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Keyhole Sink #114

Hiking Trail

Keyhole Sink #114

by: Honza
Location:  Flagstaff, AZ          Longitude:  -112.0107    Latitude:  35.2623
This short hike in Parks follows a small canyon/valley to a lush green escape enclosed by volcanic rock faces.
Features and Interests:   The lush area exists due to the Basalt volcanic rocks creating a natural dam. Towards the left side of the center far wall, you will see 2 large walls of ancient Indian paintings/markings.
Flora/Fauna on this Trail:
This short trail will take you winding through a small canyon of young aspen trees. Towards the bottom of this well marked trail you will come up to a fence out of aspen logs. The fence marks the entrance to the Keyhole Sink which is very lush, green and wet during rainy season. While we were there, the far wall had a quite strong waterfall which was filling the pond created by the 40 ft basaltic rock faces.
Trail Distance:  1.3 miles round-trip
Elevation:  7000ft - 6950ft   (change -50ft)
Trail Difficutly:  Easy - stroll through the park
How Crowded:  Occassional passing
Season:  February to November
Accomodations: (on site) From Flagstaff, take the I-40 about 17 miles to the 178 Exit, Parks Road. Go right at the first stop sign and then a left at the following stop sign (quarter of a mile down). This is the old Route 66, take it about 4.2 miles, where you will see a left turn off to the Oak Hill Snow Play Area, park there. Please note, the trail is on the other side of the Route 66, marked with a green gate.Paved road or trail to the trailhead
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