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…and last but not least….

Elden… the hike that when it’s 30° makes you feel like it’s 130°. Elden was the last hike of the challenge for me and I…

Elden

This was our final hike for the challenge, and it was definitely one of the more strenuous ones. That being said, I’m glad I did…

Quaking Aspens on Elden

Great hike up to the lookout tower. We drove up from Phoenix and found plenty of parking. The trail is close to AZ 89A and…

Elden Lookout Trail

Bring poles! This hike is extremely rocky and scrambling is required in some areas. Get to trailhead EARLY as it fills up very quickly. The…

Mt Elden

Great hike, along with beautiful weather

Elden mountain lookout

Started at fat and loop parking trailhead, nice morning not too warm.  Took it nice and slow thru the lower trail, spotting a few deer…

Elden by the Mall…

Pretty popular hike for Flagstaff residents because it’s right in the middle of town next to the mall.  A little technical in places…my dog needed…

Mount Elden Short-N-Steep

Mount Elden Wednesday August 25 2021   This is apparently a very popular hiking destination – The parking lot was full when I arrived –…

Mount Elden – The Workout

Started at around 8:30am. Perfect day for a hike with the temps in the high 70s. The scenery was great but definitely a workout. Read…

Solo Mount Elden

Fun little trail up. Saw quite a few groups on the main trail and only a few after the turn off for the peak. The…

Mt Elden

I love this hike. It’s one of my favorites in Flag.

Rocky Elden

This was a tough hike! Parking is limited but we got there early and didn’t have a problem. The trail is well marked and we…

Elden

Great hike.  Trail is challenging with rocks.   Did in the afternoon heat (90 degrees) after hiking Bill Williams in the morning 🙂

Beyond Expectations!

It was a perfect day with wonderful friends! Beautiful views with dramatic clouds/weather. Rain looming in the distance.

Mount Elden

Fairly short but steep hike; well shaded, and well-groomed trail makes this a very enjoyable trail to hike.

Mt Elden

Weather was great, got a few sprinkles at the start but otherwise perfect.

117° Escape to Elden

Last week was brutal in Phoenix: 117° relentless heat, which is somewhat unusual for June, so Flagstaff was a welcome escape! My sister and I departed…

Mt Elden

Tough hike with altitude. Started thundering at the top around noon.

Mt Elden

Nice, tough hike with elevation. Glad it was only 6 miles. Started thundering with rain clouds in the distance while we were at the towers.

A lot of kick of a small hike!

Don’t let it  fool  you,  it may seem like a small little hike but it’s definitely a nice challenge!!! good elevation increase great views of…

Elden for the elderly!

Great hike. Very challenging since it was such a steep incline and we started late in the morning. 9:30 was way too late! It was…

Mt Elden

It was a sunny and 91 degree trailhead start to Mt. Elden. The beginning of the trail is covered with logs and difficult to find.…

Mt Elden

Heavy smoke in the background as Flagstaff fires were just starting

Elden mtn/Sunset loop

We planned to do Sunset loop, but the Heart trail was blocked so we got on a little adventure and ended up on the AZ…

Mt. Elden

This hike was hot so start early in the morning. There is very little shade and this is a very steep uphill hike. It was…

Elden lookout

Trail in good condition. There were a lot of dogs of leash which was very disappointing. There are part of the trail that are very…

Elden

Great views of Flagstaff and surrounding peaks. Trail is ok but I would get started early and bring extra water.

Spontaneous Afternoon Mt.Elden Hike

The trail was very well maintained and easy to follow. It was steep with a mild incline shortly after starting. The incline became more steep…

Mount Elden

We thought this would be the easiest of the peaks since it’s the shortest, but it kicked our butts! It’s basically straight up the whole…

Late afternoon hike to Elden

This one was a late start but it meant that I would find parking in the parking lot. The hike was uneventful other than friendly…

Ball Buster

The hike was incredible! We started a little late, so it was warmer than I expected. The trail started out gradual, but soon became steep,…

Easiest One… Yeah Right

We thought this would be the easiest of the peaks since it’s the shortest, but it kicked our butts! Took my brothers, parents, and I…

Mount Elden

We thought this would be the easiest of the peaks since it’s the shortest, but it kicked our butts! Took my brothers, parents, and I…

Mount Elden

We thought this would be the easiest of the peaks since it’s the shortest, but it kicked our butts! Took my brothers, parents, and I…

Mount Elden

1st peak completed was Mount Elden in Flagstaff. Been passing it for years; finally stopped and hiked the trail. Seems like it took me forever…

Northern Arizona Sunrise

I began this hike at 2:30 AM!! So we could get to the top in time to watch the sunrise. Walking in pitch darkness was…

Mount Elden

Great hike!  Took trail up and added about 1.5-2.5 miles coming down because I took the road. Easily can take road up too if you…

MT Elden

Great start to the summer series.  Super windy but enjoyed hiking to the peak from the backside – much less traffic.

Elden Lookout-Flagstaff

Went early in the AM – plenty of parking, easy to find. Terrain was ordinary, lots of switchbacks. Did the Fatman’s loop section on the…

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.

Elden

Had the peak to ourselves. Great view from the top

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…

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 ????????

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…

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…

Eldon

My favorite!

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…

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

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.

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

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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. …

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,…