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Red Mountain Trail

Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff, AZ
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Tranquility and an awesome view!

This hike is easy to walk and well marked. The Red Mountain is beautiful right from the start of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
suzanne h
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
Hidden treasure, don't miss!

An easy three mile hike/trail run that starts out as nothing special but ends in a spectacular... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Washington State
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“cinder cone” (19 reviews)
“easy hike” (18 reviews)
Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff, AZ
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hike is easy to walk and well marked. The Red Mountain is beautiful right from the start of the hike, but the real beauty is towards the end where the red rock is contrasted by lava rock. Strange formations glide down the rock face...More

1  Thank suzanne h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An easy three mile hike/trail run that starts out as nothing special but ends in a spectacular breached crater of rock spires and hoodoos. We ran the trail in a summer downpour which made it all more magical. Wild flowers, beautiful geology in what, from...More

1  Thank MtnRunner509
Reviewed 15 August 2017

loved this hike, it was absolutely beautiful. It was very easy, and kids could do this. Not recommended for toddlers unless you want to carry them, I don't think they could walk that far. But it is a nice hike and most people could handle...More

1  Thank Patricia L
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The views are so beautiful. This is a very beautiful area of Arizona. The rocks are such an interesting sight to see.

1  Thank dhns2014
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

1.5 mile walk in on relatively flat trail with a slow but steady elevation increase. Last section of trail is on loose gravel that reminded me of walking in beach sand. The hike was ok, not overly exciting, but the end was fantastic! The kids...More

1  Thank MissyC2012
Reviewed 30 May 2017

As with any hikes bring water and snacks. Prepare to have your shoes covered with red clay. My family decided to check this hike out and it was worth it!! You will love the site at the end!! m

1  Thank Connie D
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We spotted the unusual red mountain facing us as we drove up from Flagstaff in the morning on our way to the Grand Canyon. We actually passed the entrance but, quickly discussed and decided to u-turn and check it out. So glad we did. A...More

Thank paul22luap
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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 4 May 2017 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 May 2017

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.

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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
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
24 July 2015|
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Response from Leona R | Reviewed this property |
We saw people with dogs