Trail Running in Lockett Meadow

Arizona Lockett Meadow

Added by Moe Lauchert

  • Plenty of solitude
  • Great opportunity for altitude training
  • Well established/marked trails
  • Camping close to trailhead
  • No fees
Getting There

North of Flagstaff on the 89A, take a left turn directly after a sign for Sunset Crater. This road winds up a well-developed path; when it ends, turn right. After the road banks left, take a right at the next fork and continue on the dirt road up a single lane path until you enter the Lockett Meadow campground. Be sure to drive carefully and slowly, as other vehicles will be leaving Lockett Meadow on the same one-lane road. Park in the free day-use area and get ready to run!

The Trail

Walk through the campground and look for the Inner Basin Trailhead. The trail is well marked and well kept but the roots are allowed to grow and the rocks in the beginning of the path create constant obstacles. After about a mile, the trail smooths out. The Inner Basin Trail will eventually intersect with the Weatherford Trail which then leads to Humphrey's Peak, the tallest point in Arizona at 12,637 feet.

Pack List

  • Running shoes
  • Hydration
  • Appropriate attire
  • Car with 4WD or AWD
  • Camping/hiking gear if applicable
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Fitness, Photography, Running

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Spring, Summer, Autumn



Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Picnic Area

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about 1 year ago

Flagstaff Gem

I just completed this hike with my wife and did a complete write up with pictures for anyone interested. !

about 1 year ago

about 1 year ago

Beautiful Flagstaff gem - one of the best places to see the leaves changing in the fall.

about 1 year ago

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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