Cottonwood, Arizona

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Top Hiking Spots in and near Cottonwood

  • Sedona, Arizona

    Bell Rock Trail

    4.6
    0.78 mi / 210 ft gain
    The Bell Rock Trail in Sedona is a relatively easy hike with a majestic reward. It is a well maintained trail that with plenty of views to keep your eyes happy. Don't be surprised if you catch yourself turning around every 5 minutes and saying, "wow, this is gorgeous!" The trail itself is only ~...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Courthouse Butte Loop

    5.0
    3.83 mi / 331 ft gain
    While most people stop to hike the Bell Rock Trail, you can get away from the congestion and madness by tackling the nearby Courthouse Butte trail. This moderate hike is 4.5 miles roundtrip over relatively flat ground on a well maintained trail. To get to the trailhead, park in the Courthouse V...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Hike the Chimney Rock Loop, Sedona

    2 mi / 400 ft gain
    This loop hike starts at the Andante Trailhead at the end of Andante Road on the edge of Sedona. From the parking area, turn left (west) onto the Andante Trail and follow it for a short distance until the trail ends on the Thunder Mountain Trail. Turn left and follow the Thunder Mountain Trail un...
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  • Camp Verde, Arizona

    Copper Canyon Loop Trail 504

    5.0
    3.75 mi / 384 ft gain
    Copper Canyon Loop Trail 504 is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Camp Verde, Arizona.
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Hike the Boynton Canyon Trail

    5.0
    6 mi
    This is my favorite trail in all of Sedona. The trail head is at the end of Boynton Canyon rd near the entrance of Enchanted Spa and Resort. The trail goes along the property of Enchanted Spa for about 1 mile. This is the rockiest part of the trail as you pass by a large cliff.Soon after leaving ...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Devil's Bridge via Chuck Wagon Trail

    5.0
    5.75 mi / 738 ft gain
    Devil's Bridge via Chuck Wagon Trail is an out-and-back trail near Sedona, Arizona. This trail will take you to the largest natural sandstone arch in the Sedona area.  Note: this trail permits dogs on-leash, but the steepness and footing can make it challenging and therefore not recommended for ...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Devil's Bridge Trail

    4.6
    3.94 mi / 400 ft gain
    The Devil's Bridge is the largest natural sandstone arch in Coconino National Forest and an iconic landmark. If you're visiting the Sedona area, hiking this trail is a must do. The hike: From the trailhead, the hike gradually slopes upward as it winds its way through the trees. The trail is eas...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Sedona Wind Caves

    0.52 mi / 89 ft gain
    These beautiful caves are located mid-way through a short 0.5 mile hike, rated moderate.  And if you weren’t looking, you would never know they were there…  note that they are before the end of the trail, on the right as you hike. The caves are well trafficked, so if you go, make sure to go earl...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Chapel Trail to Broken Arrow Trail to Mystic Trail Loop

    3.77 mi / 446 ft gain
    Chapel Trail to Broken Arrow Trail to Mystic Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Sedona, Arizona.
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Mescal Mountain Loop

    4.59 mi / 453 ft gain
    The Mescal Mountain Loop Hike circles Mescal Mesa uses three different trails. Park at the Mescal Trail parking area on Long Canyon Road.  The Mescal Trail is 2.4 miles long and winds up to the base of the mesa where it travels along beautiful open slick rock. It is an easy hike but the trail is ...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Devil's Bridge via Mescal Trail

    3.95 mi / 548 ft gain
    The Devil's Bridge trail head itself is accessible via a road meant for 4x4s, which your average car cannot handle. The best way around this is to park at the Mescal Trail on Long Canyon Road. From Dry Creek Road, turn right on to Long Canyon Road, where you will see trail maps and a small parkin...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Airport Loop Trail

    5.0
    3.28 mi / 338 ft gain
    Airport Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Sedona, Arizona.
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Hike to the Birthing Cave

    5.0
    2 mi / 291 ft gain
    The hike is an easy one, flat and not too long.  In the spring you'll see lots of flowers. Note, the popularity of this Sedona cave has grown in the past year, so you will most likely encounter other hikers and mountain bikers.  You start from the Long Canyon Trailhead, and I recommend going earl...
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  • Yavapai County, Arizona

    Hike to Montezuma's Well

    5.0
    0.5 mi / 117 ft gain
    This trail takes you to the rim of Montezuma Well, a massive collapsed limestone sinkhole. The springs at the bottom of the sinkhole feed a large pond which supports a unique aquatic habitat in this dry landscape. Scientists are still baffled as to the origin headwaters of the water within this c...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Broken Arrow Trail to Chapel of the Holy Cross

    4.5
    4.91 mi / 640 ft gain
    The Broken Arrow Trail is stunning.  To reach the Broken Arrow Trail from the town of Sedona, head south on 179-S for approximately 1.5 miles and turn left on Morgan Road. Drive down Morgan Road until you reach the end of the asphalt and it turns into a dirt road. Drive down the dirt road approx...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Broken Arrow Trail to Chicken Point

    4.6
    2.79 mi / 420 ft gain
    Start your hike at the Broken Arrow Trailhead, just .2 miles past the end of Morgan Rd. You will be immediately greeted by Sedona slickrock trails and red rock views for days! Take a minute to sneak a peek at Devil's Dining Room Sinkhole around 0.6 miles in. It has a sign and is just of to the ri...
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