Schultz Creek Trail #152

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Schultz Creek Trail #152

Hike + Ride Trail

Schultz Creek Trail #152

by: Honza
Location:  Flagstaff, AZ          Longitude:  -111.6613    Latitude:  35.2448
A nice trail just outside Flagstaff, following and crossing Schultz creek all the way up to Sunset Trailhead.
Features and Interests:   Along the way you will see some concrete slabs/remnants of 1930's worker construction camps who built the Schultz Pass Road.
Flora/Fauna on this Trail:
  Cicada  Cicada
The Schultz Creek Trail follows the course of the old Schultz Pass Road and the Schultz Creek. It is an easy going trail with soft soil and few rocks. There are many interesting wildflowers and fields throughout the mixture of pine, aspen, furs and willows of the creek side.

The trail is not only a hiking trail, but actually an old motorcycle trail which is frequented by mountain bikers, hikers and horse riders alike. The trail is always close to the road, which along with the traffic, are the only aspects taking away from the natural feel of the trail. The trails has many creek crossings so those who love water will not be disappointed during the Spring/monsoon season.
Trail Distance:  8.6 miles round-trip
Elevation:  7300ft - 8100ft   (change 800ft)
Trail Difficutly:  Moderate - requires some endurance, elevation changes
How Crowded:  Often frequented trail
Season:  March to November
Accomodations: (on site) Take 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, make a quick right, down to the parking/trailhead.Good dirt road, off-road vehicle not needed.
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