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Yavapai County, Arizona

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Top Chillin Spots in and near Yavapai County

  • Prescott, Arizona

    Hike Lynx Lake

    4.8
    3.52 mi / 182 ft gain
    Starting at the parking lot, you will have to pay your dues prior to beginning your hike. You will immediately be met with fresh air and refreshing summer temperatures. A short decent down will lead you to the first trail marker, which the 55-acre lake becomes the centerpiece of your view. At thi...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    4X4 to Honanki Heritage Site

    One of Sedona’s best and most scenic drives, that happens to also lead to Native American ruins, has to be Loy Butte Road (FR-525). This route also forms the eastern half of the famous Outlaw 4×4 Jeep Trail. The road is very rough in places, especially during the latter part of the drive. The roa...
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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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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Explore Crescent Moon Ranch

    Crescent Moon Ranch was established in the 1880's, and now serves as a day use facility for the U.S. Forest Service. It lies on Oak Creek directly below Cathedral Rock, one of the most iconic towering monuments in Sedona. The ranch is beautiful, and is popular for picnic's, swimming, hiking, and ...
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  • Yavapai County, Arizona

    Explore Montezuma's Castle National Monument

    4.6
    Montezuma Castle is actually one of the United State's first National Monuments. This five story 50 room cliff dwelling is one of the best preserved in all of North America. There is a short interpretive walk along the cliff in which one can see the many remnants of the previous inhabitants.The S...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Hike the Oak Creek Trail

    4.5
    1.1 mi / 26 ft gain
    Great, short hike in Red Rock Crossing. Make sure to check out the hundreds of cairns at Buddha Beach. Beautiful views of Cathedral Rock.  Lots of places to relax and have lunch, with picnic tables near the parking lot.  Lots of parking, good amount of shade down near the creek.   Good for all sk...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Hike or Bike Secret Slickrock Trail

    5.0
    0.8 mi / 107 ft gain
    Wanting a short and sweet sunset or sunrise spot in Sedona away from some of the crowds? This easily accessible trail is great for people wanting picnics, a quick photography spot (we saw a couple from their wedding doing a photo shoot here), and a cool spot to watch the sun rise or set with the ...
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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

    Hike or Bike the Hiline Trail in Sedona

    5.0
    8 mi / 480 ft gain
    Start this incredible hike by parking at the Yavapai Point parking lot. Start the short hike (0.13 miles) on the Kaibab Trail which will run into Yavapai Vista Trail (0.27 miles) towards the Slim Shady Trail. Here you will have an incredible view of Bell Rock and Courthouse Vista an excellent pla...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Camp at East Pocket (Edge of the World)

    4.7
    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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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Dispersed Camping in Coconino National Forest (Edge of the World)

    5.0
    This campsite is definitely out there. You'll take a dirt road into what seems to be a thick forest. Tell your GPS to put you on Woody Mountain Road in Flagstaff, AZ. Once you are on this road set your speedometer and follow this road for about 23 miles. Do not make any turns off of this road, th...
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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

    Picnic at Banjo Bill

    Nestled in Oak Creek Canyon, and throughout the Red Rock District are several picnic and day-use areas. Popular sites include; West Fork, Red Rock Crossing, Banjo Bill and Grasshopper, which provide unique hiking, creek side picnicking, swimming and fishing opportunities. All Oak Creek Canyon cam...
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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

    Climbing at Oak Creek Canyon

    5.0
    Getting There About 18 miles south of Flagstaff on the 89A, turn into the Cave Springs parking lot and look for the trail just right of the first bridge. Hike up the chossy hill until you reach a giant sandstone slot canyon in the northwest. Climbing This canyon contained the crags, known as the ...
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