can't climb. Bring water and heads up there is no bathroom along the trails.....We did this hike in the later part... More 

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