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    Schultz Pass Loop

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    19.0 km
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    336 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The Schultz Pass Loop is an 19.0 km moderate hike north of Flagstaff in the Coconino National Forest. This hike includes everything you’d want from a northern Arizona hike: mountain views, pine forests, aspen trees, and wildflowers in abundance. Expect light traffic on this route. If you want similar scenery on a shorter, easier trail, try the Upper Schultz Pass Loop.

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    Route Description for Schultz Pass Loop

    The Schultz Pass Loop is a beautiful hike, but it’s also a popular pick for mountain bikers and trail runners, too. Stroll through aspen and pine forests, see the mountains on the horizon, and enjoy wildflower blooms if you’re here in the summertime. While we don’t recommend this trail for kids because of its length and elevation gain, it’s suitable for strong beginners and older children.

    Keep an eye out for different kinds of users on this route and share the trail. Keeping dogs on leash is important due to the bikes and runners that will likely pass.

    From the trailhead, take the Schultz Creek Access Trail to the Schultz Creek Quintana Trail, where you’ll take a left. Cross the creek and continue on Old Schultz Creek Trail. Where the loop splits, take a left on Chimney Trail, cross the road, and climb up to the right turn onto Moto Trail. Go right onto the Arizona Trail-Fort Valley, which you’ll follow all the way to the right turn onto Secret Trail. Take a right onto Schultz Creek Trail and follow this back through the canyon to the trail split, from where you’ll retrace your steps to the trailhead.

    Getting to the Schultz Pass Loop Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Schultz Pass Loop is on Schultz Pass Road.

    Route Information

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      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

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