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Address: Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff, AZ
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Nice hike, no busload tourists, great volcanic views at end

We spotted the unusual red mountain facing us as we drove up from Flagstaff in the morning on our way to the Grand Canyon. We actually passed the entrance but, quickly discussed... read more

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San Jose, California
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Reviewed today NEW

We spotted the unusual red mountain facing us as we drove up from Flagstaff in the morning on our way to the Grand Canyon. We actually passed the entrance but, quickly discussed and decided to u-turn and check it out. So glad we did. A very nice hike through sparse forest leading to unusual volcanic crater scenery. So serene, as... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bring plenty of water and snacks, good hiking boots for a nice long hike or a short stroll. We were there in late May and the weather was wonderful

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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very easy trail to navigate and well worth your time. You will see the Red Mountain from the highway but it does not do it justice. The reward of the 1.5 mile hike is well worth it. It is a flat hike until you reach the end where you will have the option to climb some rocks... More 

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Bushnell, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would have been a loss if we had missed it! One more example of the volcanic activity that shaped this part of Arizona. Our hike was on a misty day which made for a quiet hike. Fantastic photo ops abound.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This hike was the best part of our 10-day trip out west. If you are on your way to the Grand Canyon and need to stretch your legs, it's worth a stop. No facilities, and no crowds. The hike is fairly level, and ends at the foot of the mountain. You can stop there, or climb the rocks as high... More 

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Tamborine Mountain, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We had planned on going to the lava tunnels but they were snowed in so we chose this place in stead. we just loved it not a soul there first trail that we've had that pleasure! It's an easy walk with hardly any elevation change until you you reach the crater. There was still a bit of ice around when... More 

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1 Thank Nick N
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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

What a neat hike ! Great for teenagers and smaller children . Mild hike into crater. Saw a wild tarantula on the way in and fantastic formations in the crater. So glad we drove from Flagstaff to enjoy. Highlight of our trip for such an"off the beaten path" spot.

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Fishers, Indiana
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

This trail is not hard to do. Only a mile or so. There is a ladder at the end but not difficult. The view changes as you go along and the trail sparkles in the sunlight. Really unique and a great exercise for even us seniors.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

One drives north on Hwy 180 about 24 miles from Flagstaff, turns west on well marked dirt road, drives a mile in and parks. Then a 10-minute easy hike takes one inside a former volcano composed largely of poorly cemented fragments. There are abundant crystals of hornblende and other minerals everywhere. This long-extinct tuffaceous volcano is on a major faultline... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

This is one of the best family hikes in the Flagstaff area. I've hiked this more than a dozen times with friends, family, kids, dogs, whatever. It has stunning view of the Northern Arizona volcanic field and the Grand Canyon to the north...on a clear day of course. Just a couple of miles to a wicked area of volcanic erosion.... More 

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