Doe Mountain Trail No. 60

Area Status: Open
View of Bear Mountain and the edge of Doe Mountain from partway up Doe Mountain Trail
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This trail not only provides a big dividend of scenery for a moderate outlay of exertion, but it is easily accessible as well.

From the ample parking lot at its trailhead, the Doe Mountain Trail switchbacks directly up the north side of this low, flat-topped Mesa. As you climb, you'll want to take time out to enjoy the excellent views of the surrounding countryside. A layer of erosion resistant cap rock has given Doe Mountain its classic mesa shape and provides hikers with a great platform from which enjoy the panoramic view.

From this 400 foot high perspective, you can see a number of the Sedona Red Rocks Country's more prominent landmarks . You'll see Bear, Maroon, and Wilson mountains, Loy, Boynton, and Secret Canyons, Chimney Rock, and the Cockscomb to name a few. Sedona is visible to the east and off to the south, Munds Mountain and Sycamore Pass mark the location of Sycamore Canyon and the Verde Valley.

Length: 0.7 miles to the top of the mesa, 1.3 miles around the edge.

Photo (above): View of Bear Mountain, the mouth of Fay Canyon, and the edge of Doe Mountain from partway up Doe Mountain Trail. (USFS Coconino National Forest)


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Trails: Doe Mountain No. 60

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At a Glance

Area Amenities: Toilets
Open Season: Year-round
Closest Towns: Sedona, AZ
Passes: Red Rock Pass or America the Beautiful Pass required to park at the trailhead.
Operated By: Red Rock Ranger District - 928-203-2900
Information Center: Hiking time: 2 hours round trip Notes: No motor vehicles

General Information

General Notes:

Length: 0.7 miles to the top of the mesa, 1.3 miles around the edge.


Leave No Trace: Recognize your role in preserving wild lands by practicing these Leave No Trace principles:

  1. Plan ahead and prepare.
  2. Travel and camp on durable surfaces.
  3. Dispose of waste properly.
  4. Leave what you find.
  5. Minimize campfire impacts.
  6. Respect wildlife.
  7. Be considerate of other visitors.


Location: About 36 miles from Flagstaff (an hour and a half travel time); 5 miles (15 minutes) from Sedona. All roads are paved.

Access: Drive 27 miles south from Flagstaff to Sedona on US 89A. Continue through Sedona to Dry Creek Road at the west end of town. Turn north on Dry Creek Road (FR 152C) three miles to the Boynton Canyon intersection then left on FR 152C about a mile to the trailhead.

GPS (Map): 34°53'36.7"N 111°51'54.5"W



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Map of Doe Mountain Trail


Recreation Map

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Day Hiking


Toilets: Available at the trailhead

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0.7 miles

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  Elevation : 
4605 at trailhead