9129D to Alto Spring

4/5 (3 reviews)
Flagstaff, Arizona (Coconino County)
Last Updated: 05/28/2023

Trail Information


Hunting! This is the main reason you’ll be using FR 9129D. Alto Spring is a game hotspot​ (in wet years) and excellent hunting territory. During the Fall, the aspens turn golden. You’ll also find many prime campsites on side trails, with great views of the Peaks. If the snow flies early, this is a tremendous snow-wheeling road.

If you come at other times of the year, you’ll be able to hike, mountain bike, or snowshoe, and you’ll have the place entirely to yourself due to that locked gate. This is an excellent spot for a short overnight backpacking trip when the gate is closed during the summer.

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Trail Reviews

4/5 (3)
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.
Official Crew
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)
Official Crew
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...

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