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Fatman's Loop Trail, Flagstaff

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  • Fatman's Loop is a great hike for its quick climb in elevation up and around the loop. It takes about 50-60 minutes, depending on your speed, and you will meet other hikers and dogs along the way. Not...  more »
  • My wife and I are in our mid fifties and we thoroughly enjoyed our day hike on this trail. There are several beautiful views as you get higher up the mountain but don't let the elevation rise scare yo...  more »
  • The loop trail is nothing to get excited about. Short walk in the woods with an excellent chance at seeing the area wildlife- drunks passed out or living in the woods.  more »
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  • Easy hike they said! Ha! Maybe for mountain goats and triathletes. It takes about 2-1/2 hours for a person who lives at sea level, but it’s well worth it. If you go counter clockwise in the loop as you ascend there are plenty of nice rocks to sit on and enjoy the scenery, and it’s more shaded. The descent going counter clockwise has some tricky ankle turners, but less shade so you’ll need some water back at base.
  • Interesting place, and place to hike. Just in general if you want to get outside this is a nice place. I did get lost though? Which was strange because that doesn't happen to me so be aware of your surroundings. Campground nearby and some residential homes.
  • Don’t let the name fool you; this is a strenuous hike a good portion of the way up Mt Elden. But it’s not long. Children 5-10 should be able to do the loop. The east part of the loop is shallower and more interesting but longer with cool trees and rock gardens. Views are good but are east toward Sunset Crater and the mall. Parking is atrocious and completely inadequate on weekends. Don’t get parked in; leave your vehicle by the road not in the lot especially if you’re driving a long truck!
  • Challenging for someone use to much lower altitudes but beautiful and Fun none the less.
  • Awesome lookout point. Enjoyed the view!
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