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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.

Kelly Pocket, AZ

AZ > Flagstaff > Flagstaff SE
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Difficulty 2 of 5
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Distance Round Trip 6 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,847 feet
Elevation Gain -531 feet
Accumulated Gain 703 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 2.5
Kokopelli Seeds 9.52
Backpack Possible - Not Popular
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12  2020-04-18 snkingston
4  2019-09-10 Heliops
Author Heliops
author avatar Guides 1
Routes 1
Photos 34
Trips 6 map ( 25 miles )
Age 53 Male Gender
Location Phoenix, AZ
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Preferred   Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep → 9 AM
Seasons   Spring to Summer
Sun  5:42am - 7:22pm
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Mountainaire Coconino
by Heliops

Likely In-Season!
Kelly Pocket is a beautiful, relatively easy trail - and it is close to I-17 and just south of Flagstaff. The trail follows the canyon floor as it cuts through a lush ponderosa pine forest. After a mile and a half, Kelly Canyon proper enters from the left. From here, Kelly Canyon will start to open up to large slabs of sandstone and beautiful rock cliffs. Around mile 3, the trail will leave the canyon floor and re-route you higher. It is well worth it to stay in the canyon and explore the various rock formations. At about 3.5 miles is the confluence of Kelly Canyon and Pumphouse Wash coming in from the right and left. Pumphouse Wash is a great place to explore or just have lunch. Turn around here for an out-and-back of about 7 miles.


This trail was built by mountain bikers, so you will see ramps and jumps along the way. As a result it, is very popular with the mountain biking community, so pay attention and don't get run over! Despite this minor inconvenience, it is still well worth it to hike this beautiful part of AZ.

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2019-09-10 Heliops
    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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    To hike
    From Phoenix, take I-17 north to the Mountainaire / Kachina exit. At the exit, go left then turn left in front of the gas station. You're now on FR237. Take this road for about a mile and a half. You are looking for the intersection of FR237 and FR9498. On your right and at the turn of FR237, you will see a large rock cairn. This is the starting point for Kelly Pocket. Parking is on the left and right of FR9498.
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