Added by Moe Lauchert
Multiple views of the San Francisco PeaksScenicSolitudeEasily accessible hikingGreat trail runningCampingNo feesClose driving distance to downtown Flagstaff
6.6 miles west of downtown Flagstaff off the I-40 West is the A1 Mountain Road. Continue over the cattle guards and enter into the A1 Mountain Area—perfect for hiking, camping, and trail running.
The main road is well established for a dirt road, and many of the hiking trails branch off from it. There are amazing views of The San Francisco Peaks from almost any of the medium hills, which are accessible off the main road. A car with AWD or 4WD is preferable, but a normal non-off road car can make the drive.
If camping, check for fire bans and be sure not to wander onto private property.
- Shells or warm mid-layers
- Bug repellant (in the summer and spring)
Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.
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