Fatmans Loop Trail

Flagstaff, Arizona

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Thin hikers as well as fat ones can enjoy this interesting loop through complex volcanic rock formations on the east slopes of Mount Elden. From the trailhead, walk up the trail to the northwest 0.1 mile to the first trail junction. Fatmans Loop starts here, and the trail on the right will be the return route. Stay left as the trail continues to climb up the gentle slope through open ponderosa pine forest. Another 0.3 mile brings you to the Pipeline Trail junction, reached just as the grade starts to steepen. Stay right to remain on Fatmans Loop. The trail now veers more to the north as it climbs the base of Mount Elden through a rugged landscape of volcanic rocks.

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"Thin hikers as well as fat ones can enjoy this interesting loop through complex volcanic rock formations on the east slopes of Mount Elden. From the trailhead, walk up the trail to the northwest 0.1 mile to the first trail junction. Fatmans Loop starts here, and the trail on the right will be the return route.

Stay left as the trail continues to climb up the gentle slope through open ponderosa pine forest. Another 0.3 mile brings you to the Pipeline Trail junction, reached just as the grade starts to steepen. Stay right to remain on Fatmans Loop. The trail now veers more to the north as it climbs the base of Mount Elden through a rugged landscape of volcanic rocks."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Flagstaff
Distance: 2.2
Elevation Gain: 500 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: March through November
Trailhead Elevation: 6,880 feet
Top Elevation: 7,370 feet
Local Contacts: Coconino National Forest, Peaks Ranger District
Local Maps: USGS Flagstaff East
Driving Directions: Directions to Fatmans Loop Trail

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May 2018