Red Mountain Trail

EASY 56 reviews
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Red Mountain Trail is a 2.7 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.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
357 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
56 minutes ago

Great easy hike with rewarding finish just wish i brought my rock climbing shoes!

hiking
6 days ago

Highlight of our trip! If you love climbing and exploring, this trail is for you! A very easy 3 mi out and back trail that has a huge payoff at the end! Highly recommend climbing up into the rocks and exploring around. So beautiful and you feel like you’re on a different planet.

2 months ago

Easy hike, with a great payoff at the end. Take the time to explore around inside the caldera, and see it from different vantage points. Trail is pretty exposed midday, but there are pines at the end - good place to have a snack and cool off.

3 months ago

Love this trail! So easy and beautiful!

hiking
4 months ago

This is a short, easy trail that is well maintained and suitable for casual walkers. The trail itself is fairly routine, but prepare to be enchanted as you approach and enter the towering rock doorway into the caldera canyon. It is gorgeous and contains a highly varied backdrop of contrasting rocks, colors and vegetation. It is fairly tale perfect and feels like a secret oasis inside the canyon. All of this gives Red Mt a distinct character that is unlike any other hike in the area, and provides a highly enjoyable and memorable walk.

hiking
4 months ago

Walked this trail with my wife as beginners in hiking. The road to the parking "lot" is unpaved and signage for the road is really visable. The trail head is well identified with various signs along the way to verify you are on the right path even though the trail is clearly warn into the earth. There is a little incline walking into the volcano which can slow the pace down but coming out is a breeze. You must climb up a 6' maintained ladder to enter the volcano and do not worry as there are hand rails as well. The views inside are incredible and the views of the San Francisco Peak to the East is really nice on the trail.

5 months ago

Great trail - easy and definitely a great payoff at the end.

6 months ago

Probably the best scenic hike for the short journey. Easy and beautiful.

hiking
9 months ago

Exceeded my expectations! The trail was very easy and well marked. My wife and I were the only ones the trail. There is a lot of exploring around at the end of the trail. Just be on the lookout for loose gravel if you explore the rock faces.

hiking
11 months ago

Fabulous!

hiking
Monday, May 15, 2017

Hidden gem. Simple hike, but a unique experience once inside the heart of the mountain. Don't forget to explore this inner portion, but please be responsible.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

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.

hiking
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Great hike. Easy. Wonderful sights.

hiking
Sunday, April 24, 2016

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.

hiking
Monday, March 21, 2016

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.

hiking
Monday, August 24, 2015

Really pretty hike with cool formations.

hiking
Wednesday, December 31, 2014

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.

hiking
Thursday, March 13, 2014

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!

hiking
Tuesday, August 06, 2013

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.

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