Elden Lookout Road

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Flagstaff, Arizona (Coconino County)
Last Updated: 12/01/2021

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Highlight: Elden Lookout Road
Elden Lookout Road winds steeply up the west flank of Mt Elden, the 9000-foot mountain around in which Flagstaff and Route 66 to the south wraps. From the peak, the views are excellent. It’s also a nice place for a picnic or hike if it’s not too windy. This route is short and sweet. The real highlight and reason most use this road is the collection of hiking trails and mountain biking singletracks that crisscross the mountain. The trails include Elden Trail, Sunset Trail, Brookbank Trail, Rocky Ridge Trail, Oldham Trail, and more. Mount Elden is a world-class mountain biking destination and a frequent host to professional mountain bike races. Unfortunately, in 2019 the Museum Fire burned much of this route. So it is now a monument to the damage of a forest fire and the catastrophic debris floods that can result. In 2019 the Museum Fire was the worst fire in the country at the time and attracted a large number of firebombers. The fire nearly burned into the City of Flagstaff. Check out the dramatic footage from news and video in June 2019.
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