Hike of the Week: Lamar Haines Memorial Wildlife Area

Mare CzinarOctober 4, 2023
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Lamar Haines Memorial Wildlife Area, Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff

This short and easy Flagstaff classic is packed with enough points of interest to bury the needle on the kid-pleasing meter. Stashed along the margins of this woodsy, 1.6-mile loop trail are springs, petroglyphs, brilliant fall foliage color and ruins of a homestead tucked into foothills that roll between 8,600 and 8,450 feet in elevation.

  • LENGTH: 1.6-mile loop
  • RATING: easy
  • ELEVATION: 8,600 – 8,800 feet
  • BEST SEASON: May – October
  • FACILITIES: none


  • From Flagstaff, go 7.5 miles north on U.S. 180 to milepost 223
  • turn right onto Snowbowl Road and drive 4.2 miles to the Lamar Haines Memorial Wildlife Area trailhead on the right.
  • Parking is very limited.