Last fall we headed to Oak Creek in Sedona, Arizona. You can read about that trip HERE. This fall I wanted to experience the Birch trees up north at the San Francisco Peaks. They are so beautiful. If you live somewhere that doesn’t have fall colors, this is a must see. Find a little piece of fall in your corner of the world.

I heard horror stories of driving up to Meadow Lockett (Inner basin loop) which is probably amazing. We opted for a trail called Kachina which actually links up with Inner Basin at some point or crosses. It’s not hard to find fall color in Flagstaff in October.

The Kachina trailhead is right off the parking lot for the chair lifts for Snowbowl. Just park there and the trailhead is in the corner headed up to the lifts. We asked the attendant and he said it was okay to park there. Not far after you start hiking you will start to experience all the wonderful colors. This was maybe a few hundred feet from the trail head.

This image was about a mile in hiking and there was patches of trees along the trail. We went about 2 miles in to a peak where you could see all around, we turned around at this point. The trail gets a little weird after that and not as well marked.

This trail was very easy with little incline. I highly recommend it for families with children. We were just out for our anniversary enjoying what nature had to offer.
After hiking the Kachina Trail we set out to find some dirt roads. We headed north and came across Forest Road 151 where we found some more gorgeous backdrops. Might be a great spot to come back to in the summer.
Sometimes my husband takes good pictures of me.