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Dairy Springs Trail #48, AZ

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Distance One Way 0.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,208 feet
Elevation Gain 150 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 1
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8  2018-07-24
Mormon Mountain Trail #58
11  2018-03-01
Mormon Mountain Trail #58
30  2016-07-09
Anderson Mesa - AZT #30
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Preferred   May, Sep, Oct, Jun
Seasons   Spring to Autumn
Sun  7:33am - 5:39pm
2 Alternative
Nearby Area Water
Ledges Trail #138
Ledges Trail #138
same trailhead
1.0 mi
100 ft
Mormon Mountain Trail #58
Mormon Mountain Trail #58
same trailhead
6.0 mi
1,300 ft
Anderson Mesa - AZT #30
0.8 mi away
17.8 mi
703 ft
Lake View Trail #132
1.1 mi away
2.0 mi
200 ft
Overland Expo
Overland Expo
3.0 mi away
4.0 mi
Pinegrove Campground
5.4 mi away
Ashurst Lake
Ashurst Lake
6.5 mi away
3.2 mi
49 ft
Crystal Point Trail
7.6 mi away
1.2 mi
312 ft
Upper Lake Mary Narrows
7.7 mi away
Lakeview Connector Trail
7.8 mi away
1.0 mi
252 ft
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This short, self-guided nature trail is most popular with campers at Dairy Springs Campground. The trail winds through a forest of ponderosa pines interspersed with white firs and junipers that spreads across the lower slopes of 8,449 foot Mormon Mountain. Interpretive stations along the route enable hikers equipped with trail guides to learn more about the complex ecosystem that makes up the northern Arizona forest. They'll help you learn the names of all those trees, too. Trail guides are available, in season, from the campground host.

Dairy Springs Nature Trail is actually a spur off the longer Mormon Mountain Trail which leads to the top of the smallest of the major volcanoes in the San Francisco Peaks volcanic area.


    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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    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    Location: About 24 miles (45 minutes) southeast of Flagstaff, just west of Mormon Lake.

    Access: Drive south 20 miles from Flagstaff on Forest Highway 3 (Lake Mary Road) to the Forest Road 90 intersection. Turn west on FR 90 and drive 3.5 miles to the Montezuma Lodge turnoff. Drive 0.6 miles to the trailhead. All roads are paved and open year-round.
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