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View to the North from Airport Loop Trail / Overlook Point Parking Lot

View to the east from Overlook Point
   
This website is not designed to provide directions or navigation of the trails but solely intended to give you an idea what you may see and experience on the hikes.
  


 
Coconino Loop Trail
   


Coconino is an easy to moderate trail which has many rock steps as it goes over a pass between the two peaks of butte.  Total length is about 0.5 miles.  By taking your time and enjoying the view most hikers can safely traverse the trail, but it has very steep slopes at the beginning so be careful.   

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Airport Overloop Point Trail Map

Trail Map on the Right Shows Airport Loop, Coconino Loop and Brewer Trail.   Click on Maps to Enlarge

 

Airport Loop Trail -- Map
 
Airport Loop Trail Map 

Trail divides at sign (although sign is broken) at the junction of the trail leading to the top of Overlook Point (blue arrow) and the trail leading to the trailhead of Coconino Loop Trail (red arrow). 

 
Trail Leading to Coconino Loop Trail 

Trail on the northeast side of Overlook Point which leads to Coconino Loop Trailhead.   

 
Trail Leading to Coconino Loop Trail.   On the East Side of Overlook Point 

Distant view of the beginning of Coconino Loop Trail (blue arrows).   Red arrow points to the trailhead sign. 

 
Distant View of the beginning of Coconino Loop Trail.  

Distant view of the first part of Coconino Loop Trail (blue arrows). Note the steep drop off  

 
Distant View of the First Part of Coconino Loop Trail.  Note the Steep Drop off  

Distant view of Coconino Loop Trail with Hikers enjoying the view at the edge of the cliff.  

 
 Distant view of Coconino Loop Trail with Hikers enjoying the view at the edge of the cliff.

Trailhead Sign Coconino Loop Trail 

 
Trailhead Sign Coconino Loop Tral 

The beginning of Coconino Loop Trail. 

 
The beginning of Coconino Loop Trail 

The beginning of the trail is narrow and sloping with a steep drop off to the right.  Good shoes and a dry trail is best to ensure proper footing as safety.   

 
Coconico Loop Trail - Beginning 1 

 

 
Coconico Loop Trail - Beginning 2 

 

 
Coconico Loop Trail - Beginning 3 

 

 
Coconico Loop Trail - Steep Part 

This is the most dangerous part of the trail.  It is sloping and there is a near vertical very long drop off to the right.

 
This is the most dangerous part of the trail.  It is sloping and there is a near vertical very long drop off to the right. 

The trail widens and becomes an easy hike.

 
The trail widens and becomes an easy hike. 

The trail appears to go to the right.   In this direction there are great views and an easy hike.  But this is a one way trip down Brewer Trail.  Note the trail sign (blue arrow). 

 
The trail appears to go to the right.   In this direction there are great views and an easy hike. 

Coconino Loop Trail - Junction with Brewer Trail.   To the right is a close up of the trail sign.  To complete the loop you must hike up the hill to the left.  If you go to the right to take in the great views and enticing trail, you will end up at the bottom of the butte on a road which leads to Burger King. 

 
Trail Head - Brewer Trail 

Coconino Loop Trail ascends up between the two peaks of the butte.

 
 Coconino Loop Trail ascends up between the two peaks of the butte.

A view to the South West of Cathedral Rock and Airport Loop Trail

 
A view to the South West of Cathedral Rock 

A view to the east down Brewer Trail.

 
A view to the east down Brewer Trail. 

Ascending Coconino Loop Trail

 
Ascending Coconino Loop Trail 

At the top of the pass between the two peaks.

 
At the top of the pass between the two peaks. 


Click Here To Go To Second Half of Coconino Loop Trail