Things to do at Frontiere at Rogers Lake
Adjacent to Frontiere at Rogers Lake is Rogers Lake County Natural Area, a 2,250-acre natural area which includes 1,400 acres of wetlands.
Rogers Lake County Natural Area offers two trails that introduce people to this high-elevation wetland. Directions to trailheads: Take Historic Route 66 west from Flagstaff and turn south on Woody Mountain Road. Travel 7.4 miles to the first (or north) trailhead, and travel another 1.1 miles to the second (or south) trailhead (or 8.5 miles from Route 66); stay on Forest Road 231.
Gold Digger Trail - 4-mile, single-track loop along east side of Woody Mountain Road that takes visitors to the forested uplands; at the halfway point along the trail, users will encounter a shade ramada with rainwater collection feature for birds.
2-Spot Trail - 2-mile loop. Visitors will experience an abandoned railroad line along the lakebed, with views of the San Francisco Peaks. Take in some wildlife viewing on a watchable wildlife platform next to the lake.
You can also take the Rogers Trail, which connects Fort Tuthill County Park and Rogers Lake County Natural Area. This 5.4 mile trail is accessed from the Flagstaff Loop Trail via the Soldiers Trail at Fort Tuthill County Park, or from Gold Digger Trail.
Rogers Lake County Natural Area is one of 30 watchable wildlife sites within 30 miles of Flagstaff. Visitors may see elk, black bear, pronghorn, prairie dogs, coyote, frogs, bald eagles, and migrating waterfowl.
Check out Arizona Watchable Wildlife Experience for additional watchable wildlife viewing sites in Northern Arizona.
There’s abundant natural scenery at Frontiere at Rogers Lake. Whether you hike the trails at the nearby natural area or take in the views at the watchable wildlife platform, you’re sure to get memorable photos of your time in the area.
What’s the latest in how people connect with nature? It’s called forest bathing, and it’s a great way for people to slow down and immerse themselves in the natural environment. Slow down, breathe deeply, notice what is going on all around you.