Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Elevation Gain
1,178.00 ft (359.05 m)
Trail type
Shuttle
Distance
27.30 mi (43.93 km)
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AZT Passage 35: Babbitt Ranch is a 27.3 -mile point-to-point section of the roughly 800-mile Arizona National Scenic Trail. This moderately rated section runs from Cedar Ranch to Moqui Stage Station and is located north of Flagstaff, AZ. This passage is accessible for hikers, trail runners, long-distance backpackers, equestrians and mountain bikers. 

Passage 35 traverses north from Cedar Ranch to Moqui Station through a peaceful and remote part of Arizona. This section passes through two national forests, Coconino National Forest in the south and Kaibab National Forest in the northern section. In between the national forests the trail crosses Babbitt Ranches’ CO Bar Ranch — one of only three private properties along the Arizona National Scenic Trail (AZT).

The trail follows dirt roads and singletrack trails across a gently rolling terrain. It passes through dry grasslands sparsely vegetated with piñon-juniper woodlands, and features a vast landscape with stunning views of the San Francisco Peaks to the south.  

This section follows the historic stagecoach line that once took travelers from Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon, and it ends at Moqui Station, which was a stopover along this route.

Note that this passage crosses Arizona State Lands, and a permit is required for camping if you are outside the 15-ft. trail corridor. 

DIRECTIONS
Follow Arizona National Scenic Trail signs/trail markers.

WATER
Check the Arizona Trail Water Report for current information at: https://aztrail.org/explore/water-sources/.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INFORMATION

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Fall
Summer

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Mountain Views. Historical Significance.

Cons

Private Land.

Trailhead Elevation

6,382.00 ft (1,945.23 m)

Highest point

6,683.00 ft (2,036.98 m)

Features

Backcountry camping
Historically significant
Wildlife
Bird watching
Wildflowers

Typically multi-day

No

Suitable for

Biking

Permit required

No

Location

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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