In Sedona, hiking is a religion. Opportunities for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking in Red Rock Country are virtually unlimited, with over 200 miles of trail. You have your pick of short and easy trips on urban trails or long and challenging adventures through the remote backcountry. If you need some advice on the best trail for you, my rule of thumb is to stop by the South Gateway Visitor Center just south of the Village of Oak Creek on highway 179. Their volunteers are extremely helpful and here you can buy the Red Rock Pass for the day to avoid any ticket violations for your car. If you’d like to research some trails on your own visit Red Rock Country’s main web site for a detailed list of trails to hike.
My favorite place in Arizona, maybe the U.S. is Sedona, but I’ve barely scratched the surface when it comes to hiking all the available trails. To date, here are my favorite hikes that showcase the best that Sedona has to offer.