Red Mountain

Flagstaff, Arizona 86015

Red Mountain

Red Mountain Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The exceptionally easy nature of this hike aside, it provides one of the most fascinating looks at Arizona geology to be found anywhere. The trail winds for a pleasant 1.25 miles
through pinyon pine and junipers toward a broken rise of cinder and red rock readily visible pines, which often grow on barren black cinder slopes.

A 6-foot-high stone check dam that must be climbed by way of a wooden ladder marks the entrance into the mountain’s interior."

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Best Hikes with Dogs: Arizona (The Mountaineers Books)
Renee Guillory
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"You and your dog will enjoy this shady hike to a highly unusual geological feature, the heart of a cinder cone estimated to be about three quarters of a million years old. Cinder cones are common in this region, but this one has crumbled and eroded in a way that makes the mountain look as though a cross section has been scooped away. The trail ends at the base of this cone, and you can explore part of the area inside this ancient volcano." Read more

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This was an pretty easy hike. When you get to the end you're inside a collapsed volcano. The hoodoo weathering features are a nice payoff.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 hours
Best April to November
6,750 feet
Trailhead Elevation
7,050 feet
Top Elevation
Coconino National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Ebert Mountain SE
Local Maps

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Dec 2018