Upper Schultz Pass Loop
The Upper Schultz Pass Loop is a 8.0 kme easy hike north of Flagstaff, Arizona, 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. It’s a very pretty trail and it’s accessible for most ages and skill levels. Expect light traffic on this route.
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Route Description for Upper Schultz Pass Loop
The Upper Schultz Pass Loop is what we’d consider a bit of an underrated route. This trail doesn’t see many hikers, yet it’s got all the scenery northern Arizona is known for. Stroll through aspen and pine forests, see the mountains on the horizon, and you can enjoy wildflower blooms if you’re here in the summertime. It’s a lovely hike that’s suitable for all skill levels.
The only downside to this route is that there’s a bit of road noise in parts, but it’s generally mild. Watch for the occasional mountain biker on this trail.
From the trailhead, take Sunset Trail southeast, then turn left onto Little Elden Spring Trail to approach the Schultz Tank, passing it on the Schultz Tank Trail. Continue north across the road, then take a left onto the Arizona Trail-Fort Valley. Continue on this path until you cross Schultz Creek, and take Schultz Creek Trail up along the creek back to the trailhead.
Getting to the Upper Schultz Pass Loop Trailhead
The trailhead for the Upper Schultz Pass Loop is on Sunset Trailhead Road.
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