Edge of the World

Total Miles
26.1

Elevation

2,244.23 ft

Duration

2 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Edge of the World (FS RD 231) is a wonderfully scenic, and easy, a route traversing through AZ State Trust land and Coconino National Forest leaving Flagstaff and heading South toward the East Pocket Lookout. Start your adventure through the Ponderosa pines by passing a couple of parks en route to Rogers Lake, a seasonal lake bed, where one can stop and hike the Two Spot Trail. As you continue South, there are many other forest service roads that can be accessed and dozens of dispersed campsites along the way leading to multiple days of exploring if time permits. The last portion of the trail, heading East toward East Pocket Knob, borders the Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness to the South. This area provides a stunning overlook of Sedona and the red rocks in the distance and also provides some of the most scenic dispersed campsites in the area. Plan accordingly as these spots fill up quickly. Driving through State Trust land is permitted, however, if you wish to stop or camp on State Trust land a permit is required. As always, be a steward of our public lands and national forests; observe Tread Lightly! principles and have fun.

Photos of Edge of the World

Edge of the World
Edge of the World
Edge of the World

Difficulty

Mostly easy, graded gravel/dirt road. Many areas with washboard erosion and a few areas with deep ruts, but most can be bypassed by driving around them on this full width road. Most vehicles will have no problem with this trail. Road not maintained after rain or snow.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Jesus Ramos
May 26, 2024
1999 Honda CR-V
Open
Normal
Dusty
Was a little busy on the trail. Passed around 10 different vehicles by the time made it to the end. Beautiful clear view. Vegetation super green. Few squirrels and cows too!
Tom Hodgin
May 14, 2024
2022 Ford Bronco
Open
Dusty
Shane Ruiz
Apr 04, 2024
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Snow/Ice
Washboard
Prepare for a mucky escapade worthy of the "Pig Pen" chronicles. Just a half-hour in, we hit snow so deep my truck flirted with becoming a decorative iceberg. Managed to yank a couple of poor souls from nature's chilly embrace before wisely calling it quits. The route was a masterclass in slop and mud – think a spa day gone horribly wrong. Advice for the brave souls daring to follow: without a winch, you're basically signing up for an involuntary wilderness retreat, courtesy of zero bars on your phone. Consider this the ultimate "get stuck and maybe meet a bear" adventure package.
Noel Cervantes
Mar 31, 2024
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Snow/Ice
Gate was open and was able to go through for a couple miles before path was be coming blocked with heavy in melted snow from recent storm.

Access Description

From the South of Flagstaff, take I-17N to 1-40W to Flagstaff Ranch Road. Head South on Flagstaff Ranch Road then turns Left onto Kiltie Lane. Turn Right onto Woody Mountain Road (FS RD 231) a.k.a. Edge of the World.

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