The Best Hiking In Sedona

Exploring the best self-guided hikes in Red Rock Country

As the Day Hiking Capital of the World, Sedona, offers an abundance of adventure choices for you and your group visiting Red Rock Country.  Geographically, Sedona rests in a transition zone between the Colorado Plateau and Upper Sonoran Desert. Sedona's terrain is a mixture of the finest elements of: Arches, Capitol Reef, Zion, and Bryce National Park.  Sedona hiking trails vary drastically in terms of difficulty, terrain, distance, and elevation. 

It's not uncommon to start your Sedona hike in a desert setting and finish below a lush pine forest in a dark canyon. Sedona's elevation begins at just under 4,000ft, and rises above 7,000ft on it's highest northern rim. This means temperatures can range over 12 degrees in Fahrenheit--from top to bottom.  Without a doubt, Sedona offers the best overall hiking, biking, canyoneering, climbing, backpacking, and trail running in Arizona!!

Below we've attempted to simplify the process of choosing the perfect hiking trails for your upcoming trip, by grouping our favorite adventures, into separate commonly requested categories. 

Self Guided Hikes: Select Your Hiking Difficulty

Easy Hikes, Moderate Hikes, Hard Hikes

Red Rock Country Hiking Cheat Sheet: Sedona's Best in 5's 

Learn About Exploring Native American Cliff Dwellings, Pueblos, and Petroglyphs: Sedona Archaeology Sites

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Useful Hiking Links

List of Sedona Hiking Trails A - J / List of Sedona Hiking Trails L - Z

Red Rock Ranger District Recreation Guide

Free Sedona Hiking Maps with Trail Distances

Free Sedona Vortex Maps & Information

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Tour Difficulty: Easy Hikes, Moderate Hikes, Hard Hikes

Tour Length: Two Hour, Three Hour, Half Day, Full Day, Marathon Day Tours

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