Observatory Mesa

Coconino County, Arizona

Elevation Gain459ft
Trailhead Elevation7,370ft
Elevation Min/Max7070/7387ft
Elevation Start/End7370/7370ft

Observatory Mesa

Observatory Mesa is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Coconino County, Arizona. It is two miles long and begins at 7,370 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 459 feet. This trail connects with the following: Karen Cooper Trail and Mars Hill Trail (FUTS).

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"A day hike on the Flagstaff Urban Trail System, with access to national forest trails. Observatory Mesa is named for Lowell Observatory, which is located on its southeast edge.

The observatory was established in 1894, just a few years after the settlement of Flagstaff. An influx of astronomers and other researchers began that changed the character of the small logging town forever."

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Trail Information

Coconino County
Nearby City
Skill Level
Flagstaff Parks and Recreation
Local Contacts
USGS Flagstaff West; Coconino National Forest
Local Maps

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Oct 2018