Desert Dreams: Arizona’s FKT Routes

by | Apr 19, 2023 | Routes

With big, popular routes like the Grand Canyon Rimn to Rim to Rim and the Arizona Trail, it’s not surprising that women’s participation in FKTs in the desert state is strong. In 2022, 47% of the new FKTS were set by women, and only 29 of the 66 posted routes don’t have a posted women’s time (44%).

If you want to set an FKT on a route that does not have a posted women’s FKT, you should search for known times on Strava and Google. 

But even with such a strong showing from the women, there are still plenty of opportunities to chase FKTs in Arizona. No woman has recorded a triple R2R2R yet! Will it be you?

Distance in milesElevation GainPosted Women's FKT?Best Women's Time
Elden Lookout Trail2.42206Yes40m 8s
Camelback Mountain2.61,378Yes19m 46s
Queen Victoria Spire41,900No
Kendrick Peak4.32700No
Humphreys Peak Ascent4.53270Yes1h 14m17s
Baboquivari Peak5.13,200No
Blackett's Ridge5.71500Yes58m 2s
The Flatiron5.73009Yes1h 41m47s
Escudilla Mountain61,411Yes1h 6m28s
Devil's Playground Loop7.1450Yes1h 5m58s
Mount Glenn7.23,002No
Red Basin Clam Beds Loop7.2200No
Four Peaks Mother Lode8No
Chiricahua National Monument Big Loop8.91,985Yes2h 38m 6s
Mount Kimball9.44,240No
Harquahala Mountain9.63414Yes2h 10m 42s
Humphreys Peak: Car to Car9.93318Yes2h 16m21s
South Mountain Loop via Bursera Trailhead10.32,608No
Sycamore Rim Trail111,100No
Superstition Ridgeline: One Way11.74709Yes3h 43m 23s
Granite Mountain: Open Course122,260No
Granite Mountain: Dislocation Buttress122,260No
Mount Lemmon: Ascent12.66,348Yes3h 13m21s
Mount Lemmon: Up & Down12.66,348Yes5h 41m9s
Mt Wrightson13.33914Yes2h 18m38s
National Trail16.32389Yes2h 51m25s
Mount Baldy Loop16.52,631Yes2h 43m58s
Mt. Elden/Dry Lake Hills 1216.83,400No
Three Pass Loop18.73814Yes3h 5m8s
Sedona Triple Crown204,000No
Grand Canyon Crossings: R2R20.57410Yes3h 11m 57s
Phoenix Phearsome Phour20.75,500Yes4h 21m 58s
Juniper Mesa Loop22.22,531No
Superstition Ridgeline: Out & Back23.18944No
Cochise Stronghold Loop24.63,091Yes5h 2m 24s
Chiricahua All Trails25.64,000Yes7h 36m32s
Nankoweap Trail287,570No
Deer Creek Lollipop28.87392Yes13h 56m 5s
National Trail30.24718Yes5h 39m48s
South Mountain Park, National - Alta Trail Loop (AZ)30.95331Yes5h 35m 47s
Buddha Temple (Southeast Face 5.6)3216,000No
Round Hump323,750Yes7h 55m52s
Royal Arch Loop 407884No
Humphreys Peak: Up & Back from Flagstaff40.86070Yes12h 9m47s
Grand Canyon R2R2R--Old Bright Angel Variation4112,000No
Grand Canyon R2R2R-alt 42.7Yes22h 27m 20s
Flagstaff AZT Loop444,000Yes10h 57m55s
Grand Canyon Crossings: R2R2R4410,500Yes7h 25m 58s
Flagstaff Loop Trail453632Yes7h 49m 27s
Little Colorado River - Cameron to Salt Trail50.5No
Highline Trail54.78,400No
Flagstaff Fearsome Four71.814,564Yes21h 19m 39s
Black Canyon Trail72.47047Yes2d 0h48m 36s
Tucson Eastern Skyline Traverse74.424,767No
Tuckup Trail8013,000Yes2d 21h 21m33s
Grand Canyon Crossings: 2 x R2R2R8821,000Yes1d 1h 29m 45s
Tucson Five88.921,266No
Tonto Trail918,311Yes2d 14h46m 10s
Grand Canyon R2R2R-loop9716,000No
Highline Trail & Mogollon Rim Loop10819,150No
Hole to Hump1113,600Yes21h 0m7s
Grand Canyon Crossings: 3 x R2R2R13231,500No
Grand Canyon Crossings: 4 x R2R2R17642,000No
Grand Canyon Crossings: 5 x R2R2R22052,500No
Maricopa Loop24014,208Yes4d 13h47m 8s
Grand Enchantment Trail (NM, AZ)770No
Arizona Trail817113,537Yes17d 11h3m 0s

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