Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Fat Man’s Loop Day Hike
when Saturday, August 5, 2017
where? Flagstaff
the hike     This hike combines two interesting trails.
    The first will at the Elden Lookout Trailhead, located next to the Flagstaff Ranger Station and across the road from the Flagstaff Mall. Leaving the trailhead we’ll take a right turn and see many free standing old lava pillars. When we reach the Pipeline trail, we’ll take it to the Elden ranch area. Elden Spring, located there, usually has water. Take a short jog up the Walk through Time and Forces of Nature trails, then finally complete the Fat Man’s Loop and return to the trailhead.
    The second trail is the Old Caves Crater, located a few miles up highway 89 from the Elden Lookout Trailhead. This first circles the base of an extinct cinder cone volcano, then rises to the rim for a view inside. A short side trip along the way leads to a series of old caves that give the tail its name.
distance 10 miles
time 5-6 hours
EC +-1000' elevation change
elevations 6900' (Trailhead) to 7470' (Mt Elden trail junction)
type loop
starting at
Elden Lookout Trailhead 35.2303° N,  111.5792° W  
on trail 100% — Fat Man’s, Pipeline, Old Caves Crater Trails
rating "C+"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Flagstaff
leader    You must email the leader to confirm. Please include your cell phone number in case we need to contact you the day of the hike.
meet 6:00 AM in the Fry’s parking lot on the SW corner of I-17 & Bell Road. Park behind Denny’s, near the entrance to the Deer Valley Park & Ride.
drive In Flagstaff we will stop at the Flagstaff Mall before continuing on to the trailhead.

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