Kachina Peaks Wilderness in Arizona

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Kachina Peaks Wilderness

Kachina Peak is a great location for hiking, with six trails for you to choose from, you, your friends and maybe even a dog or two won’t run out of places to run, walk or discover.

  • Kachina Peaks are a part of the San Francisco peaks. 
  • Access the Peaks via Snowbowl Road. 
  • You can enjoy the outdoors by camping or hiking in the area.

What can I see and do at Kachina Peaks Wilderness?

Kachina Peaks Wilderness offers great hiking trails. There are no campsites directly on Kachina Peaks, but there are two around the area.

Hiking: There are six trails that you can access including: Humphreys Peak, Kachina, Weatherford, Bear Jaw, Abineau, and Inner Basin. Humphreys Peak is the long strenuous trail; it’s great for an all day hike.

  • For a quick, short hike take the Inner Basin trail; it’s only 2 miles. Abineau and Bear Jaw trails form a loop that is moderate to strenuous and takes about 4.5 hours to complete. The Weatherford trail is also strenuous.
  • To get the best out of this area take Kachina Trail, it’s a five mile long moderate hike. It will guide you along with wilderness through wildflowers. It will bring you closer to nature.

Camping: The closet, opened campground next to this area is Bonito Campground. It is also close to Wupatki National Monument and Sunset Crater.

The campsite 18 miles from Flagstaff and is open May through October. The roads are paved and the 44 campsites with tables, fire rings and cooking grills, drinking water and toilets, cost $24 per night per eight people. If you have a second vehicle (such as a street-legal off-roading vehicle) that is an extra $9.00 per night.

Don’t want to stay the night? You can also picnic in this area from 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. for $9.00 for five people.

More good news? You can bring your pets here so long as they are leashed.

Where is Kachina Peak Wilderness?

It is a part of the San Francisco Peaks. Take US 180 North until Snowbowl Road, this road will take you to your destination (this will take you to the ski resort parking lot).

How much does Kachina Peak Wilderness cost?

Entrance is free.

Who can I call if I have more questions?

If you have questions call the Flagstaff Ranger office at (928) 526-0866.

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