The Mormon Lake/Pinewood Snowmobile Trail System provides approximately 54 miles of designated snowmobile routes south of Flagstaff with four trailheads with parking. The trail system is supported through a grant from the Arizona State Parks. Although primarily used by snowmobilers in the winter, be alert for dog sledders, cross country skiers, and other winter sport enthusiasts.
The trail system features Mormon Mountain, an extinct volcano ranging between three and thirteen million years old. The trail also runs near Mormon lake, often the largest natural lake in Arizona. You may find historic sites including remnants of past timber railroads, a dairy, and other structures. The trail system is primarily within the ponderosa pine forest and is at an elevation of 6,500 to 7,500 feet.
These areas are home to elk, deer, coyote, porcupine, squirrel and other animals. Keep in mind that these animals need to conserve energy over the long winter months. Chasing or harassing animals forces animals to expend valuable energy they need to survive over the winter. Enjoy wildlife from a distance.
At a Glance
Mormon Lake, AZ, Flagstaff, AZ
||Flagstaff Ranger District - 928-526-0866
USGS Maps: Mountainaire, Lake Mary Meadows, Munds Park, Pinewood, Mormon Mountain.
General Location: Southeast of Flagstaff off of Interstate 17 and Lake Mary Road
Trailhead #1: This principal trailhead for the Mormon Lake Snowmobile Trails System is16.8 miles south of the Flagstaff I-17 and Lake Mary Road interchange. Take exit 322 (Munds Park) off of Interstate 17 and follow the road (FS Road 240, Pinewood Blvd.) east through town 2.2 miles to the trailhead on the left. GPS Map: 34°56'23.3"N 111°37'10.0"W
Trailhead #2: Accessible at Mormon Lake Lodge. Take Lake Mary Road 27.8 miles south of the I-17 interchange on Lake Mary Road, turn right at the second Mormon Lake Village turnoff and travel about 2 miles to the lodge. You may travel north or south from the lodge to access the trail system (FS Road 240 and 219, respectively). GPS Map: 34°54'41.5"N 111°28'02.3"W (1991 Mormon Lake Road West Side, Mormon Lake, AZ 86038)
Trailhead #3: Limited parking is available at the Mountainaire trailheads south of the Flagstaff I-17, Lake Mary Road interchange, exit 333 (Mountainaire/Kachina Village). Take Exit 333, travel 0.1 miles towards Mountainaire, turn right on FS Road 700 to the trailhead. GPS Map: 35°05'20.2"N 111°40'58.6"W
Trailhead #4: Limited parking is also available on FS Road 132. Take Lake Mary Road 5.7 miles south of the I-17 interchange, then right on FS Road 132 for 3 miles to the trailhead. GPS Map: 35°05'00.5"N 111°35'45.4"W (junction of FR 132 and FR 235)
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Notes: Please respect private land near the trails