Elden Lookout Trail

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Elden Lookout Trail is a 5.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Flagstaff, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2411 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Directions from Flagstaff: Follow Santa Fe Avenue past the entrance to the Flagstaff Mall and the Peaks Ranger District Office to a trailhead parking lot just off the north side of the street.

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5 days ago

why does it say buffalo park if it isn't out of buffalo park?

7 days ago

7 days ago

This place is stunning. I loved it here. One of my favorites now

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9 days ago

12 days ago

What a great hike just out of Flagstaff. Beautiful views all around. Rod has the best job in the world!

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1 month ago

Took me 1 hour and 17 minutes to get to the top for an amazing view. top third of the trail has a lot of dead trees so keep an eye on those especially on windy days. Looking east you can see for endless miles on a clear day.

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2 months ago

Very strenuous hike up, especially if you aren't acclimated to the elevation. The views are worth all the effort. You can see for miles.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Super fun, well-maintained trail! Snow still at the top which made the experience extra special.

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5 months ago

We decided it was wise to try this bad boy out during a blizzard. Probably wouldn't recommend it, but definitely a cool experience. The trail is a great challenge and comes with a nice sense of accomplishment at the end....at least that's what the lone old man told us as he moved quickly passed us to escape the worsening storm! If you're looking for a challenge, it's a solid choice.

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6 months ago

I did this a month ago, twice within a week. What was I thinking? After that, I couldn't walk for few days. Very challenging but worth it. Definitely will do it again.