Below are trails located within the vicinity of Sedona and the Verde Valley. Most are located in the Coconino National Forest district but several fall within the Tonto National Forest district. The links provided go directly to their U.S.F.S. pages with the trail descriptions, directions and maps for each. A map of the Red Rock Country area in the Coconino Forest showing the location of each trail can be downloaded by “right clicking” on the following link and choosing to save it to your computer: Red Rock Country Map – Coconino Forest. (PDF – 1.05 mb) Free Adobe Reader required.
Another wonderful resource for Arizona trails, is HikeArizona.com. To get the full benefit of the site, you’ll want to sign up for the free membership. I have been a member of this site for years and they never send anything or use your information. It is just to control the content on the site. And when you see the great stuff there, you’ll be glad of it. They have the best trip reports I’ve seen anywhere! You can also post your own along with photos. Highly recommended.
Wayne Ranney, well known geologist and author of Sedona Through Time: A Guide to Sedona’s Geology has written a wonderful section on Sedona’s geology. Start by visiting the Introduction to Sedona’s Geologic Story to truly understand and appreciate the beauty of this remarkable region!