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Mount Elden Short and Sweet

I really enjoyed this hike! It was a short 6 miles ( even though the trail says 5). A good climb with rocks and some…

Mount Elden

Slightly breezy at the top . Well maintained trail

Evening hike up Elden

Always a challenge but one of my favorites!! I managed to do it in my best time yet, too. The fall colors are just popping…

Mount Elden

It was a great hike that I did in the morning. From here I left and did Humprey’s Peak it was a very long day.…

Longest hike ever

Was very hot when we started. This one was definitely challenging for me.

My Elden

Tough trail, rocky, good portion in the sun.

Number 5 of 6

Labor day hike 2 of 2. After summiting Kendrick, u had to do a second peak to get me tired. Baby Yoda loved it.

El-DONE!

Tackled peak 3 of 6 today, Elden. It didn’t kick me as hard as it did last year. 6 miles elevation gain of 2326 for…

Mt. Elden

My friend and I started this trail at around 6:00am in the morning. It was a bit cloudy at the start of the trailhead but…

Elden

Beautiful views along the way and at the summit the Steady incline and elevation really made this hike enjoyable great kick in the ass 💪🏻

Beautiful view at every rest stop

The day after Humphrey’s, pancakes, hot tub and a good night’s rest and we are ready to go again. What an amazing hike that is…

Beautiful hike!

I really enjoyed this hike. I actually can’t remember the exact trail that we took but it was one of the shorter ones. The sunrise…

Elden’s sore calves

Incline, incline, and more incline. Clesrly marked, easy to follow trail right next to the road. Nice views, felt like the steepness/incline just kept going…

Easy Elden … NOT!!!

Shortest distanced trail … this trail is no joke. I was on a week-long journey thru northern Arizona when a friend drove up to hike…

Melting’ on Mount Elden

This was my third time up Mount Elden and definitely the toughest.  It was quite warm at 81 degrees coupled with the intensity of the…

Mount Elden

This hike is one of the more impressive looking hikes from the bottom. From the parking lot you can see the mountainside you’re going to…

Elden

I started my hike at 5:30a. Summited at 7:20a. Not the length of time I was hoping for but it wasn’t terrible. I had to…

The Lava Dome

We arrived at the parking lot at 5am. We wanted to get a good start before the sun’s heat would make it a little more…

Mt. Elden (Flagstaff, AZ)

This trail is well maintained and has a decent amounts of shade along the journey, an exception being the peak.  The many switch-backs provide gorgeous…

Elden mountain hike in flagstaff.

Started drive to flagstaff on motorcycle from phoenix. Reached the trailhead by 8:30 and started the hike. The parking at trailhead was almost full by…

Elden in the Heat

Started just after 7:00am, parking lot was already full, and temps were already climbing. We timed our rest stops at the shady spots, which helped,…

The one that never lets you breathe

Going back to my favorite time of day, I decided to tackle this little beast around 2.30pm. Wouldn’t be bad normally except we are in…

Elden

Good and difficult tiresome hike!

Rock of ages

my least favorite trail so far.  Very rocky.  I applaud the trail crews!  Steep.  Crowded during day.  Hike sunset and down via headlamp.   Trail to…

Elden

Good hike with my friend. Amazing view at the top.

Stairway To Elden

Elden, the immediate summit that guards Flagstaff with its watchtower and Radio towers with the town nestled neatly below. A leg burner with a steep…

Elden!

Was feeling good after bagging Kendrick in the morning…brewery wasn’t yet open…friend had recommended a bakery in Flagstaff so I carboloaded (seriously delicious, Village Bakery,…

My Elden

Trip down memory lane with this hike! I was a diver at NAU from 99-03 and the Swim and Dive team does this hike every…

Windy Elden

Had a really off day maybe due to altitude. It was warm, red flag day so the wind made the temperature bearable. It is a…

Double Trouble

My twin sister and I hit the road at 3:00 am and got an early start so that we would have time to hike two…

My Elden

Gorgeous morning. Lots of steps and dusty at start but once in the trees was gorgeous.

Elden adventure

Hike was great, a bit rocky here and there and we missed the turn at the end so went an extra mile but very fun…

Eldon

My favorite!

Wild and windy!

Very windy from bottom to top! But temperature were mild and the view were fantastic. Trail was in good condition and there was a good…

KOA to Elden Lookout

SO WINDY! Beautiful hike, lovely views, enjoyed our stay the night before at the KOA.

