Hiking on Mt. Elden

Lesser known Flagstaff Trails

Hiking on Mt. Elden
In this photo my friend Chuck & his dog Mac are standing inside a gully on the east face of Mt. Elden. The terrain behind them actually rises rather steeply and they are facing downhill. This is on a route not well traveled and known mostly to a few locals.

Sledding Fun in Flagstaff

After the storm

Sledding Fun in Flagstaff
After the Christmas eve snowstorm good sledding conditions prevailed. This photo was taken just a short way behind Elden Trails Bed and Breakfast. The popular large sledding areas in and around Flagstaff were swamped with people eager to have fun in the snow. Flagstaff has one new snow play are this year, the FT....

Winter Hiking around Mt. Elden

Snowy high country trails

Winter Hiking around Mt. Elden
Here is Mia looking at the north slope of Mt. Elden. This is a great local hike that offers great views and a little traveled path. Yes, Flagstaff recorded a good ten to twelve inches of snow Christmas eve. Snow play areas were in high gear.

A Christmas Eve Snowstorm

Merry Christmas

A Christmas Eve Snowstorm
Its a white Christmas for Flagstaff! Snow is falling heavily at this hour and Flagstaff children (and adults) are excited. From Marnie & Steve your Elden Trails Bed and Breakfast hosts we take this opportunity to wish you all a most happy Christmas. The New Year offers many challenges, some expected, some not. But...

Big Storm in Flagstaff

Snow on the way

Big  Storm in Flagstaff
This old snag stood next to the trail for many years and provided a home for a number of birds. During the big storm it finally gave it up and thundered to the ground right across the trail. With an impending snowstorm it may take awhile but eventually the forest service will cut open the path again. The forecast is...

The Mt. Elden Crevice

Flagstaff hikes

The Mt. Elden Crevice
A couple of months ago I posted some photos taken from inside the Mt. Elden crevice. My friend Chuck and I tackled this rugged route on a bright & sunny day. There is no trail but rather an arduous scramble up & over boulders. Like any such endeavor though it has its rewards. This is how the crevice looks as seen from...

Flagstaff Area Hikes

Layered clothing a must

Flagstaff Area Hikes
A recent hike up the Weatherford Trails with friend Chuck & his dog Mac. In the distance Doyle peak can be seen.; Doyle is one of the San Francisco Peaks. The trail was very muddy this day with patches of snow here & there and temperatures in the low 30's. The Forest Service had issued a bear warning for this area but we...

Flagstaff area Hiking

Winter fun in northern Arizona

Flagstaff area Hiking
Can you see the trail? There are no tracks as we were the first to walk along this stretch. Its a great time to enjoy a winter get-a-way here in Flagstaff. As soon as we get more snow we'll break out the snowshoes.

A Bear in the Woods

Great hiking trails from Elden Trails B&B.

A Bear in the Woods
Here's our dog little Mia our in the snow. This spot is about 1/2 mile from Elden Trails B&B. We walked up the trail another 100 feet or so and to my considerable surprise came upon large & fresh bear tracks that crossed out path. I knew the tracks were very fresh as they were distinct and it was snowing & blowing at the...

Winter comes to Flagstaff

First snowstorm of the season

Winter comes to Flagstaff
A strong cold front moved through our area Sunday bringing with it blustery winds much cooler temperatures and about 4 to 5 inches of snow. Last nights low here at Elden Trails B&B was 8 degrees. We should reach well into the 30's today but colder conditions look to prevail for the next week or two.. For those of you...

Snow on the Flagstaff Peaks

First storm of the season

Snow on the Flagstaff Peaks
Here's Jim Cantore checking out the snow atop Agassiz Peak. If he were up there today he'd have a lot more snow to check out. Our first storm of the winter season has coated the peaks white. with up to 14 inches of fresh powder, He would also be in need of some very warm clothes. Skiers planing a trip to Arizona...

Mt. Elden rocks in Flagstaff

The Pipeline Trail

Mt. Elden rocks in Flagstaff
I wonder how many of you have seen this rock? It sits right on the edge of the Pipeline trail about 100 yards off Fat Mans Loop trail. The rock is about 9 to 10 feet high and dramatically sculpted by the forces of nature. Definitely stimulates the imagination. Our weather has turned cool and blustery. Typical fall...

Calm Skies in Flagstaff

Come see us sometime

Calm Skies in Flagstaff
The election is over and as we walked through the woods last evening the skies and winds were calm. This greater re4ality offered up a benign and nurturing presence. I was reassured that optimism is better than fear. We look to the days ahead with a new resolve to spread goodwill. Elden Trails B&B carries on with...

