Hike and Camp at Arizona's A1 Mountain

Rate this Adventure Arizona A 1 Mountain

Added by Moe Lauchert

  • Multiple views of the San Francisco Peaks
  • Scenic
  • Solitude
  • Easily accessible hiking
  • Great trail running
  • Camping
  • No fees
  • Close 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.

Pack List

  • Tent
  • Backpack
  • Hydration
  • Food
  • Shells or warm mid-layers
  • Sunglasses
  • Bug repellant (in the summer and spring)
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Camping, Chillin, Photography, Running

Skill Level:



Year Round


Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Picnic Area

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Added by Moe Lauchert

Always eager to learn new skills and share my passion for the outdoors; I see every job as a window for self growth. I believe in the idea that every experience affects our worldview and who we become at our core. I value discovery, community and hearing other peoples stories. Whether its climbing, diving, camping, hiking or just sharing a meal; there is always an opportunity to serve others and create the connection that is essential to the human spirit. Photography is a way for me to share in those experiences with others, and teaching; a passage to impart that knowledge or receive new insight.

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