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Mormon Lake - AZT #29, AZ

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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Distance One Way 14.8 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,462 feet
Elevation Gain -299 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,095 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 18.45
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3  2021-06-05 BiFrost
16  2020-10-10 neight33
7  2020-09-05 kyleGChiker
4  2020-07-25
Mormon Lake AZT #29 Trail Run
14  2020-05-30 trekkin_gecko
3  2020-05-30 johnlp
65  2019-08-31
AZT South Rim GC to Gooseberry TH
11  2019-08-24 bretinthewild
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Sun  5:35am - 7:29pm
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🔥 2015 Camillo Fire23.8k
🔥 2014 Bar-m Fire6.5k
🔥 2009 Raptor Fire8.5 mi*
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From Gooseberry Springs Trailhead on FR 92, the trail crosses a meadow and a wooded area and then reaches Highway 3. After crossing the highway and passing through a gate in the fence that parallels the highway, the trail follows an old railroad bed. It leaves the railroad and crosses FR 91, and then heads north-northeast until it reaches Railroad Spring. At this point, the route follows a road for about a mile and then becomes a trail again. It crosses FR 219 and then FR 219A and then passes near Navajo Spring. From here, the trail heads north and west, passes Wallace Spring, crosses FR 90H, and then contours over to Double Springs Campground. The trail climbs up to FR 240 and then turns east. It circles back around to the west and passes above Dairy Springs Campground, crosses several forest roads, and then comes to the end of the passage at Mayflower Spring.

Southern Trailhead
Gooseberry Springs Trailhead
From the turnoff leading from Forest Highway 3 to Mormon Lake Village, continue south on Forest Highway 3 for approximately 5 miles and then turn left onto a prominent road (FR 92) on the south side of an open meadow, and drive 0.25 miles to a sharp left turn in the road; the trailhead and a steel AZT sign are on your right. You can also reach this point from AZ 87 by driving north on Forest Highway 3.

Northern Trailhead
Mayflower Spring
From Flagstaff, take the Lake Mary Road exit (339) off I-17 for ~20 miles, then turn right (west) on Mormon Lake Road (Highway 90). Follow this about 3 miles to an unmarked turnoff on the right. This two-track dirt road leads to Mayflower Spring (~0.4 miles).

Updated 2017-07-24

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Gate Policy: If a gate is closed upon arrival, leave it closed after you go through. If it is open, leave it open. Leaving a closed gate open may put cattle in danger. Closing an open gate may cut them off from water. Please be respectful, leave gates as found.

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2018-07-14 HAZ_Hikebot

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