Tramway Trail

Flagstaff, Arizona

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This short trail in the West Clear Creek Wilderness is an enjoyable hike, and it provides access to spectacular West Clear Creek. The short but spectacular trail descends into the gorge of West Clear Creek, affording fine views both up and down the canyon. It follows the route of an old aerial tramway. Kaibab limestone, a fossil-rich layer that was deposited in a shallow ocean, forms the edge of the Mogollon Rim in this area. Below the Kaibab limestone, the cross-bedded Coconino sandstone appears, with its layers of overlapping petrified sand dunes.

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"This short trail in the West Clear Creek Wilderness is an enjoyable hike, and it provides access to spectacular West Clear Creek. The short but spectacular trail descends into the gorge of West Clear Creek, affording fine views both up and down the canyon.

It follows the route of an old aerial tramway. Kaibab limestone, a fossil-rich layer that was deposited in a shallow ocean, forms the edge of the Mogollon Rim in this area. Below the Kaibab limestone, the cross-bedded Coconino sandstone appears, with its layers of overlapping petrified sand dunes."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Flagstaff
Distance: 0.8
Elevation Gain: 840 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: Day hike
Season: Best April to November
Trailhead Elevation: 6,800 feet
Top Elevation: 6,800 feet
Local Contacts: Sedona Ranger District, Coconino National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Calloway Butte; Coconino National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Tramway Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

7/8/2009
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i have been here many times and it is one of my favorite hikes. the scenery is amazing, the hike is challenging and the creek is a cool reward at the bottom. you can hike down the creek all the way to camp verde if you want to float thru the narrows. i love this spot



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