FR 305

full-aa Icon
3/5 (4 reviews)
Mormon Lake, Arizona (Coconino County)
Last Updated: 01/05/2023

Every trail guide in full detail for $0.80/week*

Get the FR 305 trail guide with:
  • 10 waypoints
  • 32 photos
  • 1 trail concerns
  • 4 community trail reviews with the latest trail conditions
  • 1 video
  • And much more!
Check out a nearby All-Access Preview trail guide:
*Billed annually at $39.99/year
Hero: FR 305
small-aa Icon

This area isn't called Happy Jack for no reason. It's difficult to be anything but happy and relaxed as you drive through this wonderful placid landscape or sit in camp listening to the wind's song in the tops of the old-growth Ponderosa Pines. Abert's squirrels scamper up and down the trees as elk bugle in the evenings. Be sure to look up as you wind along the trail. On one curve, you can catch a brief glimpse of the Discovery Channel Telescope. The stark white dome set on its hilltop seems otherworldly. Operated by the Lowell Observatory, the name comes from a large donation from the television channel. First operational in 2015, tours can be arranged.

Start a free trial and get this level of detail on every trail guide
Start Free Trial