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 range of 1,110 ft (338 m).


[ 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 hrs26.5318 ft1,280 ft
[ B to A ]
2.5 hrs106.71,280 ft318 ft

What is the length of the Sunset Trail?

The length of the 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 trail in 2.2 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 2.5 hrs 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 Sunset 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: 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.



  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.