9129D to Alto Spring

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4.2/5 (6 reviews)
Flagstaff, Arizona (Coconino County)
Last Updated: 12/31/2023
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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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4.2/5 (6)
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Seasonal Closure
Rated 4/5
Visited: 12/31/2023

Closed per signage.
Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/09/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

One of the few trails on this side of the peaks that’s actually open. If you have a vehicle with 4 low and decent ground clearance you can use this trail as a shortcut to Lockett Meadow since the main road is closed. The trail has a few spots that are rutted out. Would not recommend for a Subaru or similar Jeep crossover.
Trail Review: 9129D to Alto Spring - Richard Cwynar
Trail Review: 9129D to Alto Spring - Richard Cwynar
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 09/12/2023

Open.
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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.
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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)

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