Hart Prairie

Flagstaff, Arizona (Coconino County)

Last Updated: 10/14/2020
4.8 / 5 ( 6 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 10.04 miles
Highest Elevation: 8600 feet
Duration: About 45 minutes
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: North
Nearest Town: Flagstaff
Nearest Town w/ Services: Flagstaff
Official Road Name: 151
Management Agency: Coconino National Forest
District: Flagstaff Ranger District


Highlight: Hart Prairie
Part of the “around the peaks” loop, the eponymous Hart Prairie sits east of Fern Mountain at the midpoint of this drive and offers some of the best views and finest ecological beauty in the Flagstaff area. The road is also part of the “Hart Prairie Loop” mountain biking trail. This trail offers aspen groves, alpine meadows, springs, and a diversity of terrain and ecosystems. Fern Mountain offers a short and beautiful hike with sweeping views of the San Francisco Peaks.


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1. FR151 South End at US-180 (0 mi)
Turn right/north off US-180 at the FR151 Hart Prairie Road sign, cross the cattle guard and go through the gate. There is abundant camping starting 200 yards in.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Flagstaff, Arizona

Paralleling US-180 for about ten miles, this route begins about three miles northwest of Snowbowl Road on the fringe of Flagstaff. At the well-marked FR151 signage, turn right/north off US-180. You will see a seasonally closed gate and the pavement will end.



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Ben Ruddell

Mapping Crew - Arizona

Ben is an Engineering PhD and Civil Engineer living in Flagstaff with a family of seven. He grew up car camping in Michigan, and later in Southern Illinois. By way of Utah, Southeast Alaska, Michigan, Illinois, and for eight years in Phoenix, He now lives in Flagstaff, AZ and spends summers in Durango, CO. His favorite weekends are spent exploring a new trail or route, usually with the intent of scoring a nice day hike or short overnight car camp with his kids. He frequently finds that his maps are out of date or that roads are impassable without specialized equipment, and wants to create better information for himself and other enthusiasts in his backyard, the 4 corners region of AZ, CO, NM, an UT.
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