Mount Elden Loop Hike (Flagstaff)

Date: 
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Leaders: 
Dan Rothman - (480-773-5197 cell)
Rating: 
A- LENGTH: 12 mi ELEV GAIN: 3000 ft PACE: Medium

Call hike leader for meeting time and location no later than Thursday, July 25th. Some of us may wish to drive up and spend Friday night in Flagstaff before the hike.

The hike starts with a steep 3-mile ascent to Mt. Elden Lookout, with beautiful views of Mt. Humphreys and the entire Flagstaff area and beyond. We’ll then continue our counter-clockwise loop hike around the Mountain on a series of excellent, generally low-gradient downhill trails through lush forests of pine and aspen. The last section of the hike, on the south side of the Mountain, will take us back to our cars via the Pipeline and Forces of Nature Trails. There are some exposed sections, so be sure to bring your sunscreen, plenty of water, sturdy hiking boots and rain gear. Hike will be canceled in case of rain. Cost to non-members is $5.