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Inner Basin Trail

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A moderate hike with beautiful views in a lovely aspen forest.


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Map Key

4.3

Miles

6.9

KM

Point to Point

10,951' 3,338 m

High

8,665' 2,641 m

Low

2,286' 697 m

Up

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Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

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Description

The Inner Basin Trail #29 begins at Lockett Meadow then follows a primitive road into the mountains now quiet Inner Basin. Trail #29 connects to the Weatherford Trail in 3.9 miles and leads into the Inner Basin on the eastern slopes of the San Francisco Peaks. The elevation range is 8,600-10,500 feet. The trail is within the Kachina Peaks Wilderness on the San Francisco Peaks. Recommended season of use is June through mid-September.

Flora & Fauna

The Inner Basin contains a luxuriant sub-alpine environment and the Inner Basin Trail passes through a variety of striking and fascinating vegetation including extensive stands of: quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides), ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) and Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii). Many shrubs grow in the area including willow (Salix scouleriana), gooseberry (Ribes pinetorum) and mountain snowberry (Symphoricarpos oreophilus). Delightful native wildflowers such as the silvery lupine (Lupinus argenteus), Richardson’s geranium (Geranium richardsonii), firecracker penstemon (Penstemon eatonii) mountain monardella (Monardella odoratissima), heartleaf arnica (Arnica cordifolia), and red baneberry (Actaea rubra) may be seen along the trail.

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Tom Robson

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  4.4 from 20 votes

#316

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#19

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Amazing aspen forest in the Inner Basin
Aug 23, 2015 near Flagstaff, AZ
Lockett Meadows
Sep 19, 2017 near Flagstaff, AZ

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Sep 19, 2020
Kim Brossman
Jun 19, 2020
hdjohnson
Shady hike through an aspen grove 3.2mi
Oct 21, 2019
Braxton Cox
Beautiful in fall with yellow Aspen leaves at begiinig of hike. Reach almost 11,000 feet at end of trail. 10mi
Oct 6, 2019
A. Sionna
Sep 23, 2019
Rev Brandon J
Aug 22, 2019
Ale Grajal
5mi
Jun 16, 2019
Rock On
Nov 12, 2018
Paris Hoffman
3 people!! 5mi