Woody Mountain Road

Kachina Village, Arizona (Coconino County)

Last Updated: 04/23/2020
3.7 / 5 ( 3 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 7.22 miles
Highest Elevation: 7270 feet
Duration: About 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: South
Nearest Town: Kachina Village
Nearest Town w/ Services: Flagstaff
Official Road Name: CO 231
Management Agency: Coconino County


Highlight: Woody Mountain Road
This is not an especially interesting road in itself, but the places it will take you are very interesting. At the north end, you'll be in Flagstaff near I-40 and Route 66. As you head south you can see a radio tower, The Arboretum at Flagstaff, Northern Arizona University Centennial Forest, Rogers Lake, and finally, be approaching Mill Park to the south. Dispersed Camping areas can be found further south, including on top of the Mogollon Rim. There are also a lot of other connecting forest roads and trails that give you access to a lot of great places to enjoy the Coconino National Forest.


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1. Woody Mountain Seasonal Gate (0 mi)
While not the northern-most spot-on Woody Mountain Road, this is where the dirt starts.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Flagstaff, Arizona

This gravel road can be accessed from almost anywhere in the middle-western portion of Coconino National Forest. The closest trailhead to Flagstaff is near I-40 as Woody Mountain Road. You can access it from Route 66 where the paved portion of Woody Mountain Road is right next to the Woody Mountain Campground and RV Park. Head south from here until you see the seasonally closed gate where it turns to dirt. It can also be reached from Highway 89A by taking FR 535 west, and optionally connecting to FR 536 going past Fry Lake.


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Trail Reviews (3)

Questions & Answers (1)

Q: Can the downloaded GXP of the trail be placed as an over lay on a GPS application? I cannot open the GXP after downloading.
–Philip Bucoy (07/31/2018)
–Tracy Barker (08/04/2018)

Writer Information

S.J. Hollist

Mapping Crew - Arizona and Florida

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