Deadmans Pass Trail
This trail features easy hiking and riding on open trails next to wilderness canyons and is a connector trail between the Long Canyon Trail and the Boynton Canyon Trail. For mountain bikers, this trail has a little bit of everything in the way of riding terrain - dirt road at the start, wide dirt trail along Long Canyon Trail and finally single track riding (some over rocks) on the Deadmans Pass Trail.
Trailhead Elevation: 5120 (300 ft. gain)
Uses: Hiking, equestrian, and mountain biking
Hiking time: approximately 30 minutes one-way
- Should you venture northward on either Long Canyon Trail or Boynton Canyon Trail you would be in the Red Rocks/Secret Mountain Wilderness. No mountain bikes, wheeled devices, or mechanized transportation allowed in Wilderness.
At a Glance
|Closest Towns:||Sedona, AZ|
|Passes:||Red Rock Pass or America the Beautiful Pass required to park at the Boyton Canyon Trailhead.|
|Operated By:||Red Rock District - 928-203-2900|
Location: Just north and slightly west of Sedona
GPS (Map): 34°54'27.7"N 111°50'56.4"W
- Red Rock Country Maps: Download Red Rock Country trail maps and find other Sedona recreation resources. See the Sedona Northwest map for this trail.
- 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)
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. Take the Long Canyon Trail about 3/4 mile to junction of Deadmans Pass Trail.
Alternately, you may turn southwest (left) at Long Canyon Road/Boynton Pass Road (FR 152C) junction to the Boynton Canyon trailhead. Park here and hike a 0.25 miles to the junction of the Boynton and Deadmans Pass trails.
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Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Mountain Biking Skill Rating: Intermediate for the Deadman and Mescal trails loop around Mescal Mountain (source: Cosmic Ray's Arizona Mountain Bike Guide)