Summer Hiking In Sedona
Jordon Park Trailhead
Summer hiking in Sedona is a big draw and visitors soon learn that you need to get up early to get a good parking spot at the trailhead of your choice. Most trailheads have parking lots with insufficient spaces for the traffic of hikers that want to use them. There are a couple of trailheads that have lots of parking. One that has a lot of appeal for those who enjoy summer hiking in Sedona is Jordon Park Trailhead. Here are some positive reasons why I recommend this trailhead:
- Lots of parking
- 3 main trails that head west and intersect in dozens of places with other trails (Brins Mesa, Cibola Pass, Jordon)
- Sometimes called North Urban Trail System East/West
- A 4th trail that heads east, (Jim Thompson) towards Steamboat Rock and Wilson Canyon
Golden Hour or Magic TimeIf you are a photographer, as you can see in the images, clouds add a dramatic effect. Another impressive feature is the Golden Hour or Magic Time as described in this blog article.
Other Areas With Large Parking Areas
Bell Rock & Courthouse ButteAs you come into Sedona from the Village of Oak Creek, there are two large parking areas on either side of Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte. There are many hiking paths from either side of Bell Rock.
Fay Canyon Trailhead in the 7 Canyons area off Boynton Canyon
Fay Canyon Trailhead is another improved parking lot area with many car spaces to park and begin a hike. The trails go in many directions, which all can enjoy. I like Fay Canyon, and you can see the Fay Canyon Arch off the main trail if you hike to it. This is a fairly easy hike.
Interactive Map for Summer Hiking in Sedona
Select the Link or Static Map below for the Interactive Map
HINT: On the left side of the Map Header, there is a hidden sidebar where you can uncheck strenuous, moderate, or easy hikes depending on your level of hiking expertise. As you zoom in - other trails will populate. There are many beautiful trails, such as Devil's Bridge, Soldiers Pass, and Sugarloaf, that I have not highlighted because the parking is limited. You may find parking available if you get there early (sunrise).
Also, ensure that trailheads off dirt roads do not require high clearance or 4-wheel drive vehicles.
You can find more information about other Red Rock Ranger District trailheads at this link.
Note: Cursor down to the Red Rock Ranger District for all trails.
Red Rock PassesGenerally, you will find these fee stations where needed. The sign below will tell you what you need to do. This particular fee station is at the Bell Rock Trailhead.
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