Fry Canyon Trail

Kachina Village, Arizona (Coconino County)

Last Updated: 08/17/2021
3.5 / 5 ( 4 reviews )
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Highlights

Highlight: Fry Canyon Trail
Situated in the vast ponderosa pine woodlands of the Coconino National Forest, Fry Canyon Trail offers peaceful serenity only minutes from downtown Flagstaff. The numerous designated shady campsites on the western end of the trail make excellent base camps for exploring the area while still providing easy access to all the services found in Flagstaff. The high country abounds with elk, deer, and wild turkey, often seen when hiking one of the many area trails. The road's namesake, Fry Canyon, is a favorite with the canyoneering and climbing crowd. Beautiful red rock Sedona is just a 30-minute drive south through the scenic Oak Creek Canyon. There's plenty of forest roads to explore through the high country pinelands and wide-open prairies. There are even a few gnarly trails to provide some offroading challenges for those so inclined. Whatever you are looking for, it isn't far away from the Fry Canyon Trail.

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Waypoints

1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The trailhead is located on the west side of Exit 333, situated between the convenience store and the southbound on-ramp. The first section of the trail is on an abandoned asphalt surface with plenty of potholes.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Flagstaff

Drive south approximately 6 miles on I-17 and take Exit 333. The trailhead is wedged between the convenience store and the exit's southbound on-ramp on the west side. To access the western trailhead from Flagstaff, drive south on Highway 89A approximately 11 miles. The trailhead will be on the left.

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Wade May


Hi! I'm Wade. After 43 years as a pilot, split evenly between flying fighters for the Air Force and Boeing 737s for the airlines, my feet are firmly planted on the ground. Seems I spent a lot of my flying time looking out the cockpit window thinking, "Yep, I could drive that trail." My trips range from a few days to a month. Most are solo in my silver 4Runner named Bullit. We range over all the southwest exploring remote places and trying to get as much dirt under the wheels as possible. Occasionally I get in some hiking, backpacking, and bushcraft as well. My most ambitious Overlanding plans include a trip to Tuktoyaktuk and Dead Horse when travel restrictions permit. Sharing my experiences as a member of the Trails Offroad crew, instructing at Overland Expo, and hosting the Gaia GPS Offroad podcast are true pleasures. Hope to see you on the trail soon.
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