Coconino County, Arizona

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Top Photography Spots in and near Coconino County

  • Flagstaff, Arizona

    Hike the Wupatki Pueblo Trail

    5.0
    0.4 mi / 85 ft gain
    Start your hike from the visitor center and walk the path down to the different ruins. Take time to explore the ruins and admire the surrounding scenery. The path is rather uneven in certain places and require some caution.
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  • Flagstaff, Arizona

    SP Crater

    1.96 mi / 341 ft gain
    Off of the 89, just north of Flagstaff AZ, there is an unmarked dirt road just before a gas station. It leads out to privately owned land that's open to the public. Some friends and I went out there to get away from our day jobs. As we headed down the road, the land opened up in vast expanses of ...
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  • Flagstaff, Arizona

    Hike the Lava Flow Trail at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

    5.0
    1 mi
    Get started on the hike from the parking lot. The first quarter mile is paved and very easy to walk. The rest of the trail takes you to the base of the volcano through lava flows and tubes. This is an incredible landscape to take in along your hike.
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  • Flagstaff, Arizona

    Abineau-Bear Jaw Loop

    5.0
    7.04 mi / 2031 ft gain
    This trail is slightly more hidden on the northern slope of the San Francisco Peaks, but well worth the drive just outside of Flagstaff. Do it during the last week of September, when summer gives it’s last wave goodbye in a spectacle of electric yellow aspen groves. With the exception of occasion...
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  • Leupp, Arizona

    Grand Falls (CLOSED)

    4.3
    1.2 mi / 246 ft gain
    Grand Falls is closed indefinitely as of February 2023. Please visit leupp.navajochapters.org for more updates.  Grand Falls is located about 30 miles northeast of Flagstaff Arizona in Navajo Nation. Even though its only 30 miles from Flagstaff you’ll still have about an hour drive to the falls...
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  • Flagstaff, Arizona

    Trail Run in Lockett Meadow

    4.8
    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 t...
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  • Flagstaff, Arizona

    Camp in the Coconino National Forest

    3.8
    The free camping in the Coconino (as well as the many other national forests) is generally along the old Fire Roads, and old Forest Service Roads. You can tell if a road is one of these by a brown sign with an FS 123 or any other number, FS meaning Forest Service Road. There are many of these roa...
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  • Flagstaff, Arizona

    Winter Summit Humphreys Peak, Arizona

    8.4 mi / 3335 ft gain
    From Flagstaff, take US-180 west towards the Grand Canyon. Take US-180 for 7 miles until you reach Snow Bowl Rd. Turn right/N onto Snow Bowl Rd and take this for 7 miles as it winds its way up the mountain. If it has recently snowed you will need chains for 2 wheel drive vehicles or 4 wheel drive...
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  • Flagstaff, Arizona

    Hike the Aspen Nature Loop at Humphrey's Peak

    5.0
    1.8 mi / 300 ft gain
    This is a great hike that has amazing views at all times of the year. This trail might be closed for skiing season, but I am not sure. I went in October, just before Halloween and the weather was perfect. The leaves were changing and there was a nice brisk breeze. The short loop makes it accessib...
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  • Coconino County, Arizona

    Hike Aspen Corner to Bismark Lake on the Arizona Trail

    5.0
    7 mi / 500 ft gain
    I started this hike at 7:00am. It was a perfect time of day. The sky was clear and the air was cool. I chose this section of the Arizona National Scenic Trail because I heard it passes through beautiful prairie and stands of Ponderosa Pine and Aspen trees. The trail did not disappoint! I started...
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  • Flagstaff, Arizona

    Snowshoe at the Arizona Nordic Village

    2.5 mi
    To get to the Nordic Village from Flagstaff, just take the 180 North until you see the signs for the Nordic Village (on your right).Once at the Nordic Village, go inside the entrance building to buy your day pass ($10 for a snowshoeing day pass) and rent your gear.  Feel free to bring your own sn...
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  • Flagstaff, Arizona

    Bike along the San Francisco Peaks on Waterline Road

    4.0
    20 mi / 3000 ft gain
    Waterline Road is a closed service road that follows along the southern and eastern slopes of the San Francisco Peaks of Flagstaff, AZ. You will pass through several miles of charred ponderosa pine as well as expansive groves of aspen trees as you make your way to the Inner Basin.The road follows...
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  • Flagstaff, Arizona

    Explore Flagstaff's Lava River Cave

    4.1
    If you’re looking for a truly unique hiking experience in Arizona, look no further than the Lava River Cave, 14 miles northwest of Flagstaff. The longest lava tube in Arizona, the cave was formed approximately 700,000 years ago after a volcanic eruption in Hart Prairie. As the lava from the erupt...
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  • GRAND CANYON, Arizona

    Capturing the Monsoons in Grand Canyon NP

    5.0
    Being in the right place at the right time is the biggest challenge when attempting to photograph the monsoons at the Grand Canyon. Paying careful attention to the weather patterns throughout the day can help, but your best bet is to watch the clouds, pick a viewpoint, and take your chances. A fe...
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  • GRAND CANYON, Arizona

    Photograph Desert View Watchtower

    5.0
    Desert View Watchtower is a 70-foot high stone tower located on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Once you cross into the park through the east entrance look for the sign for Desert View, it's the first real lookout point in the park and there is plenty of parking.The tower was constructed in th...
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  • Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

    Photograph a Grand Canyon Sunset at the Desert View Watchtower

    5.0
    25 miles east of the Grand Canyon Visitor's Center is Desert View, here you will find the Desert View Watchtower and plenty of space to set up a tripod to photograph the sunset. Make sure to arrive early to get a good spot, even though this location is less trafficked compared to the Visitor's Ce...
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