Hutch Mountain

Flagstaff, Arizona

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Mile after mile of quiet, secluded forest. Camp far away from others in the shade of tall ponderosa pines. Many side roads and ATV trails to explore. Enjoy picnic areas overlooking Stoneman Lake. Gravel road with intermittent washboard surface. Four-wheel drive not necessary except if muddy or snow covered. Side roads in the area are more challenging. Camping near main roads suitable for motor homes.
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)

Mile after mile of quiet, secluded forest. Camp far away from others in the shade of tall ponderosa pines. Many side roads and ATV trails to explore. Enjoy picnic areas overlooking Stoneman Lake.

Gravel road with intermittent washboard surface. Four-wheel drive not necessary except if muddy or snow covered. Side roads in the area are more challenging. Camping near main roads suitable for motor homes.

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Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Flagstaff
Distance: 40
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Local Contacts: Coconino National Forest
Local Maps: Arizona Atlas and Gazetteer; USGS Holbrook; Coconino National Forest map
Topo Map: Hutch 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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Recent Trail Reviews

5/23/2009

We took this drive twice in the past few weeks. First time was memorial weekend. We were looking for a camping spot and boy, was it crowded. The road to Stoneman lake as well as the road leading up to Hutch mountain was covered with campers. When we went back a few weeks later (June 5) there we're a few people camping but probably not even half as before. The drive itself is easy. We were able to get up the road towing our pop-up. We set up camp right on the mountain and hiked up to the lookout. The road to the lookout is closed, but you can park and hike up there. The actual tower is also closed but you can still climb up the steps.

12/19/2005

Ok but the tower was closed. Saw lots of wildlife.

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