Sunset Trail #23
Coconino National Forest

Located 6.8 miles from Flagstaff, Arizona (AZ)

4 Stars
10,903 Steps 1  (4.9 mi)
Sunset Trail


The Sunset Trail has a maximum elevation of 9,118 ft (2,779 m), a minimum elevation of 8,008 ft (2,441 m), and an elevation gain of 5,805 ft (1,769 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Sunset 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.


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
10,9034.9 mi8,008 ft9,118 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
2.2 hrs0.35,805 ft9,995 ft
[ B to A ]
2.5 hrs2.29,995 ft5,805 ft

What is the length of the Sunset Trail?

The length of the Sunset Trail is 4.9 mi (7.9 km) or 10,903 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Sunset Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the Sunset Trail in 2.2 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 2.5 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.

Sunset Trail Topo Maps

Download free Sunset Trail topo maps 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: Humphreys Peak, AZ
  2. North Topo Map: Sunset Crater West, AZ
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Sunset Crater East, AZ
  4. West Topo Map: Flagstaff West, AZ
  5. Topo Map: Flagstaff East, AZ
  6. East Topo Map: Winona, AZ
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Mountainaire, AZ
  8. South Topo Map: Lower Lake Mary, AZ
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Ashurst Lake, AZ

Is there a Sunset Trail map?

Yes, and they're free! The Sunset Trail is located on the Flagstaff East and Humphreys Peak topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

Local Weather Forecast

Check the weather forecast; this weather forecast covers the Sunset Trail in Coconino National Forest, provided by the National Weather Service. (

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  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 sum of distance on the trail where angles to the horizontal is between 30 and 50 degrees (the angle of a stairway) divided by ten, 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.

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