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Mount Elden - AZT #32, AZ

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Difficulty 3.5 of 5
Distance One Way 14 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,502 feet
Elevation Gain 1,586 feet
Accumulated Gain 2,359 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 21.86
Backpack Yes & Connecting
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6  2018-05-07
AZT #32 South end
8  2018-04-25
Little Elden Trail #69
5  2018-04-23
Sandy Seep Trail #129
15  2015-09-12 sandyfortner
6  2015-07-13
AZT #32 Hwy 89A to Little Eldon Trail
110  2014-08-30 desertgirl
27  2014-08-30 BiFrost
78  2014-08-30 tibber
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Sun  5:36am - 7:28pm
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πŸ”₯ 2019 Museum Fire12.4 mi**
πŸ”₯ 2010 Schultz Fire15.1k
πŸ”₯ 1977 Radio Fire4.8k
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The trail heads north, goes under some railroad tracks and heads west. It follows Wildcat Canyon and after several junctions and a gate, the trail reaches FR 510. From here it works its way north and west, and across a large open area. After reaching a road it follows it due west for a short distance and then continues northwest up to the Rio de Flag and a bridged crossing. Climbing out of this drainage the trail crosses numerous 2-track roads and then goes under Highway 89. A turn to the northeast and it reaches the junction to the Sandy Seep Trailhead. The route now follows the Sandy Seep Trail, connects with the Little Elden Trail, climbs up and around Little Elden Mountain and then reaches Schultz Pass Road and the Schultz Pass Trailhead.

Southern Trailhead
Interstate 40 - West of Cosnino Exit
Old Walnut Canyon Road Trailhead: From Flagstaff, take the Country Club Road (Exit 201) from I-40 and head south. Turn left at the Old Walnut Canyon Road (FR 303); the road will turn to dirt. The trailhead is about 4 miles east on the right (south) side of FR 303. There is room for horse trailers.
Canyon Vista Campground: From Flagstaff, drive southeast 6 miles on Lake Mary Road (Forest Highway 3). Turn left into Canyon Vista Campground. When the campground is open (May – October) parking is available for day users only. Follow Sandy’s Canyon Trail for 1.4 miles to its intersection with the AZT.

Northern Trailhead
Schultz Pass - Schultz Pass TH

To reach the starting point, drive on Interstate 17 (or I-40) to downtown Flagstaff, and drive north on Highway 180 (North Fort Valley Road). After you pass the Sechrist School on the right (east), continue 1.5 miles and then turn right (northeast) on Schultz Pass Road (FR 420). Follow this paved road 0.7 mile, turning left (north) at the fork in the road. Continue north for 3.9 miles to a small parking area on the right (south) side of Schultz Pass Road. The AZT can be found on the north side of Schultz Pass Road across from the parking area.

Added 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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