Best Easy Day Hikes: Flagstaff Guide Book

by Bruce Grubbs (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Flagstaff  by Bruce Grubbs

88pp/maps
ISBN: 1585921181

Flagstaff rises above the desert that dominates much of Arizona's landscape. The peaks that surround the city are often snow-covered, and lush green forests carpet the high plateau upon which the community sits. These peaks and forests also harbor many fine trails, the best of which are described in this book. From the colorful slopes of San Francisco Mountain to the scenic rim of Walnut Canyon, hiking around Flagstaff proves the desert is a kaleidoscope of beautiful terrain.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Flagstaff" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 20.
... Preview: This hike starts in a good wildlife viewing area and traverses a section of the Arizona Trail across Anderson Mesa to a scenic viewpoint overlooking Walnut Canyon. You will start near the shore of Mar ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Flagstaff"
Flagstaff, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.6
... Preview: This long and scenic hike follows a section of the Arizona Trail along the north rim of Walnut Canyon. Scheduled for completion in 2001, the route of the Arizona Trail passes through some of the best ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Flagstaff"
Flagstaff, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 13.6
... Preview: This short hike heads up a historic wagon road in the Dry Lake Hills. The hike ends at a seasonal lake and meadow with nice views of San Francisco Mountain. The Dry Lake Hills get their name from seve ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Flagstaff"
Flagstaff, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: This is an easy trail that starts from Buckskinner Park in the town of Williams. It can be used as the short, easy hike described here, or as part of a more ambitious hike by connecting to the Bill Wi ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Flagstaff"
Williams, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Located on Switzer Mesa, this popular, easy walk is part of the Flagstaff Urban Trail System. The scattered pine forest and open meadows give this place a special feeling. The spaciousness is enhanced ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Flagstaff"
Flagstaff, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: This is an easy, pleasant walk through the pine forest along the Dogtown Lake shore. The small mountain town is surrounded by the ponderosa pine forests of Kaibab National Forest, which offers many en ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Flagstaff"
Williams, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: This very easy, short walk to the top of a volcanic cinder cone features an extensive view of the Painted Desert near Wupatki National Monument. The soft, rounded slopes, bluffs, and mesa in the dis ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Flagstaff"
Flagstaff, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: This scenic hike travels through rugged terrain on the east slopes of Elden Mountain. This loop trail is accessible via paved roads and, because of its southeast exposure, dries out earlier than other ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Flagstaff"
Flagstaff, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: This relatively new trail offers an easy hike through a fine alpine forest, ending at a scenic meadow. The hike is on the southwest slopes of San Francisco Mountain, in the Kachina Peaks Wilderness Ar ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Flagstaff"
Flagstaff, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.4
... Preview: This very easy trail leads to a unique petroglyph site near Sitgreaves Mountain. spot. The low, colorful volcanic cliffs, the aspens and pines, and the pool of water all combine to make this a pleasa ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Flagstaff"
Williams, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: This pleasant hike offers expansive views of Mormon Lake and the ponderosa pine forest. The Lake View Trail climbs gradually along a shallow drainage through pine-oak forest for about 1 mile, then swi ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Flagstaff"
Flagstaff, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: This is a very easy hike to a vantage point near Mormon Lake. Although the Mormon Lake Road is just a short distance away, the pavement is nicely hidden in the trees, and the view of the lake from thi ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Flagstaff"
Flagstaff, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
... Preview: This unique hike features alpine valleys and quaking aspen groves. It provides a fine sample of the glacial and volcanic features of San Francisco Mountain, and is a great “fall color” hike. Follow ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Flagstaff"
Flagstaff, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.4
... Preview: This is a level hike that goes along the shore of Mormon Lake, Arizona’s largest natural lake. This is a great place to view wildlife. Most of the year, Mormon Lake is more a marsh than a lake. When f ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Flagstaff"
Flagstaff, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.4
... Preview: An easily accessible day hike on the Flagstaff Urban Trail System, the Observatory Mesa Trail also provides access to the Coconino National Forest. Observatory Mesa is named for Lowell Observatory, wh ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Flagstaff"
Flagstaff, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: This trail along the base of Elden Mountain provides access to the Dry Lake Hills-Elden Mountain trail system from Flagstaff. Though the views are limited, the pine-oak forest and the volcanic boulder ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Flagstaff"
Flagstaff, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.2
... Preview: Follow a short trail to a colorful, highly eroded volcanic mountain on the Coconino Plateau. It is easy to imagine a volcanic explosion creating this area, but the crumbly spires and hoodoos (natural ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Flagstaff"
Flagstaff, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: This is an easy hike along the base of the Dry Lake Hills. The trail faces south and dries out earlier in the spring than the other trails in the Dry Lake Hills-Elden Mountain trail system. Access is ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Flagstaff"
Flagstaff, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.4
... Preview: This hike near Lower Lake Mary offers interesting geology, views, and a connection to the Arizona Trail. The ponderosa pine forest here is open and spacious, and views of Walnut Canyon are only a few ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Flagstaff"
Flagstaff, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: This hike features easy access and the cool, alpine forest and meadows of the Dry Lake Hills. From the crest of Dry Lake Hills there are good views of San Francisco Mountain to the north. From the tr ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Flagstaff"
Flagstaff, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.6
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