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Viet Springs is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Flagstaff, Arizona that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 1.6 mi Elevation gain 206 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

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Getting There

Note: This trail requires a back country permit through April 15th. This hike starts with a gentle climb behind the trailhead sign. On the other side of the hill the trail opens up revealing a fork; keep right, going downhill on the open meadow. The trail does have a few forks, but always take the Trail marked fork. The trail gently winds through the Aspen forest, eventually crossing under small power lines and opening up to a large boulder with a plaque honoring Lamar Haines. Continuing left, you will see the cabin of an 1892 settlement by Ludwig Veit (site was used for cattle and sheep operations). The trail does make a loop, but you can also return on the same route as going in.

Small spur off the right side of the road - can park about 7 vehicles.

From Flagstaff, take the Highway 180 to mile marker 223. There, take a right onto the Snow Bowl Road. Stay on this road for about 4.4 miles to a small turn off on the right hand side. The parking is just off the road in a bend on the right. The trailhead is behind the gate, wrapping behind the sign marking the Lamar Haines Memorail Wildlife Area.

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Sherry Shaffer
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Hiking

Very pleasant with a cool breeze. If you’re new to the area or have trouble with altitude, maybe wait until you’re acclimated.

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Chris M.
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Hiking

Very easy trail but if you are looking for some solitude under the pines to escape the summer heat this is a beautiful trail. I wouldn’t call it hiking, more a meandering trail. It would be perfect to take my little 4 year old on. Lots of little offshoot trails you can take for total isolation and easy to find your way back to the main trail. Quick easy hike not too far from downtown Flagstaff of the road leading to the ski area.

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Dee Ensign
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Hiking

Beautiful trail!!!! This was such a fun little hike where our kids could run off and explore. It was a little hard finding the old mine??, and remains of the cabin, but we eventually found it! After the power lines, just start exploring the little trails off to the left and you will eventually find it. Beautiful aspen trees and ferns galore! Great family hike with young kids.

Meg Smith
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Hiking

Nice trail. I went around 8 on a weekday and already 3 cars at the trail head and full of cars by the time I left but didn’t see a ton of people on the trail.

Alyssa Stenberg
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Hiking

Nice short trail. Lots of shade.

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Laurel Hamilton
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Hiking

One of my favorites near Flagstaff. Shaded and full of aspens and ferns. Kids enjoyed exploring the petroglyphs, old cabin, spring and rocky scrambles.

Kurt Phillips
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Hiking

Beautiful

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Lindsey S
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HikingClosed

Didn’t get to hike it. All trails off Snow Bowl closed today at least, duration unclear.

Kelly G.
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Hiking

Awesome, easy loop. To make it to the pictographs and cabin: https://www.azutopia.com/easy-hikes/veit-springs-hiking-trail-loop-lamar-haines-area/

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Lulu Burton
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Hiking

Very beautiful! Extra easy ! We saw elk and they posed for the picture , we didn’t get to see the cabin or the pictographs maybe we took a wrong path , anyway it was a pretty morning walk with the 2 loves of my life ❤️

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Allie Alterio
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Hiking

Great trail with beautiful views. Lots of aspen to explore, nice balance of sun and shade, dog friendly, and populated but no overcrowded. If it’s try certain parts can be a bit dusty. There are some wonderful areas for forest picnics right next the trail in certain areas. The trail is not straight from the parking lot, but to the right. If you go straight the path will eventually end soon after crossing the power lines. You can follow the power lines back down to the actual trail. I made this mistake the first time, but it was so worth it.

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Brad B.
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Hiking

The information I read on this hike from another source said there is a cabin there built in 1890. Disappointed that there was only a couple pieces of wood on the ground and a sign that said 'Cabin site'. The springs were cool and otherwise a good hike.

B. B. Davis
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Hiking

Perfect hike with the kids. Don't get me wrong, they still complained half the time but easy to access and easy hike. The historical landmarks are off the main trail so don't be afraid to venture off the main path.

Brandon Burroughs
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Hiking

Excellent trail. Took the family on it last year, my 2 year old had so much fun.

Mike Mazzola
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Hiking

Nice easy trail. Good forest scenery.

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Amanda Krieg
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Hiking

Great easy trail for kids and dogs. Lots of shade.

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Jenna Kane
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Hiking

Beautiful trees and flowers!

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Jacqueline Trzeciak
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Hiking

Nice easy trail for families and kids. I took my mom who is 60, has a heart condition and knee/hip problems, and she was able to do this trail. Lovely forest views throughout and the trail is very well maintained. We went in July and it was perfect out. My only complaint/warning is how small the parking "lot" is for the trail- it could fit maybe 8 cars at most. Not terrible, but considering parking is prohibited along the side of the road and the next lot isn't for a while up the road, it would be a bummer to drive up Snowbowl Road to get here only to find there aren't any spots. Get there early and you should be OK!

Timothy Stallcup
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Hiking

Nice, wide, easily followed loop. Pretty and shady and not too many people. A really nice trail if you want something not too taxing. Also nice, cool altitude.

Vincent Nuccio
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Hiking

Nice trail in a mixed forest of pines and aspens. The high elevation made for a cool day hike in early summer.

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Christa Lubatkin
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Hiking

Nearly walked around it twice, which would have been too much for our older dog. Saw neither the pictographs nor the Spring with ferns. Needs more signage. Loved the setting and the wide trail. Will try again next year.

Renny S.
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pretty cool trail especially for beginners like my bf and I. and the dog too ha. nice and easy trail to just disconnect and listen to nature and enjoy the good ol outdoors. took us about 45 mins with our little stick collector :)

Brian Schaffer
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HikingRocky

So short and easy I did it twice. Had my 4.5 month old puppy with me and she did great. Highly recommend if you’re looking for a short walk in the woods.

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Dan M.
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Hiking

Beautiful trail and well maintained- only bummer was lack of signage to direct you to specific highlights of the trail.

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Augustus Crosby
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HikingClosedMuddy

“No parking without permit”, some message about illegal/unauthorized trails at where the trailhead should be. No clear entrance either. :/

Sydney Gregson
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Hiking

Way cool! Pictographs are awesome and overall it’s beautiful.

Jennifer P.
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If you take the least travel trail on your left rather than right, there are a set if power lines that go up a steep hill. Follow that and you'll find a set of boulders that you can then climb up and have a quick lunch while looking at a beautiful view of the valley.

Dreamgnome 0.
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Awsome trail

Tangie Prieskorn
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Hiking

One of our favorite hikes! The pictographs are a must-see.

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