Schultz Pass

4.6/5 (14 reviews)
Flagstaff, Arizona (Coconino County)
Last Updated: 05/28/2023

Trail Information


The heavily used western portion of the road over Schultz Pass is a scenic and easy trip up from town to the cool pines between Mount Elden and the San Francisco Peaks. This is your ticket to the top of the excellent Schultz Creek mountain biking trail, and to the trailheads of Sunset Trail, Kachina Trail, and Weatherford Trail, three of the best hikes in alpine Arizona. The dispersed camping is also excellent, although limited to a few locations. Since 2010 the less-used eastern half of the road over Schultz Pass has become a world-class tour in the effects of devastating forest fires and in the work required to restore a landscape after these hot all-consuming blazes.

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Trail Reviews

4.6/5 (14)
Official Crew
Temporary Closure
Rated 4/5
Visited: 05/28/2023

Still closed as of Memorial Day weekend 2023, due more to the fire damage and debris flows than snowpack.
Official Crew
Seasonal Closure
Visited: 12/01/2021

Closed for the season! See you in 2022!
Official Crew
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/23/2020

Opens and dry. A statewide fire ban is in effect.
Rated 3/5
Visited: 06/01/2020

The trail was in good shape on the beginning and the end. The middle got a bit rough (locations 5 to 9). I'd think twice if your doing this is a car. My feeling is the middle section needs a higher clearance vehicle. A few camping spots. The bottom of the trail was easy but it was crowded. There are a lot of hiking and mountain biking trails on the lower half.
Official Crew
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/15/2020

Open and dry, lots of camping going on in the lower areas.

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