Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Sunset-Mt. Elden Lookout Day Hike
when September 15, 2018
  Trip Report : August 29, 2015
where Flagstaff
the hike     Green forests, wildflowers, and remarkable views await you on this summer hike. We’ll hike the length of the Sunset Trail, reach the Mount Elden Lookout, take in the awesome view, and then return by the same route.
    Come prepared for amazing scenery, wildlife, and a sense of remoteness that you wouldn’t expect so close to town. See map.
•  Sturdy hiking boots
•  At least 3 liters of water
•  Rain poncho
•  Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
•  Lunch or snacks
•  Hiking poles
•  Camera
distance 10 miles
time 5-6 hours
EC +-2100' elevation change
elevations 8050' (Sunset Trailhead) to 9170' (Mt. Elden Summit)
type Out and back
starting at
Sunset Trailhead 35° 17.155' N,  111° 37.884' W  [NAD27]
on trail 100% — Sunset Trail
rating "B"     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
meet 6:30 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.
If you would like to meet the group at a different point along the drive to the trailhead, please advise the leader when you sign up.
•  From Fry’s, take I-17 north to the I-40 junction just south of Flagstaff.
Take I-40 east to Country Club Drive.
Turn left and take Country Club Drive north to US 89.
Take US 89 east to the McDonald’s in the Safeway parking lot, just past Flagstaff Mall.
Stop for the group to reassemble.
Take US 89 Northeast 4.2 miles to Elden Springs Road (FR 556).
Take Elden Springs Road left (west) 4.7 miles to Schultz Pass Road.
Tale Schultz Pass Road left (west) to the Sunset Trailhead.

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