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Rocky Ridge Trail #153, AZ

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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 2 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7 feet
Elevation Gain 244 feet
Accumulated Gain 310 feet
Avg Time One Way 1 - 2 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 3.03
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Preferred   Jul, Jun, Aug, Sep
Seasons   Late Spring to Late Autumn
Sun  5:34am - 7:32pm
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9 Alternative
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🔥 2019 Museum Fire12.4 mi**

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This rocky path over rolling terrain leads through a forest of Ponderosa Pines interspersed with stunted Gambel Oaks and gnarled Alligator Junipers. Also found on this arid south slope of the Dry Lake Hills are several hardy shrubs and ground-hugging desert plants. Among these are Cliff-Rose, Banana Yucca, and prickly pear cactus. Combined, they add a bit of desert ambience to the surroundings. In season, colorful wildflowers add a splash of brightness to the rocky slopes. From mid-spring to late summer along the trailside, you'll see a number of varieties of paintbrush, a creamy yellow flower called Butter and Eggs, and lots of bright red penstemon.

Though this trail is quite close to town, evidence of wildlife is none the less common. Coyote and elk tracks are frequently mixed in with tracks of joggers, hikers, and mountain bikers. In mid-summer, the sweet notes of the area's resident songbird, the Hermit Thrush echo through the forest. As the trail roller coasters over the shallow dry washes that crease the Dry Lake Hills' lower slopes, it offers good views of Flagstaff and its western suburbs. The upper reaches of Oak Creek and Sycamore Canyons are visible in the background. So is Mormon Mountain.

Rocky Ridge Trail provides a convenient connecting route between Schultz Creek Trail#152 and the Oldham Brookbank trails.


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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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Paved - Car Okay

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Location: Just north of Flagstaff off US 180

Access: Drive north from Flagstaff 2 miles on US 180 to FR 420 (Schultz Pass Road). Turn east and follow FR 420 about a mile to a gate and cattle guard. Turn right down over the hill toward Schultz Creek and park. The trailhead is marked with a sign near the creekbed.
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