Sandy Seep Trail #129

Coconino National Forest
Located 5.3 miles from Flagstaff, Arizona (AZ)
4 Stars
3,005 Steps 1  (1.4 mi)
Sandy Seep Trail


The Sandy Seep Trail has a maximum elevation of 7,270 ft (2,216 m), a minimum elevation of 6,898 ft (2,103 m), and an elevation range of 372 ft (113 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
3,0051.4 mi6,898 ft7,270 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
34 min31.0372 ft0 ft
[ B to A ]
29 min0.00 ft372 ft

What is the length of the Sandy Seep Trail?

The length of the trail is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) or 3,005 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Sandy Seep Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 34 min in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 29 min in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the trail while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.

Topo Maps

Download the free Sandy Seep Trail topo map and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Coconino National Forest topographic maps. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?

Adjoining 7.5' Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: White Horse Hills, AZ
  2. North Topo Map: O'Leary Peak, AZ
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Strawberry Crater, AZ
  4. West Topo Map: Humphreys Peak, AZ
  5. Topo Map: Sunset Crater West, AZ
  6. East Topo Map: Sunset Crater East, AZ
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Flagstaff West, AZ
  8. South Topo Map: Flagstaff East, AZ
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Winona, AZ

Is there a Sandy Seep trail map?

Yes, and it's free! The Sandy Seep Trail is located on the Sunset Crater West topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.



  1. Steps is a unit of distance equal to the sum of stride lengths that vary with the terrain.
  2. Length is the distance of the trail between the two trailheads, measured on the trail.
  3. Min Ele is the minimum elevation on the trail.
  4. Max Ele is the maximum elevation on the trail.
  5. Time is the typical total time required to hike the trail.
  6. Floors is the gain divided by twelve, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.