Red Mountain Trail is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Coconino, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This hike was quick and easy. It starts along a flat and wide trail for a while, but gets a lot more interesting once you climb the ladder up and are among the cinders and the heart of the mountain.
Great hike. Easy. Wonderful sights.
Ages 7 to 73 hiked it. Take plenty of water as it was picturesque & we spent plenty of time photographing, playing on the cinder & climbing the boulders. I would recommend wearing hiking shoes to climb the boulders as they have better traction.
Really pretty views of Kendrick and Humphrey's along the trail, as well as some neat rock formations at the end of the trail. Easy hike, bring the kids.
Really pretty hike with cool formations.
Trail is very pretty and continues to climb elevation gradually till the end. I went in December, so there was still plenty of snow in the amphitheater to play with. The only thing that I marked down on was that the trail wasn't clearly marked in some places. I could have easily taken a wrong turn along the way if it wasn't for a small set of cairns that I spotted.
My 13 year old daughter and I completed this hike and really enjoyed ourselves. She is not much of a "hiker" so I called it a long walk, which was fitting. The start of the hike through the wash is not very exciting, but once you get to the ladder...it's a stunning area and fun to explore. This is an excellent family hike with the kids!
This side trip on the way to the Grand Canyon is a nice and scenic light walk from the trail head to the "amphitheater" and hoodoos carved into the side of the mountain. Sturdy shoes would be recommended to fully explore the site. No water or facilities. You get a little bit of exploring and a reminder of Bryce Canyon. On the way back it opens to a great view of the San Francisco Peaks.