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“Pleasant, Beautiful Hike” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Red Mountain Trail

Red Mountain Trail
Ranked #22 of 100 things to do in Flagstaff
Certificate of Excellence
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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80 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Pleasant, Beautiful Hike”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

The Red Mountain Trail is a beautiful somewhat desert trail, It was about a 2 hour round trip easy, mostly level ground hike to/from the Red Mountain. A great place for a picnic and some good photo shots. Definitely a place of solitude as there were not very many people on the trail. Highly recommend if you are looking for a trail that is beautiful but not too strenuous.

Visited October 2013
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New york
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Beautiful day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

We had a nice hike on this trail. Our vacation plans had to be altered due to the closing of the National Parks. Search around for alternative things to do and this hike was nice.

Visited October 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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82 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Easy But Pretty Darn Cool”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

The trail to Red Mountain is easy, quick and well maintained. To get to it, take I-17 north to Flagstaff. Follow the signs for US-180 then head north to milepost 247 (about 30 miles). Turn left (west) at the milepost & the follow dirt trail to the trailhead parking lot. The hike along the way is okay, but once the trail runs into the riverbed (usually dry), it gets really interesting. Almost like walking onto some sort of epic movie set. The obvious trail ends at the spires so we took our time to explore all over & climb right to the "amphitheater" wall. Not difficult to scramble to but does take some careful maneuvering. This is a really easy hike & definitely well worth it!

Visited September 2013
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Mission Viejo, California
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3 reviews
“Gorgeous morning hike!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

Perfect short, not too strenuous, beautiful, quiet hike! Bring a picnic for the bottom of the rock before coming back to enjoy it all over again!

Visited September 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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87 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Walking into a cinder cone”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

This was an easy and scenic trail just north of Flagstaff on 180. The landscape starts with junipers and brush then you dip into a wash and follow that through ridges of what appears to be hardened volcanic ash. The trail ends in the center of an old cinder cone with dramatic rock formations. You can roam around and check out the unusual landscape, but then head back the same way to the trail head. We had hoped to see more wildlife, but were greeted by mostly birds and some large jack rabbits. A herd of cattle grazes in the area and could mostly be seen near the parking area.

Visited August 2013
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