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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
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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