Red Mountain

Flagstaff, Arizona

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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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"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."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Flagstaff
Distance: 2.5
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Best April to November
Trailhead Elevation: 6,750 feet
Top Elevation: 7,050 feet
Local Contacts: Coconino National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Ebert Mountain SE
Driving Directions: Directions to Red Mountain

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9/12/2009
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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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May 2018