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Upper Oldham Trail, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Flagstaff > Flagstaff NE
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Difficulty 2.5 of 5
Distance One Way 1.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,898 feet
Elevation Gain 970 feet
Accumulated Gain 970 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 4.73
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9  2018-09-29
Elden - Oldham - Sunset Loop
9  2018-09-29
Elden - Oldham - Sunset Loop
27  2018-08-25
Sunset Trail #23 - Flagstaff
14  2016-09-24
Mount Elden - Dry Lake Hills Loop
12  2015-10-03
Elden Super Loop
2  2015-10-03
Elden Super Loop
5  2014-06-21
Sunset Trail #23 - Flagstaff
1  2014-06-17 dragonriderkate
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Preferred   Sep, May, Jun, Aug
Sun  6:58am - 5:22pm
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2014 Notice: This trail was combined with the Oldham Trail years ago. There really isn't a separate "Upper" trail anymore. Nevertheless you are welcome to post to this page.

A hike through cool Douglas-fir forest that climbs the west slopes of Elden Mountain to an alpine meadow and a viewpoint overlooking volcanic peaks and the Painted Desert. The trail, which is not shown on the topographic map, starts up a northwest-facing canyon through a cool, dense Douglas-fir and quaking aspen forest. Soon it switchbacks to the left and ascends the slope via several more switchbacks. You’ll have occasional views of the beautiful forest on the north slopes of Elden Mountain. The climb ends abruptly when the trail emerges into Oldham Park, an alpine meadow on the summit ridge of the mountain

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    Map Drive

    To hike
    From Flagstaff, take US180 West/Fort Valley Road to Shultz Pass Road (2.6 miles). Turn right on Shultz Pass Road, then take the right fork to get onto Elden Lookout Road. The TH is 0.7 miles from the point that the road turns from a paved to a dirt road. There is a small parking area on the left. The trail head has a small sign that can be seen from the road.
    page created by dragonriderkate on Jun 17 2014 5:14 pm
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