Wier Trail No. 85

  

The Wier Trail provides easy access to Wet Beaver Creek as it contours from near the information board on the Bell Trail before dropping to creek level at the gaging station. The gaging station is used by the USGS to record stream-flow information. Please stay away from the gaging station and do not tamper with the equipment.

The vegetation found near the junction of the Bell Trail and Wier Trail is typical Upper Sonoran species: prickly pear, agave, catclaw and juniper. Once the trail reaches the creek the vegetation changes dramatically. The Upper Sonoran species are replaced by riparian vegetation consisting of Arizona black walnut, willow, ash, sycamore, cottonwood, canyon grape, blackberries, and poison ivy (learn to identify and avoid this three-leaved plant).

The numerous deep pools in the creek contain introduced trout and bass, and the native round-tail chub. The trail continues upstream and enters the Wet Beaver Wilderness. The Wilderness is closed to the use of motorized equipment and mechanized transport, including bicycles. The trail follows the north side of the creek and ends at a large cobbled area where the creek comes in from the northeast.

At a Glance

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

General Information

Directions:

Location: 43 miles south of Flagstaff on paved and all-weather graveled roads.

Access: From I-17 turn east at exit 298. Go approximately 2 miles to FR 656. Turn left and drive the the parking lot. Hike 2 miles to the junction of Bell Trail and the Wier Trail.

GPS (Map): 34°40'25.5"N 111°42'48.0"W

Maps

 

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Wier and White Mesa Trails Map

 


General Notes:

Length: 0.75 miles (2.75 miles from beginning of the Bell Trail)

Rating: Easy

Hiking Time: 45 minutes

Notes:

  • No motor vehicles, no mechanized vehicles in the Wilderness.

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
0.75 miles

  Latitude : 
34.673752

  Longitude : 
-111.713320

 



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