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Veit Springs Trail aka Lamar Haines Loop, AZ
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To get to the trailhead, take HWY 180 north of Flagstaff to Snowbowl Rd. Turn right and follow the road about 4 miles to a pullout on the right. If it is winter there will be signs posted that say "permit parking only". The free "Backcountry Permits" are available at the peaks ranger station.


This parking area is known as the "Lamar Haines trailhead". After parking, go through the gate and turn right up the hill. You will see 2 signs, one is a map and the other has some info about the area. At about 0.2 miles you will reach a fork, go right (or downhill here). At 0.7 miles you will a plaque for Lamar Haines on a boulder. If you walk past this and head left you will see an old log cabin and maybe a pond. Last time I was there, in the summer, there was no water and now in March there was no water either. If you walk around the pond depression to the left of the "spring", you will see some pictographs on the rock face above a small cave. They are quite nice pitctographs.

The trail is wide and easy. It would be great with kids. There is lots of exploring to do at the cabin site and around it. There are many nooks and crannies in the basalt rock faces. It would be a beautiful fall hike, as there are lots of aspens. It would also be a nice cross country ski in the winter, but I'm sure you would have to get a permit so you didn't get a ticket. We parked there mid-March and didn't get a permit or a ticket, but the Snowbowl was already closed and it was a weekday.

This is a very easy, but very beautiful hike, which is best done in the summer or fall or a very warm spring like this one. We did encounter snow and mud, but nothing not crossable by tennis shoes.
Description 42 Triplogs  3 Topics
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Difficulty 1 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Lasso-Loop 1.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 8,600 feet
Elevation Gain -200 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 1 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 2.5
Interest Historic & Seasonal Creek
Author aimeeclimbs
Descriptions 2
Routes 0
Photos 8
Trips 23 map ( 94 miles )
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Location Flagstaf, AZ
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9  2015-08-27 azbackpackr
8  2015-07-27 black_toes
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6  2014-08-31 winotron
13  2013-10-14 Crzy4AZ
2  2013-07-06 erussell
11  2013-01-20 BobP
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Historical Weather
Trailhead Forecast
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Map - Earth Tracks Kachina Peaks
Forest Coconino
Backpack   No
Preferred   Oct, Sep, May, Apr → 8 AM
Seasons   Late Spring to Early Autumn
Sun  6:38am - 5:44pm
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Pretty little hike
by aimeeclimbs

To get to the trailhead, take HWY 180 north of Flagstaff to Snowbowl Rd. Turn right and follow the road about 4 miles to a pullout on the right. If it is winter there will be signs posted that say "permit parking only". The free "Backcountry Permits" are available at the peaks ranger station.


This parking area is known as the "Lamar Haines trailhead". After parking, go through the gate and turn right up the hill. You will see 2 signs, one is a map and the other has some info about the area. At about 0.2 miles you will reach a fork, go right (or downhill here). At 0.7 miles you will a plaque for Lamar Haines on a boulder. If you walk past this and head left you will see an old log cabin and maybe a pond. Last time I was there, in the summer, there was no water and now in March there was no water either. If you walk around the pond depression to the left of the "spring", you will see some pictographs on the rock face above a small cave. They are quite nice pitctographs.

The trail is wide and easy. It would be great with kids. There is lots of exploring to do at the cabin site and around it. There are many nooks and crannies in the basalt rock faces. It would be a beautiful fall hike, as there are lots of aspens. It would also be a nice cross country ski in the winter, but I'm sure you would have to get a permit so you didn't get a ticket. We parked there mid-March and didn't get a permit or a ticket, but the Snowbowl was already closed and it was a weekday.

This is a very easy, but very beautiful hike, which is best done in the summer or fall or a very warm spring like this one. We did encounter snow and mud, but nothing not crossable by tennis shoes.
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From Flagstaff, drive north on HWY 180 to Snowbowl Rd. Turn right on snowbowl rd. Drive about 4.4 miles to a large pull-out on the right. Park here. There is a gate and a trail register.
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