Fry Canyon Trail

3.7/5 (5 reviews)
Kachina Village, Arizona (Coconino County)
Last Updated: 01/06/2023
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Trail Information


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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Trail Reviews

3.7/5 (5 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 11/28/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

gate from 89A was open over thanksgiving weekend. lots of great dispersed camping sites. road is a bit rocky and rutted from the 17 freeway. overall a great place to get away that is freeway close but far enough away from the crowds. there were a few people camping over the holiday break, but for the most part, there were a lot of open areas to have some privacy (much better than any developed campground!) Also lots of places for some larger RV's
Trail Review: Fry Canyon Trail - paul bailey
Trail Review: Fry Canyon Trail - paul bailey
Status: Seasonal Closure
Visited: 02/21/2022

Gate from 89A is locked.
Cody & Trista Pietro
Official Crew
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 08/17/2021

Took this trail as a connector from highway 89 to the 17. STUNNING views all over. Large meadows are perfect for viewing wildlife. There are lots of dispersed camp sites along the trail on the side of the trail closer to highway 89. The sites looked great and relatively flat. Creek crossings were dry despite the monsoon season in full swing up there. No issues with mud. Definitely utilize this trail to cut time between the 89 and the 17, it’s well worth your time.
Trail Review: Fry Canyon Trail - Cody & Trista Pietro
Wade May
Official Crew
Status: Open
Visited: 07/09/2021

Coconino National Forest has lifted the Stage 3 closures. Trails are now open.
Status: Open
Rated 3/5
Visited: 10/12/2019

Neat little trail, good for a beginner. trail could be slippery in the rain or having just rained. Its always pretty in the trees south of Flagstaff. Nothing really to report regarding trail conditions. Way points and information are spot on.

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