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Weatherford Trai #102 to Doyle Saddle


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Weatherford Trai #102 to Doyle Saddle

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Weatherford Trai #102 to Doyle Saddle

by: Jan
Location:  Flagstaff, AZ          Longitude:  -111.6263    Latitude:  35.2869
A scenic trail in the Kachina Wilderness taking you from the Schultz Tank to the Doyle Saddle which overlooks the Inner Basin.
Features and Interests:   Panoramic views
Flora/Fauna on this Trail:
  Coral root  Coral root
Beginning at Schultz Tank, this trail doesn't waste time and starts a steady climb all the way to Doyle Saddle. At the 1/2 mile mark, keep right on the Weatherford Trail and at about 2 miles you will enter the Kachina Wilderness. Although it's never excessively steep, it's very consistent the whole way. During your ascent you will pass through varied forests of spruce, fir, and lusciously green aspen. Along with the wide open meadows, the aspen help provide spectacular panoramic views. At about the 7 mile mark, you will crest the Doyle Saddle which at around 10,800ft provides great Inner Basin and surrounding views. From here, you can return or continue the trek up Humphrey's Peak (another 3+ miles)
Trail Distance:  14.1 miles round-trip
Elevation:  8020ft - 10816ft   (change 2796ft)
Trail Difficutly:  Difficult - good physical fitness is a must, large elevation changes
How Crowded:  Solitude
Season:  April to September
Accomodations: (on site)   Toilets  Water  CampingTake the Highway 180 north of Flagstaff, 3.1 miles to Schultz Pass Road (FR 420). Taking a right, follow road 1/2 mile to the Elden Lookout Road where you will keep left. Once you cross the cattle-guard and road becomes dirt. Follow this dirt road 5 miles up the hill to the Schultz Tank parking lot which is well marked. The trail starts across the road on the other side of parking lot.Good dirt road, off-road vehicle not needed.
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