Schultz Creek Trail

Coconino National Forest, Arizona

Elevation Gain483ft
Trailhead Elevation7,295ft
Elevation Min/Max7295/7706ft
Elevation Start/End7295/7295ft

Schultz Creek Trail

Schultz Creek Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Coconino County, Arizona. It is within Coconino National Forest. It is two miles long and begins at 7,295 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 483 feet. This trail connects with the following: Azt - Shultz Cr., Cani, Shultz Creek and Shutlz Creek.

Schultz Creek Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"A hike along Schultz Creek, a seasonal stream that skirts the northwest slopes of the Dry Lake Hills."

"A cross-country walk along a fine alpine ridge, on San Francisco Mountain in the Kachina Peaks Wilderness. This is probably one of the least climbed peaks in the area, yet the views of San Francisco Mountain and the Dry Lake Hills are excellent. The beautiful alpine meadows, lined with aspen, limber pine, and ponderosa pine are a pleasure to walk through."

"Partly on trail and partly crosscountry, this loop takes you to the summit of 10,083-foot Schultz Peak, the lowest peak of the San Francisco Peaks’ five major peaks, via the historic Weatherford Trail and returns via a cross-country descent with expansive views of the pine-forested Coconino Plateau and the Mogollon Rim.

Optionally, you can loop over a higher summit, Doyle Peak. This loop is best hiked clockwise because the climb is more gradual and it simplifies routefinding on the crosscountry portion of the loop."

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Start at the upper end and get a shuttle back to the top for the most fun ride.

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Trail Information

Coconino National Forest
Nearby City
Coconino National Forest
Skill Level
Peaks Ranger District, Coconino National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Humphreys Peak, Sunset Crater West; Coconino National Forest
Local Maps

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Nov 2018