Long Canyon Trail No. 122

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Views from Long Canyon Trail #122

Wide and nearly level, Long Canyon Trail provides easy access into Sedona's scenic red rock backcountry. For the first mile or so, the route follows an old jeep trail up an ephemeral streambed. Though this drainage is usually dry, it still supports a community of riparian or water-loving vegetation. Along the trail you'll even find a number of cypress trees, Arizona cypress, which are easily recognizable by their shaggy bark and round, gum ball-size seeds.

Providing a scenic setting for this unique habitat are a sampling of the picturesque buttes and cliffs for which the Sedona area is so famous. Steamboat Rock, Wilson Mountain, Maroon Mountain, and a number of unnamed cliffs, spires, windows and arches are visible from this trail. The trail ends at a red sandstone cliff where there are a few small Indian ruins and some primitive rock pictographs. Please don't disturb them.

See also Deadmans Pass Trail and Boynton Canyon Trail.

At a Glance

Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Sedona, AZ
Operated By: Red Rock District - 928-203-2900

General Information

General Notes:

Rating: Easy

Hiking time: 3 hours

Notes:

  • No motorized vehicles. No bikes

 

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Map showing Long Canyon Trail #122

 


Directions:

Location: 2 miles west of Sedona, 32 miles south of Flagstaff, on paved roads. The elevation ranges from 4560 to 5000 feet.

GPS (Map): 34°54'24.0"N 111°49'27.5"W

Access: Drive 27 miles south from Flagstaff on US 89A through Sedona to Dry Creek Road. Turn north (right) about a mile and a half to Long Canyon Road (FR 152D) and north (right) again about 0.5 miles to the Long Canyon Trailhead on left.

Maps

  • Red Rock Country Maps: Download Red Rock Country trail maps and find other Sedona recreation resources. See the Sedona Southeast [PDF] map for this trail system.
  • Red Rock Recreation Guide [PDF]: Info on hiking, biking, camping, and more in Arizona's magnificent Red Rock Country. Download the guide or pick one up at the Red Rock Ranger District Visitor Center.
  • The Digital Travel Map Whether you're driving, hiking, riding, or exploring, you will find this full-color, GPS-enabled map a handy reference to have on your mobile device. The map show trails, recreation sites, major landmarks, and forest roads.
  • Forest Service Topo Map (FSTopo Geo-enable PDF)

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
3.0 miles

  Latitude : 
34.9071

  Longitude : 
-111.8241

  Elevation : 
4520 at trailhead

 



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