The Best Backpacking in Cottonwood

Looking for the best backpacking in Cottonwood? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Cottonwood. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Cottonwood

  • Sedona, Arizona

    Parsons Trail

    7.27 mi / 587 ft gain
    Parsons Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Clarkdale, Arizona.
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Girdner Trail

    10.18 mi / 1076 ft gain
    Girdner Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Sedona, Arizona.
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  • Gold Canyon, Arizona

    Sycamore Basin Trail

    55.55 mi / 7293 ft gain
    Sycamore Basin Trail is an out-and-back trail that is strenuous located near Clarkdale, Arizona.
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Bear Mountain Trail

    4.61 mi / 1811 ft gain
    Bear Mountain Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Sedona, Arizona.
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Mescal, Aerie, Cockscomb and Dawa Loop

    13.29 mi / 1227 ft gain
    Mescal, Aerie, Cockscomb and Dawa Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Sedona, Arizona.
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Hot Loop, Schnebley Hill, Munds Mountain and Jack's Can Trail

    22.75 mi / 3684 ft gain
    Hot Loop, Schnebley Hill, Munds Mountain and Jack's Can Trail is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Sedona, Arizona.
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Oak Creek via Huckaby Trail

    3.07 mi / 548 ft gain
    Oak Creek via Huckaby Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Sedona, Arizona.
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    West Fork Trail

    5.0
    6.49 mi / 1102 ft gain
    This is one of the most beautiful hikes in Sedona, Arizona. It is a fairly easy hike, although it is 6 miles roundtrip. A lot of families come here, and children love to play in the water. There are various stream crossings, but for most of them, you should be able to keep dry. The canyon walls ...
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  • Williams, Arizona

    Hike the Kelsey Spring/Hog Hill/Dorsey Spring Loop

    13.4 mi / 2200 ft gain
    This hike starts at the Kelsey Spring Trailhead. Park at the end of Forest Service Road 538G. There is parking for about 6-7 cars. Just past the signage for the trail, which is also called Kelsey Winter Trail, there is a trail registration box. Be sure to sign in. The trail descends steeply for t...
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  • Prescott, Arizona

    Prescott Circle Trail

    53.67 mi / 7480 ft gain
    Prescott Circle Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Prescott, Arizona.
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  • Prescott, Arizona

    #62, #9854, #305 Loop

    9.81 mi / 0 ft gain
    #62, #9854, #305 Loop is a loop trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Prescott, Arizona.
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  • Prescott, Arizona

    Prescott Circle Trail: Segment 11

    4.39 mi / 604 ft gain
    Prescott Circle Trail: Segment 11 is a point-to-point trail located near Prescott, Arizona.
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  • Prescott, Arizona

    Prescott Circle Trail: Segment 07

    4.96 mi / 997 ft gain
    Prescott Circle Trail: Segment 07 is a point-to-point trail located near Prescott, Arizona.
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  • Prescott, Arizona

    Prescott Circle Trail: Segment 06

    9.05 mi / 1473 ft gain
    Prescott Circle Trail: Segment 06 is a point-to-point trail located near Prescott, Arizona.
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  • Mayer, Arizona

    Verde Rim Loop Trail

    14.32 mi / 2631 ft gain
    Verde Rim Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Camp Verde, Arizona.
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  • Yavapai County, Arizona

    Soak in the Verde Hot Springs

    4.5
    2.5 mi / 200 ft gain
    The pools at the Verde Hot springs are the remnants from an old resort built in the 1920's.  The resort was a once thriving tourist attraction and also rumored to be one of Al Capone's hideouts.  In the 1960's a fire destroyed the resort only leaving behind the foundation and the thermal pools al...
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