Mt. Elden w/my 12 yr old & Dog

started just before 5:30am. Saw 1 person going up and a few going down. Had the trails mostly to ourselves. Perfect weather and a little…

Elden Peak

Perfect weather today! Just shy of 2 hours up and just over 1 hour down. Very narrow. But, unlike Phoenix, the plants don’t try to…

Elusive Mount Elden

This was a fantastic solo hike for me!  It was challenging but invigorating…such a beautiful shaded hike most of the way…sandy rocks at the top…

Beautiful Mt Elden

What a beautiful day to hike Mt Elden!  It was in the low 70s in Flagstaff and we started our hike at 10:30am.  The trail…

Mount Elden

This hike was super steep. We hiked Bill Williams yesterday, so two steep hikes in a row was hard!

Killer Mount Elden

Hard hike, especially after hiking Bill Williams yesterday. Saw quite a few hotshot crews hiking the trail today. Good training hike.

Last day on Elden

Had a great final hike for the Arizona 6 pack of peaks challenge on Mount Elden! I’m super glad I was able to complete all…

Well Done, Elden!

First hike in Flagstaff and I loved it! Apparently this trail is used as a training ground for the forest service? Had a group of…

Mt Elden 0, Paula 1

Not too crowded on the way up since I started early, more folks coming up as I was coming down.   Perfect weather, blue sky…

Wife’s Fear

Felt like an easier hike than Bear Mountain.

Challenging Fear

I have passed by this mountain and trailhead all my life and never imagined it went to the top. We started at 7, 60ish degrees,…

Mount Elden

Trail conditions were perfect! Starting temps at 7:30 AM were about 46°. Time up and down was about four hours. My friend and I saw…

Elden

This trail does not get easier (I’ve done it over 6 times) but the views at the top is so rewarding.

First of the summer

Amazing late spring weather for hiking.  Tiny bit of snow toward the top.

Elden round 2

This is my second time hiking the trail. Last time we did it, we did not reach the peak as there was a storm. The…

Fallin for Mount Elden

Loved how the aspens leaves were golden. A beautiful archway of gold right before the summit.  There were also some giant alligator junipers. The trail…

Breezy Elden Lookout

Beautiful day today. A little breezy on top, but great temp and clear sky. The aspens at the top were golden and looked great against…

Challenge Complete!

Yay!!  We completed the six-pack today hiking Mt Elden!  It was the perfect hike to end the challenge.  The trail itself (rather than the peak)…

Twas’ a bit like a stair stepper

The trail felt like a stair stepper! Lots of steps gaining 2,300 ft elevation in 2.65 miles. Some parts of it were slick with the…

Elden

Very Steep and a tough hike.  Great Views of Flagstaff make up for it.

Just Me and My Pup

Brought my pup, Bailey, with me to complete this one. I went to the left on Fat Man’s Loop on the way up. We only…

Number 5 out of 6 Arizona

Number 5 out of 6 @sixpackofpeaksarizona (9,299ft) Even tho its only 5.3 miles, it’s a hell of a view going up & down! Me &…

Elden Double Header #1

Elden was the first of our two grand finale hikes that day. We started at 7:50 am after driving from Phoenix. The weather was perfect…

DMG Double

First time ever to hike this Mountain, it’s a great workout and has fabulous views!

Elden

Great day with beautiful weather!

Mount Elden Lookout

A good hard hike with really pretty views. The weather was beautiful. This trail is very rocky, dry, and steep, the combination of which made…

Eldon Lookout Trail

That elevation though. Lots of big rocks and loose gravel on this trail make it slow goings.

Hot and Cold on Elden

A little uncertain how to dress for this one. Temps were mid 30’s when we started at 7:30am. Parking lot getting close to full. I…

Elden

Nice steady incline. I really enjoyed this hike. We took our time bring new hikers out onto the trail. The wind was strong at the…

Steep and windy we go

Breezy turned into gusty into very windy and cold on the ascent. The blowing wind at the Summit was very loud blowing through the antennas.…

Elden Lookout

Rated as hard but wasn’t too difficult.  My first time on this trail.  Well marked trail with plenty of shade with trees all around it. …

My therapy

I’d had an emotional few weeks prior to hiking this one. I took my time and let nature work her magic. The views at the…

Cold in Az?

Trail was surprisingly beautiful. Technical. 5.50 round trip. Very windy at top, combined with sweat, I got cold! Starting smelling smoke at the first mile,…

Trail of Ents

Pretty cool hike with some great old trees along the way. There are a lot of intersecting trails in the area with some ironic names…

Butt Burner

A heck of a climb!  Took Fatmans Loop for a little added distance.

