The Weatherford Trail began in 1926 as a privately built scenic road, but few Depression-era motorists could afford the toll. Now it's a wilderness trail with a relatively easy gradient. From the trailhead at Schultz Tank (elev. 8,000 feet), the well-graded trail climbs steadily through aspen and mixed conifer forests to Doyle Saddle (elev. 10,800 feet) in about 6 miles one way. (Note that some old maps show this as Fremont Saddle.) Views take in the Inner Basin and surrounding peaks. If you continue along the Weatherford Trail, you'll come to a junction with the upper end of the Inner Basin Trail. The Weatherford ends at a junction with Humphrey's Peak Trail, where you could follow it to the summit or descend to the Arizona Snowbowl. To climb all the way to summit of Humphrey's Peak and back via the Weatherford Trail is a hefty 19.4-mile roundtrip.

 
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Address:
Just east of Schultz Pass, 9 miles north of Flagstaff
Peaks/Mormon Lake Ranger Districts, 5075 N. Highway 89
Flagstaff, Arizona 86004
Parking: always open, weather permitting


Visitor Information


Telephone Number: 928-526-0866
Fax: 928-527-8288
Transportation: car
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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