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    Flagstaff?

    I'll be visiting Flagstaff with family next month. I promised the kiddies I'd take them 4-wheeling. I'm looking for something in the 2-3 hour range (if I go out, I like to make it worth the time), something in the 4-5(/10) difficulty would be nice, but 3 will do. I'm hesitant to do 6 or higher on my own. Ideally something with a few hills, or if it's flat it has something interesting to see (natural, scientific, or historic)

    So far all I've come up with is https://www.google.com/maps?q=http:/...uttonranch.gpx but I have no idea if it's actually interesting or not.

    Soldier Pass Trail looks interesting in Sedona, but is a bit short for the time required to get to the trail from Flagstaff.

    I see on https://www.google.com/maps?q=http:/...gpx/azeast.gpx there is a short trail up by Schultz Pass. At least remote enough that Google Maps doesn't have the forest roads it includes.

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    well, i don't know about flagstaff, but i found a few good ones around sedona. we ended up running broken arrow (http://goo.gl/maps/34LNJ) and schnebly hill (http://goo.gl/maps/vVJQD) on our way up to flagstaff. on our way home from flagstaff the next day, my son and i took a 6 hour "detour" (http://goo.gl/maps/WDZSr) to visit the verde river.

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    I know this is an old thread, but I figured I'd post a few places for those who...like me, clicked it out of curiosity. Despite FLG being one of the highest and most wooded areas in all of the state, there isnt much 4X4 trails. There are however, plenty of off road trails at about a 3-4 rating. Your best bet, is taking Milton Rd to Hwy 180, as if you were headed to Snow Bowl. Drive past Snow Bowl road about 5 miles and turn onto FS151. Drive along the scenic FS151 through the aspens, pines, and furs along the north face of the peaks. Then, after about 30 minutes, turn right onto FR418. Again, this is an awesome route. Dirt, but maintained and only requiring about 5 inches of clearance. Drive on 418 until it ends about 45 minutes later at Schultz Pass Rd. from there, hang a left and follow the signs to Locket Meadow, which is a decent climb and will make the entire day one of the best adventures you have ever had in Arizona. The views are breathtaking. Enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KG7PTZ View Post
    I know this is an old thread, but I figured I'd post a few places for those who...like me, clicked it out of curiosity. Despite FLG being one of the highest and most wooded areas in all of the state, there isnt much 4X4 trails. There are however, plenty of off road trails at about a 3-4 rating. Your best bet, is taking Milton Rd to Hwy 180, as if you were headed to Snow Bowl. Drive past Snow Bowl road about 5 miles and turn onto FS151. Drive along the scenic FS151 through the aspens, pines, and furs along the north face of the peaks. Then, after about 30 minutes, turn right onto FR418. Again, this is an awesome route. Dirt, but maintained and only requiring about 5 inches of clearance. Drive on 418 until it ends about 45 minutes later at Schultz Pass Rd. from there, hang a left and follow the signs to Locket Meadow, which is a decent climb and will make the entire day one of the best adventures you have ever had in Arizona. The views are breathtaking. Enjoy.
    This sounds like one for my list. Does this appear somewhat correct?

    https://goo.gl/maps/L1BCN

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    That sounds like a good run. I have wanted to start looking around up north. Living south of Maricopa, I have had my share of desert runs. I didn't see Milton Road on the map.

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    Milton Rd is what I-17 turns into at the end.

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