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Upper Oldham Trail, AZ

Guide 12 Triplogs  1 Topic
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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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Inaugural Calculation on Button Tap!
3  2021-07-31
Elden Lookout Trail #4
15  2021-06-19
Elden - Oldham - Sunset Loop
4  2021-06-19
Elden - Oldham - Sunset Loop
7  2019-07-02
Elden Lookout Trail #4
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
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Preferred   Sep, May, Jun, Aug
Sun  5:35am - 7:30pm
Official Route
6 Alternative
Historic Fire Perimetersacres
🔥 2019 Museum Fire12.4 mi**
🔥 1977 Radio Fire4.8k
🔥 View All over Official Route 🔥
*perimeter length in miles
**possible voids inflate figure

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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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One-Way Notice
This hike is listed as One-Way.

When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
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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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 trailhead has a small sign that can be seen from the road.
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