Event Calendar

MT. ELDEN LOOKOUT TRAIL Day Hike - Flagstaff

Saturday, August 11, 2018, 09:30am

Sat, Aug 11
Leader: Chris Horan ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Phone: 602-515-6764
Rating: Moderate +
Length: 4-5 miles
MEET at Trailhead in Flagstaff, 9:30am. Email hike leader for directions. No RSVP required
What a trail! - Short and strenuous ascending 2000ft in about 2 miles, Great views of city of Flagstaff and surrounding Coconino plateau, a forest on the mend from a 1977 fire and some interesting terrain described as "Corduroy cast in stone" and "Staircase of petrified lava" (not sure about the correctness of "petrified"), make this a must do. Trail begins deceptively flat for the first - mile as it winds its way through fragrant stands of juniper, pinyon pine and ponderosa. You soon reach the sign for FatMan's Loop and Pipeline Trail. Reaching the base of the mountain, the trail begins to climb in earnest with several switchbacks. This steep & rocky trail has a lot of work into it, stone stairs, cribbing to support the trail as it hangs out over space and fair amount of stabilization to limit erosion. Sparse forest allows for great views to the north and east into East Flagstaff, Doney Park, Sunset Crater area and the painted desert is on the horizon.



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