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Arizona Trail
FUTS logoAbout the Trail
A part of the Arizona Trail, an 800-mile trail that crosses Arizona from Mexico to Utah, and the only passage through an urban area. The southern end of the trail follows a rolling alignment through the Ponderosa pine forests south of Flagstaff. This section is less developed than other FUTS trails; it is only four to six feet in width and can be rocky in spots. Through the middle of town, from Interstate 40 to Route 66, the trail is paved and generally follows along streets. A bicycle and pedestrian underpass at Butler Avenue conveys trail users through a busy intersection.

The north end of the trail hugs the east rim of McMillan Mesa and provides great views all around. The trail crosses Cedar Avenue on the Matt Kelly Urban Trail Bridge, then continues north through the heart of Buffalo Park. North and south of Flagstaff the Arizona Trail continues on single-track trails on Coconino National Forest land. Visit the Arizona Trail Association website for more information.

Endpoints
Fisher Point Trail (USFS) to Oldham Trail (USFS)

Length
4.8 mi | 7.7 km

Surface
Concrete: 15 percent of the trail (0.7 mi | 1.1 km)
Asphalt: 7 percent of the trail (0.3 mi | 0.5 km)
Aggregate: 78 percent of the trail (3.6 mi | 5.8 km)

Grades
Easy grades: 00 percent of the trail has grades of less than 5 percent
Moderate grades: 00 percent of the trail has grades between 5 and 10 percent (000 ft | 000 m)
Steep grades: 00 percent of the trail has grades between 10 and 15 percent (000 ft | 000 m)
Very steep grades: 00 percent of the trail has grades of more than 15 percent (000 ft | 000 m)
Maximum grade: 4 percent

Elevation
Low point: 6800 ft | 2073 m
High point: 7150 ft | 2179 m
Elevation range: 350 ft | 107 m
Cumulative elevation gain/loss: 000 ft | 000 m

Along the Way

Intersecting Trails

Future Plans
Planning is underway for completion of the missing segment of the Arizona Trail between Route 66 and the top of McMillan Mesa; click here for more information.

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