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Cottonwood, Arizona

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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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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Soldier's Pass Trail to Brins Mesa Trail

    4.8
    4.4 mi / 617 ft gain
    Starting at the trailhead is a parking lot for around 14 vehicles, arrive early in the morning if you want to be guaranteed a parking spot. Otherwise the hike starts off relatively easy with a quick stop at Devil's Kitchen; a big hole in the ground where a rock has now fallen in (see pictures). ...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Devils Kitchen

    5.0
    0.35 mi / 23 ft gain
    Great spot for photos, and is at the beginning of one of the best trails in Sedona.  The parking lot can get full easily, since this is a very popular trail.  The sinkhole is close to the trailhead, but I encourage you to continue on down the Soldier’s Pass trail. As with all outdoor advent...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Brins Mesa - Soldier Pass Loop

    5.0
    7.6 mi / 1040 ft gain
    This loop starts from Vultee Arch Rd. Important to note that doing this loop from here requires a high clearance 4x4. In this direction, the trail starts off flat and crosses a dry creek bed several times. The trail is relatively easy to follow. This section passes through junipers that offer som...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Huckaby Trail

    4.0
    5.95 mi / 797 ft gain
    Huckaby Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Sedona, Arizona.
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  • Yavapai County, Arizona

    Bell Trail

    7.12 mi / 591 ft gain
    Bell Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Rimrock, Arizona.
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Wilson Mountain Trail

    11.78 mi / 3051 ft gain
    Wilson Mountain Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Sedona, Arizona.
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Hike to the Wilson Mountain Summit - South Overlook

    4.5
    9.5 mi / 2600 ft gain
    Ever wanted to see Sedona from a bird’s eye view? Sure, you could spring for a helicopter tour. Or…you could hike Wilson Mountain Summit! No other location in Sedona will offer you a view that is so expansive and so breathtaking (and one where you are actually looking DOWN on the helicopters givi...
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  • Camp Verde, Arizona

    McDonald Trail

    4.0
    0.83 mi / 351 ft gain
    McDonald Trail is an out-and-back trail that in Coconino National Forest located near Camp Verde, Arizona.
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Fly Fish Oak Creek

    4.0
    Oak Creek is spring fed from the upper reaches of Oak Creek Canyon. It flows into the Verde River and the upper sections provide for some excellent trout fishing. The trout is stocked from Page Springs Hatchery, below this area the water becomes to warm for trout to survive. While in the area, yo...
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  • Oak Creek Canyon, Arizona

    Swim in Oak Creek Canyon

    5.0
    For this adventure you'll want to make your way to Oak Creek Canyon off highway 89 in Arizona. The GPS should get you there no problemo, my recommendation would be to look for a swimming hole upstream of Slide Rock State Park. Now this adventure is a little bit of a hunt, as you're driving the ca...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Hike Munds Mountain

    6 mi / 1400 ft gain
    Munds Mt. is the highpoint due east of the town of Sedona, but due to its forested summit and trailhead accessibility limited to 4WD vehicles, it gets far less interest than hikes like Cathedral Rock, Wilson Mountain, or Fay Canyon yet has fantastic views of the town of Sedona and the surrounding...
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  • 6871 Arizona 89A, Arizona

    Explore Slide Rock State Park

    4.6
    This beautiful State Park, which is the original location of the Pendley Homestead, is a historic apple farm (the apple trees are still there!). This is a favorite stop for families in the summertime, so if you come then, make sure to arrive early.  It’s common to find throngs of people in the cr...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Camp at East Pocket (Edge of the World)

    4.8
    We love coming to this site in the Summer and Fall, but wanted to "test" our cold-weather gear before backpacking this Winter. So we went to our tried and true spot, with the comfort of our cars, so we could work out our layering and sleep system. Have a few cups of warm spiked cider and enjoy! T...
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