FR 535

Kachina Village, Arizona (Coconino County)

Last Updated: 05/22/2022
4.7 / 5 ( 6 reviews )
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Status:
Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 10.39 miles
Highest Elevation: 7320 feet
Duration: About 1 hour
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Kachina Village
Nearest Town w/ Services: Flagstaff
Official Road Name: 535
Management Agency: Coconino National Forest
District: Flagstaff Ranger District

Highlights

Highlight: FR 535
If your looking for a good way to get up on top of the Mogollon Rim to camp in the Ponderosa Pines, you've come to the right place. This dirt road will connect you with a plethora of camping spots and plenty of excellent places to explore; especially if you want to spend a weekend overlooking the Red Rock of northern Verde Valley, this trail is an excellent start to get you on your way there.

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Route Information

Technical Rating

( EASY - MODERATE )

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Waypoints

1. 89A Intersection (0 mi)
You'll head west from 89A at this intersection. The shoulder can get overgrown sometimes causing it to be difficult to spot until you're right on top of it.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Flagstaff, Arizona or Sedona, Arizona

Take 89A north about sixteen miles from Sedona, or south about ten miles from Flagstaff. You can also take Woody Mountain Road from Route 66 south to East Pocket Road to find the western end of this trail (see waypoint 15).

Camping

Dispersed

Trail Reviews (9)

Questions & Answers (1)

Q: I have been told that taking FR 535 to FR 636 turnoff leads to nice RV campsites. Any feedback on that? Any other spots nearby?
–Christopher Jensen (10/09/2017)
–S.J. Hollist (10/09/2017)

Writer Information

S.J. Hollist

Mapping Crew - Arizona and Florida

I've been writing for TrailsOffroad since August 2015. Before that, I had been off-road in places like central and northern Utah, east and west Texas, and central and northern Arizona. I've even driven off-road on an island in the Caribbean (the one time I've driven a Jeep off-road). I joined TrailsOffroad because it combines my three favorite hobbies: Off-roading obviously; I've also been blogging for most of my life - even before it was done on the internet (ever heard of a dial-up BBS?) - and even wrote a political column for a now-extinct website for a few years; I also have experience with building websites and promoting on social media. These experiences made writing for Trails Offroad a good fit for me, and I've been enjoying it very much. When I'm not working at my IT job, or playing with my kids, I go on runs with a group of people who like to collaborate. I also run my own online marketing and web content company The Rotisory Foundation (named after a BBS I used to run back in High School and College before the Internet became overwhelmingly popular). I'm a big Toyota fan. I've owned two 4x4 Tacomas, an older 4x4 Toyota pickup, and I'm now on my second FJ Cruiser (the first was a TRD SE 6 speed, that I got rid of after my twins were born). You can learn more about my adventures at For individual use only, not to be shared.