Inner Basin Trail

Flagstaff, Arizona

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A hike through an alpine forest to a large avalanche path on the southeast face of Humphreys Peak, in the San Francisco Peaks. The trail, which is not shown on the topographic map, climbs gradually southwest through fine stands of quaking aspen, ponderosa pine, and the occasional limber pine. The valley floor is broad and fairly flat, though cut by numerous small gullies. If you take the time to walk to either side of the valley, you’ll notice that the bordering slopes are very steep. This is characteristic of valleys carved by glaciers. The road climbs steadily through the dense alpine forest, which sometimes opens up for glimpses of the high peaks.

Inner Basin Trail Professional Review and Guide

"A hike through an alpine forest to a large avalanche path on the southeast face of Humphreys Peak, in the San Francisco Peaks. The trail, which is not shown on the topographic map, climbs gradually southwest through fine stands of quaking aspen, ponderosa pine, and the occasional limber pine.

The valley floor is broad and fairly flat, though cut by numerous small gullies. If you take the time to walk to either side of the valley, you’ll notice that the bordering slopes are very steep. This is characteristic of valleys carved by glaciers. The road climbs steadily through the dense alpine forest, which sometimes opens up for glimpses of the high peaks."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Flagstaff
Distance: 6.7
Elevation Gain: 1,900 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: Day hike
Season: Best May to November
Trailhead Elevation: 8,500 feet
Top Elevation: 10,550 feet
Local Contacts: Peaks Ranger District, Coconino National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Sunset Crater West, Humphreys Peak; Coconino National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Inner Basin Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

5/30/2010
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This is a beautiful hike, but, start before 10am unless you want plenty of company along the way. The trail is well-maintained. You might have to scramble a fallen tree or two.



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May 2018