Arizona Hiking Gallery
Dogtown Lake Loop Hike
Kaibab National Forest, Williams, AZ
September 8, 2007
Gallery contains 15 photos
Gallery last updated: 9/16/2007
The Dogtown Lake hike is an easy, flat hike (really more of an easy stroll) around Dogtown Lake southeast of Williams, Arizona in the Kaibab National Forest. I followed the Dogtown Lake Trail counterclockwise around the lake for a 2 mile loop hike late in the afternoon. Dogtown Lake, also called Dogtown Reservoir, got its name from the prairie dogs that once populated areas near the lake.
Bill Williams Mountain rises above Dogtown Lake on a cloudy late afternoon.
The shores surrounding Downtown Lake were covered in Calliopsis (Coreopsis tinctoria) with their bright yellow flowers with maroon centers. Also known as Golden Tickseed.
Bill Williams Mountain reflected in the waters of Dogtown Lake from the lake's eastern shore.
The Dogtown Lake Trail turns to the west and follows the lake's north shore.
The Dogtown Trail barely enters the the ponderosa forest surround the lake.
The northwest shore of the lake colored yellow with Calliopsis.
Bill Williams Mountain rises above the yellow fields of Calliopsis from the northwest side of Dogtown Lake.
Calliopsis (Coreopsis tinctoria).
A lone fisherman trying his luck on Dogtown Lake.
A Great Blue Heron flees to the other side of the lake as I approched too close for his comfort.
The ponderosa forest reflected in Dogtown Lake.
A view looking east over a field of boulders from the west end of Dogtown Lake toward Davenport Hill in the distance.
The southern shore of the lake is also ringed with yellow from the fields of Calliopsis.
A view to the east toward the boat ramp and Davenport Hill from the south side of the Dogtown Lake.
The last bit of the late afternoon sun poking through the overcast sky behind Bill Williams Mountain.
All images Copyright ©2007 Terry Wright. All rights reserved.