Fry Canyon Trail

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3.7/5 (11 reviews)
Kachina Village, Arizona (Coconino County)
Last Updated: 02/05/2024
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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 are plenty of forest roads to explore through the high country pinelands and wide-open prairies. There are even a few gnarly trails to provide 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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3.7/5 (11)
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63450
Temporary Closure
Visited: 02/05/2024

USFS lists this route as temporarily closed.
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14950
Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 12/28/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Ran this trail to cut from I-17 to 89 on Thursday. It's open, dry, and in good condition.
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 08/17/2023

A quick drive through the area. The trail is open, and the trail guide remains accurate.
Trail Review: Fry Canyon Trail - Wade May
Trail Review: Fry Canyon Trail - Wade May
Open
Rated 3/5
Visited: 07/22/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Short but sweet. Definitely a popular area to camp (where designated). LNT definitely isn’t a common practice for many who have previously visited. Cleaned up my area upon arrival, unfortunately I don’t have as many trash bags as the rest would require. Come prepared…. 🤔
Seasonal Closure
Visited: 05/05/2023

So this trail and a few more listed in this area are closed. It stated Seasonal Closure I have never seen so few trails open in this area before. I don't know why but a lot of trails are closed around Flagstaff. Good luck.

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