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Red Mountain Trail #159

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 4.3 (4)

Easy 2.8-mile out-and-back trail that ends with spectacular views of a cinder cone

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1.4

Miles

2.3

KM

Point to Point

7,078' 2,157 m

High

6,762' 2,061 m

Low

321' 98 m

Up

5' 1 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

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Family Friendly This quick and generally flat trail is fairly easy to navigate for all.

Description

The trail begins at a dirt parking lot about a quarter mile off highway 180. The first mile follows a gradually inclined, wide path among juniper and piñon. Occasional signs mark the correct path. You then scale a six foot wooden ladder and follow a dry stream bed alongside a hill of dark volcanic mineral crystals into the amphitheater of the cinder cone, surrounded by hoodoos. Return by the same path.

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  4.3 from 4 votes

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#257

in Arizona

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Volcanic cinder formations at Red Mountain
May 11, 2018 near Parks, AZ
Hoodoos at the end of Red Mountain Trail
May 11, 2018 near Parks, AZ
When you get to the wooden ladder, you got to the best part! It is like walking thru some sort of worm hole that takes you to another planet. Super cool landscape. Before this end part it is okay, but mostly boring. The end is amazing and 100% worth it!
Apr 21, 2019 near Parks, AZ

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Jul 15, 2019
Wes Williams
TH 1.5mi — 3h 00m
Sep 2, 2018
Ben Bacome
3mi
Aug 2, 2018
Katie Mini
Saw a bull very close up! Watch for them in the wooded beginning of the hike. The best part is the rock climbing that even beginners could do. 1.4mi
Jul 5, 2017
Michelle F
Oct 7, 2016
Rock On