Upper Oldham 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 7,686 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,429 feet. Elden Mountain (elevation 8,570 feet) can be seen along the trail.
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"A hike through cool Douglas-fir forest that climbs the west slopes of Elden Mountain to an alpine meadow and a viewpoint overlooking volcanic peaks and the Painted Desert. The trail, which is not shown on the topographic map, starts up a northwest-facing canyon through a cool, dense Douglas-fir and quaking aspen forest. Soon it switchbacks to the left and ascends the slope via several more switchbacks. You’ll have occasional views of the beautiful forest on the north slopes of Elden Mountain. The climb ends abruptly when the trail emerges into Oldham Park, an alpine meadow on the summit ridge of the mountain."
--Bruce Grubbs, Hiking Northern Arizona (Falcon Guides).
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