Elden

This was not a hike. This was rock climbing. Trails were hard to find and or follow. At times it looked like there was a…

Everlasting Elden

I would like to start out by saying I believe we diverted from the trail a bit. Having said that, our hike was still VERY…

Elden lookout

This hike was hard for me to breathe and I think I had some altitude sickness. With many breaks and patience from the hiking buddies…

Mount Elden kicked my boo-tay!

Wow, for a hike that’s supposed to be 2.5 miles up, this took me a lifetime! It was almost 4 hours to the top. And…

Rocky with a side of breeze

Started out with a bit of heat and sun but enjoyed the views from all points along the trail. I have hiked this trail many…

Afternoon Ascent to Mount Elden

This hike was a last minute decision since I initially intended to hike Humphreys Peak. But due to a delay in leaving the house I…

“Working from Home”

This hike was what I like to call “working from home”, as I told my boss I wouldn’t be making it in to work and…

Mount Elden

This trail is steep and a lot of big rocking.

Look Out, Eldon!!

And yet another adventurous day with a new adventure partner!! Hiked Mount Eldon, peak 4 of 6 of the summer 6-Peak Challenge. A bit bummed…

Saturday Elden Summit

Great Saturday morning hike with the pup and friends. Trailhead parking lot already almost full at 7:30 am. Trail itself quite busy but not terribly…

Elden Sunset Hike

Evening hike up to Elden Lookout with the pup. Smoke from the Museum Fire is still visible from the top, but didn’t impact our hike.…

Lookout Was Closed :/

The first half of the trail was pretty easy. The second half was much more strenuous with a steep incline. There were parts of the…

Up, up, up

It was pretty warm for Flagstaff, but a nice breeze was blowing as we started our way up Elden.  The trail was pretty busy but…

Mt Elden just in time

Mt Elden a day before the fire in this area.  As always a great group of friend trying to enjoy the climb.  I didn’t enjoy…

2.5 miles up? Try 3! Lies, I say! :)

So after gaining 2100 feet over five miles last week on O’Leary, why not climb 200 hundred extra feet in HALF THE DISTANCE this time??? …

Elden

Perfect day for a hike, great views of Flagstaff and future trails.

Elden Peak

Peak #3 for the day with Holly.

#3 of the Fearsome Four

Hike went well, got rained on briefly. Forgot how technical this trail is! Saw quite a few people on the trail. Parking lot was full…

Long way to the top

First off the parking lot at the trailhead was full by 9am. So we parked across the street and walked to the trail. From the…

Feel The Burn

What a hike!! Let me start by saying we just got back to hiking this week after being off for two weeks which that saying;…

Mount Elden

I hiked this with two other women – we started around 7:30am, weather was nice and cool at the start. It never got too hot…

Elden

Steady incline, some big step ups throughout. Going through the forrest gives you only a glimpse of Flagstaff. Summit views were somewhat disappointing. Good trail…

Elden Lookout

Trail conditions were good, weather was beautiful.  Definitely felt better coming down than going up.  Seemed like way more than 2.whatever miles going up.  Took…

Nice view from the tower

Drove up from Phoenix for the day.  We were definitely feeling the elevation especially given the unrelenting steepness of this hike.  Start early as this…

Mt Elden Lookout Independence Day

Tough steady climb of 2,300 feet in elevation with lots of step ups and switchbacks.  Warm temperatures in the mid 70s. Beautiful scenery and worth…

Taking a break

Great hike! Started at 0645. I probably should have started a little early because it did get pretty hot. I would recommend hiking this during…

Mt Elden Summit

Sunny skies, great breezes, continuous elevation. Great workout and training hike for bigger and better things!

Mt Elden

The weather was perfect for a hike. A sunny day with some cloud cover with a nice breeze to cool you off from the 80…

Mt. Elden

We hiked the Elden Lookout trail, starting around 11:30am. The sun was shining and it was pretty hot on this mostly exposed trail. Thank goodness…

Mount Eldens

Tough climb up Sunset Trail! This trail is 4.8 miles one-way so makes for a longer day.

Friday stroll

Multiple trail options, not really well marked. It’s a little bit of work.

Surprisingly good climb

Trails not marked very well.  A few times we went the wrong way and had to back track a little bit

Elden Elevation

A perfect afternoon with a nice breeze and plenty of shade.  It’s a great trail with beautiful views! We were able to make it to…

Elden on a Sunday morning

The trail had zero surprises from the last time I hiked Elden.  Typical rocky switch backs where you need to take your time coming down…

An Elden of A Hike

There were a few slippery spots due to loose gravel. I was not acclimated to the elevation, having drove up that morning. Staying overnight probably…