Slate Mountain Day Hike - May 4, 2021

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Tuesday May 4

8:30 AM  –  3:00 PM


Trip Leaders: Dr. Kent Colbath, Geologist


Cost: $75 MNA Members - $95 Non-Members


Difficulty: Moderate


Details & Itinerary:

Located off of Highway 180 near Red Mountain, Slate Mountain (which is not made of slate) is a beautiful example of a small, extinct volcanic dome. The trail to the top follows an abandoned fire lookout road, which spirals around the mountain and provides the best views of the San Francisco Peaks Volcanic Field of any of our short hikes. The trail progresses through three of our four forest life zones in only 5 miles total to the top and back. In early May we may see abundant wildflowers at the base of the mountain. If time permits, we will make a quick stop after the hike to collect obsidian.

Participants bring a water bottle, lunch, snacks, hat, sunscreen, good walking shoes, hiking poles, a mask and your camera.

Previous Venture trips were supported with transportation to and from the museum in Flagstaff to the trip launch site in a large passenger van. However, that service will not be provided as COVID-19 remains a concern. The safest way to reduce exposure risk is to provide your own transportation to the launch site. Some folks may want to just meet there, others may want to caravan from the museum.

MNA will provide extra water and guide.

Please call Brenda Moons (928) 774-5211 x284 or email with questions or concerns.