FR 164B Canyon Loop

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3.3/5 (10 reviews)
Flagstaff, Arizona (Coconino County)
Last Updated: 12/31/2023
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Canyon Loop, FR 164B, is a good place for dispersed trailer camping, and a good place to do some forest restoration tourism. This dirt road, while rough, offers abundant dispersed camping for your RV, trailer, or out of your car, without crowding or fees. The setting is the beautiful Ponderosa Pine forest of the Coconino National Forest. The forest is undergoing restoration under the Fort Valley Restoration Project, and you will have a chance to see your tax dollars at work improving the health of this once-overgrown forest. It's not the most choice camping destination in Flagstaff, but it is free, uncrowded, conveniently located by Snowbowl, and easily accessible. And if you're feeling adventurous, this is a great way to cut the corner from US-180 to Snowbowl Road, adding half an hour of time but making the drive more interesting. As a bonus, you'll have access to the Fort Valley Trail and the Moto Trail, which are good places to mountain bike and which connect with the Arizona Trail.


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3.3/5 (10)
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Seasonal Closure
Rated 3/5
Visited: 12/31/2023

Seasonal closure. Will likely be open spring 2024 because logging and fire operations are finished as of fall 2023.
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Seasonal Closure
Visited: 12/30/2023

Closed per USFS
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 08/19/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Beautiful northern Arizona sight seeing trail. Trees were amazing. Road was rockier than expected and in need of repair. Definitely spots that were not passible by non 4wd vehicles with 8" ground clearance after waypoint 2. I could see where if this was muddy, it would be easy to get stuck. Bring recovery gear just in case. Otherwise, it's a straight through with paved road access at both ends. Close to town, so emergency help is close by, however between waypoint 2 and 6, there was no cell signal for T-Mobile.
Trail Review: FR 164B Canyon Loop - Randy Melder
Trail Review: FR 164B Canyon Loop - Randy Melder
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Rated 3/5
Visited: 05/28/2023

Opened as of Memorial Day Weekend 2023. Muddy.
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Visited: 07/11/2018

Reopened today. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/coconino/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD586542

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