Cottonwood, Arizona

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Top Hiking Spots in and near Cottonwood

  • Sedona, Arizona

    Hike up Cookstove Trail

    1.6 mi / 800 ft gain
    Either a compliment to a night spent at the Pine Flat Campground or a quick day hike to top of your Sedona/Oak Creek adventure, this short hike will give you an alternative, but comparatively gorgeous view of the Sedona Area.This trail starts just north of Pine Flat Campground near milepost 387 a...
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  • Prescott, Arizona

    Camp at Watson Lake in Prescott

    3.0
    Camping sites are only available in the summer months but the park is explorable year round! Watson Lake is a very unique place, in a state primarily made up of sandstone lies a lake surrounded by uniquely shaped Granite Boulders, excellent for hiking, rock climbing and photographing! Be sure to ...
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  • Prescott, Arizona

    Watson Lake and Flume Trail Loop

    4.63 mi / 381 ft gain
    The Watson Lake and Flume Trail is a 4.5 mile loop hike that takes you next to Watson Lake near Prescott, AZ. This trail also makes for a great workout if you throw on your running shoes. Keep in mind there is no shade, so pack water and sunscreen accordingly.  Thinking about getting on the wate...
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  • Prescott, Arizona

    Hike Lynx Lake

    4.8
    3.52 mi / 182 ft gain
    Starting at the parking lot, you will have to pay your dues prior to beginning your hike. You will immediately be met with fresh air and refreshing summer temperatures. A short decent down will lead you to the first trail marker, which the 55-acre lake becomes the centerpiece of your view. At thi...
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  • Mayer, Arizona

    Verde Rim Loop Trail

    14.32 mi / 2631 ft gain
    Verde Rim Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Camp Verde, Arizona.
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  • Flagstaff, Arizona

    Hike the Two-Spot Loop Trail

    2.5 mi / 100 ft gain
    This loop trail has two different starting points. You can start at the south end of Rogers Lake (which is what I did) or the north end. I hike in a clockwise direction. This is recommended if you are hiking in the late afternoon as I did. The sun will be at your back during the section that has ...
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  • Flagstaff, Arizona

    Camp at Red Rock

    4.8
    Starting from Downtown Flagstaff we headed west. After making a left turn on Woody Mountain Road, we continued for 22 miles. Woody Mountain Road then becomes Forest Road 231. Continue on FS 231 until you find a killer spot to pitch it! Make sure to be wary of elk herds crossing the roads.We made ...
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  • Pine, Arizona

    Fossil Creek Falls

    4.8
    2.42 mi / 328 ft gain
    The journey is definitely worth it! Don't let the description discourage you from visiting here. This is simply to help you be prepared so that you can enjoy this wonderful place as safely as possible! Fossil Creek Rd can only be accessed from Camp Verde via FH 9 (Hwy 260) and FR 708 due to road...
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  • Yavapai County, Arizona

    Verde Hot Springs

    3.3
    2.46 mi / 118 ft gain
    The pools at the Verde Hot springs are the remnants from an old resort built in the 1920's.  The resort was a once thriving tourist attraction and also rumored to be one of Al Capone's hideouts.  In the 1960's a fire destroyed the resort only leaving behind the foundation and the thermal pools al...
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  • Flagstaff, Arizona

    Hike the Soldier's Trail

    5.0
    5.6 mi / 300 ft gain
    This trail was named in honor of the military troops that trained here during World War II. Keep in mind, this loop trail is at 7000 feet, so if you are driving up from Phoenix or even Sedona, you may feel a little winded.  However, there is no serious climbs on this hike so you may feel no diffe...
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  • Pine, Arizona

    Bob Bear Trail

    5.0
    8.58 mi / 1650 ft gain
    The Bob Bear Trail (formerly Fossil Springs Trail) is a 8.3 mile out-and-back hike that takes you through a challenging, exposed trail to a waterfall in Tonto NF near Pine, AZ. Make sure you bring plenty of water for this hike 2-3L per person and give yourself ample time to get out and back. This...
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  • Prescott, Arizona

    Giant Alligator Juniper Trail

    4.69 mi / 495 ft gain
    Giant Alligator Juniper Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Prescott, Arizona.
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  • Black Canyon City, Arizona

    Hike the Badger Spring Wash Trail

    3.5
    4 mi
    Badger Spring Wash is a dry stream bed most of the year. This trail starts from the Badger Spring Trailhead just off Route 17 north from Phoenix. The trail follows the stream bed, sometimes in or along side for 1.5 miles. At about one mile, you reach the spring and a good amount of water which is...
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  • Black Canyon City, Arizona

    Badger Springs Wash Trail

    5.0
    1.48 mi / 98 ft gain
    Badger Springs Wash Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Cordes Junction, Arizona.
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  • Flagstaff, Arizona

    Camp at Pine Grove Campground

    Pine Grove Campground in Flagstaff Arizona is a hidden gem. Upper and Lower Lake Mary, Ashurst, Marshall and Kinnikinick lakes are nearby and can provide ample recreational activities.The campsites are clean and have all the luxurious amenities (Coin-operated showers, tables, fire rings and cooki...
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  • Black Canyon City, Arizona

    Richinbar Mine and Pueblo Trail

    5.0
    2.36 mi / 92 ft gain
    Richinbar Mine and Pueblo Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Crown King, Arizona.
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