Hike Sedona's Fay Canyon



2.2 miles

Elevation Gain

150 ft

Route Type


Added by Kathleen Buenviaje

This easy, scenic hike offers stunning views of Fay Canyon and Sedona's stunning landscape. The crowds are minimal.

Located on the outskirts of Sedona's main attractions, Fay Canyon is a hidden gem. The Fay Canyon Trail is an easy, scenic hike that takes you through this lesser-known Sedona canyon. You won't see majestic open views like those of Bell Rock, but you will find gorgeous views, without the crowds.

The trailhead is across from the parking lot on Boynton Pass Road. Around halfway through the hike, you will see a natural bridge – you can maneuver to the bridge by scrambling over some rocks.

When you reach a point that seems like the end of the hike, climb upwards to explore this area. Once you have gained some ground, turn around for views of the canyon and the valley beyond. There is a small cave to the right, as well, but the climb up is steep, and not recommended for children.

The desert sun is unforgiving, so be sure to pack enough water to keep you hydrated, even for a short hike such as this.

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8 months ago

Nice Hike

This is one of the easier hikes around Sedona, if you do this trail be sure to hike to the arch as well.

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9 months ago

Easy, Beautiful Hike

This is an easy, popular hike with great views of Sedona’s famous red rocks. Hiked it with my mom, just a few weeks after her hip surgery. She had no problem! Make sure to take the detour to the arch, it’s beautiful!

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over 4 years ago

Short trail with a great view

We hiked this short flat trail before hiking to Doe Mountain for sunset. Make sure you scale the rock at the end of the trail for stunning valley views.


about 5 years ago

Nice Easy Trail

The trail is located in West Sedona. The hike is through the Fay Canyon, and is an easier hike. The parking is across the street and you can access at least 5 different trails from it. The trail is filled with great views, but it is fairly short, and leads you to a rock face. Some people were climbing up the rock face, but most chilled and enjoyed the views. Cheers!

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