“Varied riding with smooth forested singletrack, ridgeline vistas, and steep technical sections”
— Jason Wilder on Jun 9, 2013
DescriptionSunset is a trail with two distinct personalities. The softer side of Sunset is from Schultz Pass to the intersection with the Little Bear Trail. It's a moderate cruise that climbs through shaded conifer forest over a small saddle, where beautiful views of the SF Peaks can be had.
Beyond Little Bear, Sunset gets serious as it climbs to the main ridgeline of Mount Elden. The "Hobbit Forest" is a steep technical rock garden set in an aspen forest. Past this, the trail stays near to the summit ridge, where there are big views to the east toward the Painted Desert over the slopes burned by the 1977 Radio Fire.
ContactsLand Manager: USFS - Coconino National Forest Office
Nov 23 Coconino National Forest offices close Wednesday at 1 PM and all day Thanksgiving Day (November 25 and 26, 2015)Flagstaff Biking Organization
Sep 17 Orpheum Theater New Belgium Night featuring The 2015 Clips of Faith Premiere, Thursday, September 24th
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5.0 from 1 voteThe "Hobbit Forest" section of Sunset Trail (Flagstaff, AZ)
5.0 from 1 voteUpper Sunset, to the Hobbit Forest (Flagstaff, AZ)
4.0 from 3 votesSF Peaks from meadows on top of Sunset. (Flagstaff, AZ)
3.3 from 3 votesView from the Sunset Parking Lot. Schultz Creek Trail heads out from here. (Flagstaff, AZ)