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Arizona Trail Trek- Mormon Lake to Sandy's Canyon Women's Backpack

Arizona Trail Trek

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 5:00 PM (MST)

Arizona Trail Trek- Mormon Lake to Sandy's Canyon...

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Mormon Lake to Sandy's Canyon Trailhead Overnight Ended Free  

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Join Sirena as she continues her 800 mile Arizona Trail Trek from Mexico to Utah on the Arizona National Scenic Trail!

This one's for the ladies! This women’s-only backpacking trip takes us from Mormon Lake Lodge through beautiful ponderosa pine forests along Mormon Lake. We’ll cross over Lake Mary Road and go up onto Anderson Mesa past Marshall Lake and down into the colorful sandstone of Walnut Canyon.

Difficulty level:

Moderate- 31.2 miles/2,000 ft. elevation gain

Suggested Gear:

Please come prepared with with everything that you will need to backpack this passage.  You must provide your own equipment and food.  

  1. Three liters of water plus an additional two liter carrying capacity.
  2. Snacks for the day.
  3. Headlamp/ Flashlight
  4. Camera.
  5. Sunscreen.
  6. Hat.
  7. Sunglasses.
  8. Comfortable hiking attire.
  9. Water purification.
  10. Sleeping bag, Sleeping pad, and a tent or tarp.
  11. Warm clothes for the night.  
  12. A camping stove, or dinner that does not need to be cooked, such as a sandwich.
  13. Breakfast.
  14. Toiletries.  
  15. A positive attitude.

On the day of this hike, a shuttle will be available at FR 9478 1/4 mile east of Highway 3. It will depart FR9487Y for the hike's starting point (Mormon Lake lodge) promptly at 8:00 AM.

Directions to Starting Point (Mormon Lake):  From Flagstaff, take Lake Mary rd. FH 3 about twenty one miles east to the Mormon Lake Village sign. Turn right and travel about seven miles to the Mormon Lake Village lodge.

Directions to Ending Point (FR 9478Y):Located 1/4 mile north of the Canyon Vista Campground southeast of Flagstaff, Arizona.  From the Lake Mary road exit off I-17 head east six miles.  Look for an Arizona Trail Event sign at the turnoff.


Donations are greatly appreciated and will go toward Sirena's campaign to raise $20,000 for the Arizona Trail Association to maintain, promote and protect the Arizona National Scenic Trail.

Understand that during participation in this adventure you may be exposed to a variety of hazards and risks, foreseen and unforeseen, which are inherent in each tour and cannot be eliminated without destroying the unique character of the outing. To participate in any Arizona Trail hike you will be required to sign a form that states your acknowledgement of responsibility, express assumption of risk, and release of liability.

Questions? Please email azttrek@aztrail.org


Have questions about Arizona Trail Trek- Mormon Lake to Sandy's Canyon Women's Backpack? Contact Arizona Trail Trek

When & Where

FR 9478Y

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 5:00 PM (MST)

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Arizona Trail Trek

The Arizona Trail Trek is an 800-mile thru-hike from Mexico to Utah to promote the Arizona National Scenic Trail, the Gateway Communities and the new official guidebook!

Join Sirena on selected dayhikes and backpacking trips highlighting the best of the Arizona Trail or at fun Gateway Community events featuring live music, food, and Arizona Trail Ale! Can't get out to any of the events or hikes? Follow along with satellite tracking and on-the-trail updates from the Arizona Trail Association Facebook and on Twitter at @AZTRAIL #AZTtrek as Sirena hikes up the state and shares her experiences.

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