Mount Elden Trail System Mountain Biking

North of Flagstaff, the Mount Elden and Dry Lake Hills area is home of a magnificent mountain bike trail system on the northern outskirts of Flagstaff. This area has unsurpassed views of the San Francisco Peaks, the volcanic fields of east Flagstaff, Sunset Crater and even the Painted Desert. Keep an eye to the dirt for elusive black bear tracks. The better known singletracks include the popular Sunset Trail (#23 / 4 mi. / 1300), the gnarly descent on the Heart Trail (#1300, 3.5, 1300 feet ), the Little Elden Trail (4.7mi. / 600 ), the Pipeline Trail (#42 / 2.8 mi. / 100), the Rocky Ridge Trail (#153, 2.2 mi. / 100), the Oldham Trail (#1 / 5.5 mi. / 2000) leading direct from town, and the Schultz Creek Trail (#152 / 3.5 mi. / 600) paralleling FS420.

To reach the Buffalo Park trailhead for mountain biking Mount Elden from downtown Flagstaff, head north on US180. Turn right heading east on W. Forest Avenue. Turn left heading north on N. Gemini Drive to the end.

Mount Elden Trail System near Flagstaff (AZ/US)

Mount Elden Trail System near Flagstaff (AZ/US)

Mount Elden Trail System Mountain Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  Coconino National Forest (928) 527-3600; Arizona Tourisim (866) 275-5816; Cosmic Cycles, Flagstaff.

Best Season:  Mar. - Nov.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Arizona Mountain Inn (800) 239-5236; Birch Tree Inn

Luxury Loding:  Inn At 410 (800) 774-2008; Hotel Monte Vista (800) 545-3068; Weatherford Hotel (520) 779-1919

Breakfast Restaurant:  Late Train Coffee Roaster, Flagstaff

Local Website:  click here

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Date Updated:  7/5/2016

Mount Elden Trail System Mountain Biking Map


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