Red Mountain Hike

Summary: A pleasant stroll to the center of an extinct volcano with wonderful rock formations (located northwest of Flagstaff)

Challenge Level: Easy

Hiking Distance: About 1 1/2 miles each way; 3 miles in-out

Trailhead Directions: Drive out State Route 180 from the center of Flagstaff for about 25 miles. At mile marker 247, turn left on the a dirt road and proceed for about 1/4 mile to the parking area.

Description: We like to hike Red Mountain in the summer because at elevation 6700 feet it can be a cool hike, although there isn't any shade on most of this hike. The drive to Red Mountain from Sedona is about 175 miles round trip. The trail is an easy to follow cinder-type trail until you begin to follow a wash in to the center of the extinct volcano. There is nice shade at the end of the trail.



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For those of you who have a GPS unit, I have the GPS data for the hike.  Click here for more information.


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Great Sedona Hikes
Last Updated March 31, 2021
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