Elden Mountain
The Peak
Rank: #14 Summit Elevation:  9,295 ft.
Vegetation: Pinyon-juniper and Ponderosa pine. Formerly fir and aspen before 1977 Radio Fire, being recolonized by aspen. Frequently Seen Animals: deer, elk, hawks.
Hiking Season: April to November   
The Trail
Name: Elden Lookout Trail #4 Difficulty: Steep and strenuous
Length of Hike (r/t): 6.0 miles Trail Elevation Change: 2,395 ft.
Water: none Trailhead Elevation: 6,900 ft.
Tips: Open forest with good views. 
Guidelines
Hiking Permit Needed: None Maximum Group Size: 10
Dogs Permitted: Yes, leashed. Horses Permitted: No.
Cross-country Skiing Permitted: No. Mountain Bikes Permitted: No.
Safety Tips: Because of lightning danger, do not attempt an afternoon hike to the summit if thunderstorms are in the forecast! Pack warm clothes and raingear. Avalanche and snowfield danger in winter and early spring. Hiking boots are highly recommended due to loose gravel and rocks on the trail.
The Drive
General Location: San Francisco Peaks north of Flagstaff Trailhead Accessible to Low-Clearance Vehicles: Yes
Nearest Town: Flagstaff  
Directions: From the Flagstaff Mall, follow Santa Fe Avenue past the entrance to the Flagstaff Mall
and the Peaks Ranger District Office to a trailhead parking lot just off the north side of the street. 
More Information
U.S.G.S. Quad Name(s): Flagstaff East Office of Tourism Region: Grand Canyon Country
County: Coconino Managing Agency: Peaks Ranger Station, Coconino National Forest, 5075 N. Highway 89, Flagstaff, Arizona 86004, (928) 526-0866 
Web Site: http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/asnf/recreation/trails/alpine_trails/trl_blu_list.shtml


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