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General Information: Here's a convenient scenic drive that offers the same attractions as others that are much longer and farther out of town. Shultz Pass once served as a short cut from settlements in the eastern part of the Flagstaff area to downtown. Today, it plays an important role as the quickest route to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for the peace and quiet of the national forest. This drive provides easy access to great views of the San Francisco Peaks, cool ponderosa pine forests, lots of hiking trails, picturesque picnic spots where you can spend the day or set up camp. In the fall it has a good display of colorful aspens and there is even a good chance you'll see some of the resident elk, mule deer or other animals.

You can drive it in your car, pedal it on your mountain bike or even ride it on horseback. However you choose to visit this popular area, you'll no doubt find others doing the same Please show them the same consideration you would like to be shown in return.

Elevation: 8,000 Feet

Elevation Gain: 1,000 Feet

Distance: 26 Miles

Directions: From Flagstaff, Drive north about 2 miles on US 180. Just beyond the Museum of Northern Arizona, turn east on FR 420. Follow this route up and over Schultz Pass to US 89 where you'll turn right for the return trip to Flagstaff.

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Expert Review of Schultz Pass Road Scenic Drive

Parks and Outdoors Review of Schultz Pass Road Scenic Drive

Away Travel Expert: Kim Lipker
ParksExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Day Hiking,Fly-Fishing,Freshwater Fishing,Off-Roading,Scenic Drives
Parks and OutdoorsExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Make sure to stop off at the visitor center or check in advance to see if the roads are passable. It is recommended to have a four-wheel drive.

(Right off Route 180 North, approx. 5 mi. north of Flagstaff)
Schultz Pass Road
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
Parking: 24 hrs

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 1 928 774 9541 (Flagstaff Visitor Center)
Neighborhood: Snowbowl/San Francisco Peaks
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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