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This is likely a great time to hike this trail!  Check out "Prefered" months below, keep in mind this is an estimate.

Ravens Nest, AZ

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HAZ reminds you to respect the ruins. Please read the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 & Ruins Etiquette
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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Distance Round Trip 0.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,383 feet
Elevation Gain 55 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 0.78
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Ruins & Historic
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Preferred   Apr, Oct, Mar, Nov
Sun  6:57am - 5:20pm
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Ravens Nest is a 0.5 mile round trip hike with 55 feet elevation gain. Located 22 miles southwest of Winslow Arizona. The trailhead is car accessible. April and October are the best months to enjoy this hike. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.


Overview: During the hey days of Route 66 a man named D.M. Barringer built an observatory just off of the Mother Road so that the many travelers passing by the area could see the crater without having to travel the additional six or so miles to the site. For just 25 cents, travelers could stand from the observation tower and see the crater through a telescope. Today the observatory is nothing but stone ruins, occupied by ravens. An interesting structure and area to stretch your legs if in the area.

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    I 40 east of Flagstaff Exit 233 south 1/4 mile, turn left just past campground on old route 66. Proceed .75 miles to site on left.
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