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Elden Trails Bed & Breakfast

Flagstaff, AZ. (928) 266-0230



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What Our Guests Are Saying

  • "Steve and Marney were wonderful hosts and our room was cosy and comfortable. Breakfast was special with everything organic and home made. Walks and wildlife were just out the window and back gate. It was great talking with Steve and Marney over breakfast, they were genuine and engaging hosts. I would recommend this B&B."

  • "Steve and Marnie are exceptional hosts in an industry (B&Bs) that has attracted too many people who are merely interested in revenues. It is obvious that they have captured the spirit of hospitality that guided B&B's previously. It shows in the lodgings, the food, and their level of helpfulness."

  • "We had a splendid one night stay at Elden Trails B&B. The studio suite is comfy and quiet with forest trails directly behind the suite with a variety of hiking options. Marnie and Steve are gracious hosts and helped us with dinner and entertainment options in Flagstaff. We can't say enough about how wonderful the breakfast was. We requested a vegan breakfast and it far exceeded our expectations. Plenty of variety and it was very tasty."

  • "We stayed for 2 nights and the experience was memorable. Steve and Marnie were exemplary. The place was spacious, elegant and comfortable. Our breakfast was amazing and should be experienced by everyone. Healthiest breakfast ever. The garden was spectacular and optimized. The best was the bonding with the whole family. Truly beautiful and authentic."

  • "Even though the weather was freezing and it was snowing the hospitality of Steve and Marnie made our stay warm and friendly. They went the extra mile to make sure our stay was comfortable and easy. The convenience to hiking trails was a nice surprise and the breakfasts....well, that's a reason to return all on its own. A big thank you for making our time in Flagstaff wonderful."

  • "A great experience in bed and breakfasting! The food is healthful and delicious. The ambiance reflects the good taste and congeniality of the innkeepers. Comfort and attention to detail are evident everywhere. Will we stay there again? Emphatically yes! We have already made reservations for our next stay in Flagstaff."

  • "Steve and Marnie are exceptional hosts; very solicitous and friendly. The breakfasts were amazing and healthy. The room is very comfortable and cozy with a separate bedroom, roomy living space and nice bathroom. There is a little frig, hot water pot and filtered water. A microwave would have made the room just perfect. Great place to stay!"

  • "We spent a quiet night in the private suite at Elden Trails. It is attractively decorated (not frou-frou) and comfortable. Our host delivered fresh coffee at our requested time first thing in the morning. The breakfast was delicious, all made from scratch. The fresh egg layers live on site. Out the back gate we had a snowy walk in the woods at the base of Mt. Elden."

  • "I stayed 4 nights when on a recent personal retreat. The food was awesome and Marnie packed a breakfast for me for the day I left at 6am. The location was exactly what I was looking for - quiet, access to gorgeous trails and hosts that were most helpful with information. Looking forward to returning there again."

  • "Great examples and advocates for sustainable living. This cute studio bed and breakfast provided the quiet night that we needed, unique touches everywhere. Would have enjoyed softer sheets but over all comfortable experience. Owners were great hosts as the left a key and warmed the studio since we were late arrivals. The property backs up to a national forest for our beloved four-legged friends to run free. The most mention-able part of our experience was the breakfast. It was healthy, wholesome and organic. We ate eggs laid that morning from the chickens right outside the studio."

  • "This is our first full summer in AZ and we wanted to get out of the heat of Phoenix. Flagstaff fit the bill and Elden Trails made us glad we came. The innkeepers are very interesting and friendly and the breakfast is delicious. Great hiking and fun historic downtown area."

  • "This B&B is great! We loved the home like feel of the cottage. The attention to detail, the delightful patio, fabulous breakfast and the hospitality of our hosts make this Bed and Breakfast one we will return to each time we head West."

  • "I stayed at Elden Trails in September 2013 for three nights before joining a Grand Canyon hiking tour. It was a beautiful spot, with great access to hiking trails and very close to downtown Flagstaff. The cabin is spacious, comfortable, and very quiet. Breakfast was absolutely delicious and I really enjoyed the company & conversation each morning. Thanks Steve & Marnie for being great hosts!"

  • "I stayed here with my girlfriend and her sister last month. It couldn't have been better. Although its a few miles from town, it is right at the heart of great hiking trails. Its set back in a quiet neighborhood which was very nice. The room is very cute and clean. The food was the best part. Breakfast was hearty and healthy. The owners are very kind."