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Super cool view of Flag. Wanting to connect it to Schultz one day and make a night out of it.
Posted Aug 14, 2012 4:14 pm

Alex WoodSpring WIND  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2010

Alex Wood

Hiked it with my girlfriend and Geoff. Started around 2:30. Warm at the bottom and got windier as we went up. It was really blowing on the summit. There was a fair amount of snow once we reached the ridge. Sick views!
Posted Apr 12, 2010 1:14 am

oldaditMartinized  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2005


Give me a black mark for flogging the Honda up ...
Posted Jan 29, 2010 11:54 pm

C WenkerWinter solo

C Wenker

Elden Lookout Trail, maybe 1995/96?
Posted Jan 25, 2010 3:44 pm

BombchaserElden Lookout Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 16, 2009


Nice trail, moderate hike. Hiked up and ran most of it down.
Posted May 23, 2009 4:39 pm

edevartGreat Views  Sucess!


Not exactly a wilderness summit, but nice views nonetheless. Awesome watching hang gliders launch from the take off near the summit.
Posted Aug 27, 2007 11:09 pm

ibndalightMorning Workout  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2007


We hike the Elden lookout route i was a little disappointed to find that there was a road that goes up to the top as well but it was still a great time with great views of the city of flagstaff.
Posted Jun 28, 2007 9:00 am

surgentNice hike from the east  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2006


The east-side trail is a great workout and very much worth the effort. The fall colors were starting to turn. This was far more evident on the trees looking west and north in the little bowl on the summit ridge. The rounmd-trip hike took me about 3 hours. The following day we drove up the back side road and explored the upper meadows and forests, spending a few hours just relaxing in our camp chairs, periodically driving to somewhere different for some different views. Great hike and very convenient to Flagstaff.
Posted Jun 5, 2007 10:31 am

2skinnersDisappointed!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2007
Climbed to the summit via the lookout trail. A good workout, but the views were not all that great from what I am used to seeing. I do however think this would be a beautiful hike during autumn. That being said, I will probably not do this one again.
Posted Jun 1, 2007 8:55 pm

stevepackLookout Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2007


Nice hike. Good workout for just coming from 800 feet a week before. Nice views.
Posted May 26, 2007 11:51 pm

Jerry LRoute Climbed: Standard  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2007

Jerry L

Posted May 8, 2007 7:29 pm

eferesenMt. Elden  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2005


For me it is the ugliest way to hike this. Sandy Seep to Hearts Trail to the top of Elden is the best route in my opinion.
Posted Mar 10, 2007 7:47 pm

Anya JingleMt. Elden Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 16, 2002

Anya Jingle

Good workout before a long drive home after Humphrey's Peak a day before. Photos are here: Mount Elden hike
Posted Jan 28, 2007 2:56 am

MissybootsRoute Climbed: Look Out Date Climbed: 10/20/05  Sucess!
A friend suggested I go up Elden while visiting Flagstaff and dropped me off to hike the mountain. He hadn't hiked it, but a friend had. I made it up with a bit of heavy breathing. The view and Autumn color were worth the work. On the summit, I had to hurry as the sun was setting. The sun hitting the other side of the mountain was gorgeous. The scramble down was an experience. I'll definitely need the info on terrain next time I go for a new trail later in the day.
Posted Nov 5, 2005 12:25 am

cp0915Route Climbed: Date Climbed: Aug & Nov 2003  Sucess!


Nice view of Flagstaff. A bit of an eyesore with all the antennas on top.
Posted Feb 18, 2004 10:14 am

peakbaggerRoute Climbed: Elden Lookout Trail Date Climbed: August 14, 2003  Sucess!


Wow! This trail is really steep! Oh, to be a worker on that trail maintenance crew...

Overall, I'd say that for such a relatively small mountain, this climb/hike is a killer. I have read that lots of folks use this route as a trainer... Now I see why. But all strenuousness aside I enjoyed the trip up. Good views, not too hot (for August), a great talk with the dude in the tower, and of course being able to spot Granite Mt. in Prescott from up there. Nice population of falcons up there too.
Posted Aug 14, 2003 2:13 pm

vbeckman74Route Climbed: eldon look out trail Date Climbed: December 2000  Sucess!


Vaughn, Dy, Ryan, Kim and Keith knocked it out in the snow. A nip of liquid warmth on top and it was back down out of the wind.
Posted May 30, 2003 8:14 am

callthedoctorRoute Climbed: Little Bear Date Climbed: 8/13/02


Didn't summit to Elden (been there, done that)...but wanted to try the Little Bear/Heart Loop...

About 11+miles of hiking....Little Bear is a wonderful ascent, Heart Trail descent is rocky and an ankle buster....

Overall a great day...horsefiles ate me alive....saw tons of hornytoads....
Posted Aug 13, 2002 3:51 am

mountaindogRoute Climbed: East Face (scramble) Date Climbed: April 2000  Sucess!


SE Face - nice 3rd and 4th class scrambling up the rock face you can see clearly from the Flagstaff Mall.
Posted Jul 30, 2002 4:54 am

callthedoctorRoute Climbed: Up Heart Trail, down Lookout... Date Climbed: 4/19/02  Sucess!


My fourth time up Eldon and this was by far, the best of my hikes...the "Heart Trail" is seldom used and I didn't see a soul until I reached "Sunset Trail". I traversed across the catwalk with great southerly views...

It was exceptionally windy and I had to lean into it for about 100 yards at one of the clearings. I reached the junction of the Lookout Trail and went up to the tower where the ranger and I were experiencing 75 mph winds in the 3-4 story Lookout tower!! WOW.

Anyway, completed the loop by going down Lookout, across Christmas Tree to Sandy Seep and back to the car...

Excellent day, despite the wind....I highly recommend this hike next time you do Eldon...plan on at least 6 hours.
Posted Apr 20, 2002 9:22 pm

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