“An important connector across Hwy 40. A bit dusty but still good fun.
— Tyler Williams
From the South: at about the furthest northwest point on the Anasazi Loop
, there will be a sign for the Flagstaff Loop Trail heading off to the north. It will head downhill, under the 40, and back up hill to a trailhead on Rt 66. If you want to continue following the loop trail at this point, you'll need to take Rt. 66 north for maybe a quarter mile over the railroad tracks, then at the first trailhead on your right, head up a dirt road for about 100 feet until you see signs for the AZ trail. To continue your counter-clockwise trip on the loop trail, turn left.
From the north: the loop trail starts at an unmarked trailhead about 100 yards from the Rt 66/hwy 40 junction. Go through a nice new gate and head south under hwy 40. The initial descent has some deep/loose dusty dirt. From the 40 underpass, head uphill gently and you'll soon tee into the Anasazi Loop
Important: remember to close all of the gates otherwise cows are liable to wander up onto the interstate.
This is the newest segment of the Flagstaff Loop Trail, completed 6/29/13.