FR 164B Canyon Loop

/5 (6 reviews)
Flagstaff, Arizona (Coconino County)
Last Updated: 03/26/2019
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Canyon Loop, also known as FR164B, is a good place to camp, 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 *much* 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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Trail Reviews

0/5 (6 reviews)
Ben Ruddell
Official Crew
10100
Status: Open
Visited: 07/11/2018

Reopened today. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/coconino/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD586542
Ben Ruddell
Official Crew
10100
Status: Temporary Closure
Visited: 05/25/2018

The Coconino National Forest has closed most of the forest due to Stage 3 fire restrictions. This includes FR164B! https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/coconino/alerts-notices/?cid=stelprdb5339811
Ben Ruddell
Official Crew
10100
Status: Open
Visited: 04/26/2018

Ranger District reports the road is open as of late March, which is very early. Everything is dry here. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/coconino/alerts-notices/?cid=stelprdb5339811
Ben Ruddell
Official Crew
10100
Status: Seasonal Closure
Visited: 01/13/2018

The Coconino National Forest's Flagstaff Ranger District's policy is to close gates the night before the first snow. This was January 9th, 2018- very late this year. Because Canyon Loop doesn't have gates, you may still find the road passable during the winter- but it will be wet or snowy. It is not a high elevation road.
Ben Ruddell
Official Crew
10100
Status: Seasonal Closure
Visited: 01/09/2018

The Coconino National Forest's Flagstaff Ranger District's policy is to close gates the night before the first snow. This was January 9th, 2018- very late this year. Because Canyon Loop doesn't have gates, you may still find the road passable during the winter- but it will be wet or snowy.

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