9129D to Alto Spring

4/5 (3 reviews)
Flagstaff, Arizona (Coconino County)
Last Updated: 11/08/2019
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Highlights

Hunting! This is the main reason you’ll be using this road, during hunting season Sep-Dec, you’ll find good fall colors in October-ish. Alto Spring is a game hotspot​ and great hunting territory. You’ll also find lots of prime campsites, some with great views of the Peaks. You won’t want to use the road for anything but hunter-orange activities during that season. If you come at other times of the year, you’ll be able to hike or mountain bike (or snowshoe) up the road from FR418, and you’ll have the place entirely to yourself due to that locked gate. This is a great spot for a short overnight backpacking trip.

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Trail Reviews

4/5 (3 reviews)
Tom
15000
Status: Open
Rated 3/5
Visited: 11/08/2019

Yep, the spring was dry or hiding from us. The road was fun 'cuz we ran it with Taylor. My rig is a 2018 Rubicon - mild 2.5" lift with 35" tires - and handled the tail well. But, it was amazing to watch Taylor running the road with his 1995 TJ on "miniature" tires. His enjoyment per unit of cost was way better than mine.
Ben Ruddell
Official Crew
9950
Status: Open
Visited: 11/08/2019

The spring is down in a gulley near the end of the road- but doesn't flow at all times of year (or in all years)
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/08/2019

Decided to run this trail while making the whole loop around the mountains and was glad I did! The trail lived up to its 3-3 rating with plenty of rocks and ruts to keep you on your feet but nothing that posed a serious issue for my non-lifted Jeep Wrangler YJ on 31s. Also, wasn't able to find said spring at the top...
Trail Review: 9129D to Alto Spring - Taylor Kempkes

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