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

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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...

November arrives with rain in flagstaff

Cooler days and farewell to fall colors

November arrives with rain in flagstaff
It looks almost like fire in the sky. but in fact was another flagstaff sunset aftermath. We enjoyed the rains that came yesterday along with cooler days. But here it is November and still no hard frost. The glorious fall colors we enjoyed for several weeks are pretty much just a memory now but great hiking weather is...

November arrives in Flagstaff

and everywhere else too for that matter

November arrives in Flagstaff
The Elden Trails Jack 'o' lanterns. We had about 20 children come knocking, all treats , no tricks. Years ago when I lived with my parents Dad was a school principle; sometimes there were indeed tricks not just treats. One year a burning tire rolled down the front steps and up onto the porch. Dad kicked it onto the front...

Another Great Northern Arizona Sunset

Flagstaff readies for "Trick or Treaters."

Another Great Northern Arizona Sunset
This photo was taken from an area of Flagstaff known as the "Banana Belt." The name derives from the sun warming the rocky south side of Mt. Elden and warming the area directly below it. I captured this image from a friends property which is only about 1/2 of a mile from Elden Trails B&B. Tonight children will be...

Full moon at Elden Trails B&B

A mild October

Full moon at Elden Trails B&B
Here's a look at our last full moon partially obscured by cloud. This is a favorite spot to photograph and is only about 300 yards behind Elden Trails B&B. This has been a mild October, warmer than any in recent memory.

A Serious Mt. Elden Hike

Great view of Flagstaff

A Serious Mt. Elden Hike
Up for a serious challenge? This photo was taken in the interior of the Mt. Elden crevice. There is no trail, you just have to follow your nose and plot a route up through the jumble of boulders and branches. This is not a hike for the faint of heart as some of the route necessitates scrambling over steep & slick...

Northern Arizona Loves Fall

Mild days & cool nights

Northern Arizona Loves Fall
What a great time of year to be here in the Flagstaff area. Our many hiking trails are bordered in a blaze of color as aspen & oak leaves take on their fall colors. In the evenings this time of year we often light a fire in the Chiminea on the Elden Trails B&B patio. We still have some days in October available but...

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Elden Trails Bed & Breakfast

Flagstaff, AZ. (928) 266-0230



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Flagstaff Visitors Bureau | Grand Canyon National Park | Arizona Highways | Arizona Swimming Holes | Lowell Observatory | Arizona Renaissance Festival | Museum of Northern Arizona




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."

  • "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."

  • "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."

  • "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."

  • "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!"

  • "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."

  • "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."

  • "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."

  • "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."

  • "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."

  • "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."

  • "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."

  • "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."