Hike the Little Elden Trail to Schultz Tank in Flagstaff

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FORESTED FOOTHILLS

The Little Elden Trail is one of the best-loved trails in the Mount Elden-Dry Lakes Hills area of Flagstaff. The route, which is also part of the state-traversing Arizona Trail, passes through forest and sunny meadows before ending at scenic Schultz Tank.

Getting There: In Flagstaff, go north on U.S. 89 to Forest Road 556 (Elden Spring Road, just past milepost 429), turn left and continue 2.4 miles to the Little Elden trailhead on the right. The hike begins at the trailhead kiosk.

Length: 5.6 miles out and back

Rating: moderate

Kid Friendly: NO

Pet Friendly: YES

Elevation: 7,320-8,000 feet

Best Season: May-October

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Photo credit Mare Czinar/PHOENIX