Elden Mountain

Flagstaff, Arizona

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Views from the top are outstanding. If the gate is open, you can drive to the lookout tower. Rangers on duty may allow you to climb the tower for a great 360-degree view. If the weather is clear, you can see Oak Creek Canyon, Mormon Lake, Humphreys Peak, Sunset Crater National Monument and the Painted Desert. A network of hiking trails surrounds the mountain. This is a popular road for mountain bikers, so drive carefully. Contact the Peaks Ranger Station in Flagstaff for more information. Bumpy gravel road with washboard stretches. After a flat section, the road climbs over 2,100 feet to an elevation of 9,299 ft. Passenger cars can get to the top but they may find the trip a little rough.
Guide to Arizona Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails

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Guide to Arizona Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails

by Charles A. Wells (FunTreks)

Views from the top are outstanding. If the gate is open, you can drive to the lookout tower. Rangers on duty may allow you to climb the tower for a great 360-degree view. If the weather is clear, you can see Oak Creek Canyon, Mormon Lake, Humphreys Peak, Sunset Crater National Monument and the Painted Desert. A network of hiking trails surrounds the mountain.

This is a popular road for mountain bikers, so drive carefully. Contact the Peaks Ranger Station in Flagstaff for more information. Bumpy gravel road with washboard stretches. After a flat section, the road climbs over 2,100 feet to an elevation of 9,299 ft. Passenger cars can get to the top but they may find the trip a little rough.

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Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Flagstaff
Distance: 8
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Local Contacts: Coconino National Forest
Local Maps: Arizona Atlas and Gazetteer; USGS Flagstaff
Topo Map: Elden Mountain Topographic Map
Guide Book: Guide to Arizona Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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I ride this trail every single weekend. It parallels the road and it is super flowy. You have to watch out for hikers and horses.

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