Guidebook

The Best Hikes in Red Rock Country: Sedona, Arizona

Sedona, Arizona's towering red rock cliffs and mystical vortices are famous around the world!

Description

Sedona, Arizona’s towering red rock cliffs and mystical vortices are famous around the world, making it a premiere desert destination for spiritual types and adventurers alike. If you’re heading to Red Rock Country for the adventure more than the spiritual element, you’ll find all manner of options here in Sedona. From rock climbing to mountain biking to hiking, Sedona is one of the best places to adventure in the Desert Southwest.

In this guidebook, you’ll find a smattering of the best hikes that Sedona has to offer. While the total number of route options in Sedona is endless, this guidebook provides a sampler platter to get you started. Whether you want to hike Wilson Mountain, the highest point in the region, or simply take in the beauty of a glowing rock arch, this guidebook will set you up for success!

Wilson Mountain
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Wilson Mountain

Sedona
16.1 km794 m794 m
A view-heavy hike to the highest point in the Sedona area
Difficult
Private
Hangover Trail
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Hangover Trail

Sedona
13.3 km385 m385 m
A hike that follows an exciting expert-level mountain bike route.
Severe
Private
Bear Mountain
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Bear Mountain

Sedona
7.5 km636 m636 m
This Sedona hike provides gorgeous views of canyons & red rock formations.
Severe
Private
Doe Mountain
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Doe Mountain

Sedona
4.3 km187 m187 m
This short hike to a high plateau provides 360° views.
Severe
Private
Telephone Trail
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Telephone Trail

Flagstaff
3.7 km334 m334 m
This short, steep route is a rare Sedona hike providing solitude.
Severe
Private
Sterling Pass to Vultee Arch
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Sterling Pass to Vultee Arch

Sedona
7.7 km622 m622 m
A lightly-populated Sedona route that's a must-do hike in the fall.
Severe
Private
Airport Loop
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Airport Loop

Sedona
5.2 km132 m133 m
Gorgeous loop around Airport Butte offering spectacular views of the valley.
Moderate
Private