Lake Mary Bike Ride – Flagstaff, Arizona

Lake Mary Bike Ride – Flagstaff, Arizona
Average time:
3.5 to 4 hrs
Ride Mileage:
41 to 60 miles
Climbing Elevation:
1,716 ft
Type of ride:

Lake Mary Bike Ride in Flagstaff, AZ is One Of The Most Scenic Road Bike Rides In Arizona!


The Lake Mary bike ride in Flagstaff, Arizona is one of the best road bike rides in the state of Arizona. The views on this ride are breathtaking especially during the spring when the wildflowers are in full bloom.

This bike ride has it all:

  • Big bike lane
  • No traffic lights
  • Awesome scenery
  • Some rollers
  • Short climbs
  • Places to stop and fuel up along the bike route

While attending Northern Arizona University I spent many hours on my bike up and down the roads of this ride. The Lake Mary ride is what hooked me on cycling. You will love this ride. Just be ready for a little bit of wind.

If you want to add some mileage at mile 10 going out turn up to Marshall Lake and ride to the observatory or hit on the way back into Flagstaff, AZ. It is a good little climb and worth the out and back trip.



There are some bathrooms at Upper Lake Mary along with Mormon Lake Lodge.


At about the halfway point you can stop at the Mormon Lake Lodge to fuel up. There is a small general store in the town of Mormon Lake.

Bike Ride Map and Elevation Details

Total distance: 57.96 mi
Max elevation: 7288 ft
Min elevation: 6802 ft
Total climbing: 1737 ft
Total descent: -1737 ft
Download file: Lake Mary - Mormon Lake Ride.gpx
  • Lake Mary Bike Ride – Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Lake Mary Bike Ride – Flagstaff, Arizona


  1. Lennert March 14, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    Very nice ride this was! Can be combined with the climb to Snowbowl to add some height meters.

    • Tyler Ford March 14, 2014 at 8:01 pm

      Absolutely and climb up to Snowbowl to top off any ride in Flagstaff is the way to go!

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