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Little Elden Springs Horse Camp

Temporarily Closed Until Further Notice

Little Elden Springs Horse Camp is closed due to damage from the Schultz Fire that burned over 15,000 acres in the San Francisco Peaks. The fire is believed to have been caused by an abandoned camp fire by careless campers. It is an example of the damage of treasured landscape that can be caused by irresponsible people. Nature will take many, many years to restore the beauty of the forest. The following described the campground before the closure.

Designated Only For Horse Campers

Elden Springs was created exclusively for campers who love riding horses into the lush Ponderosa Pine and Gamble Oak tree forest set at the base of Mount Elden. It has close views of the San Francisco Peaks next to the Kachina Peaks Wilderness Area. Elden Springs is an equestrian paradise in Flagstaff, Arizona.

All 15 campsites allow easy access for vehicles pulling horse trailers and are equipped with horse-friendly accommodations. Each camp site has a picnic table, cooking grill and two hitching posts. Tents are permitted on the site. There is a maximum of four (4) horses per camping site. Toilets are barrier-free. Reservations must be made at least three (3) days in advance.

Riding trails galore. Quiet, tranquil and scenic. Wildlife abounds. Access the Kachina Peaks Wilderness at the Weatherford Trail near Schultz Tank just up the road from the campground. Mount Elden/ Dry Lake Hills Trail System is accessible from camp and features over 30 miles of trails. The Horse Camp access trail connects to the Little Elden Trail, providing a variety of loops and trail pursuits. Deer Hill Trail, at the rear of the campground, heads due north for 4.5 miles offering amazing views of the San Francisco Peaks.

Camping fees apply. Existing fees at the time of this article were $20.00 per night; extra vehicle: $9.00 per night. Day use $9.00 up to 5 people, 10 AM to 4 PM. Call the Flagstaff Ranger District at 928-526-0866 for current fees, season schedule which begins in early May through September or until climate conditions make camping unreasonable.

Directions, Location and Distance

Elden Springs Horse Camp is about 5 miles northeast of Flagstaff, Arizona on the edge of Mount Elden at an elevation of 7,200 feet. Drive 5 miles northeast of Flagstaff on US 89. Turn west (left) on FR 556 and drive 2 miles to FR 556A. Turn north (right) and continue to the campground.

GPS: N35° 16' 45.192", W-111° 34' 44.04"

Campground Map

Map Directions To Little Elden Springs Horse Campground

More Information

Flagstaff Ranger District
5075 North Highway 89
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
(928) 526-0866

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