Lockett Meadow - Waterline Loop

Flagstaff, Arizona

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This unique hike features alpine valleys and quaking aspen groves. It provides a fine sample of the glacial and volcanic features of San Francisco Mountain, and is a great “fall color” hike. Follow the Inner Basin Trail (not shown on the topographic map), which 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 will notice that the bordering slopes are very steep. This is characteristic of valleys carved by glaciers. The moving ice shapes the entire valley into a broad U-shape. Valleys carved entirely by water have a V-shaped cross section.

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"This unique hike features alpine valleys and quaking aspen groves. It provides a fine sample of the glacial and volcanic features of San Francisco Mountain, and is a great “fall color” hike.

Follow the Inner Basin Trail (not shown on the topographic map), which 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 will notice that the bordering slopes are very steep. This is characteristic of valleys carved by glaciers. The moving ice shapes the entire valley into a broad U-shape. Valleys carved entirely by water have a V-shaped cross section."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Flagstaff
Distance: 4.4
Elevation Gain: 860 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Day hike
Season: Best summer through fall
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Peaks Ranger District, Coconino National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Sunset Crater West, Humphreys Peak; Coconino National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Lockett Meadow - Waterline Loop

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May 2018