“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
Jul 27 Three small lightning-caused wildfires burning in Mogollon Rim Ranger District (July 28, 2016)
Jul 25 Point Fire Update July 26, 2016: Fire is calm with no growth, downsizing to aerial-only operationsLocal Club: Flagstaff Biking Organization
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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)
3.0 from 3 votesThe "Hobbit Forest" section of Sunset Trail. (Flagstaff, AZ)
3.0 from 3 votesUpper Sunset, to the Hobbit Forest. (Flagstaff, AZ)