Sedona Landmarks, Trails, and Shooting Locations


To view the map in Google Maps please click anywhere on the map above.

Caltopo Map showing various Points of Interest

In addition to the Google Map of Sedona I have added a Caltopo Map. Caltopo maps show land ownership which is very important if you plan to boondock. You do not want to camp on private land, and US Forest Service, NPS, and BLM camping regulations are often different. Caltopo maps are also preferable for off-trail hiking since they show ten feet elevation contours and terrain slope shading. Caltopo maps can also show other map sources as layers. Maps available include Openstreetmap, US Forest Service Maps, and USGS topo maps. Openstreetmap is particularly useful as it often includes additional trails and POIs such the location of ruins. Caltopo maps can also show sun shading, 24 hour low and high temperatures, precipitation, wind plots, and the air quality index. Pro users will gain the ability to see current temperature, precipitation, wind, snow-pack, and air quality index on the map.


Sedona Area Roads

The National Forest Service publishes road maps of the Coconino National Forest. All legal roads within the National Forest are shown on the maps. Other gravel/dirt roads in the National Forest are closed and you may be subject to a fine if you are found on them. Three color maps are available, an overall map, a north area map, and a south area map. The south area map includes Sedona and the Village of Oak Creek. Here are the maps in digital format, only uncollared maps are available as the legends contain important information:

Map in Geo Tiff Format KMZ Format Oruxmaps Format
Coconino National Forest KMZ Oruxmap
North Coconino National Forest KMZ Oruxmap
South Coconino National Forest KMZ Oruxmap

Sedona Trails

The tables below contain KML and GPX routes for over 130 hikes. The hikes have been divided into three groups, those north of Highway 89A, those east of Highway 179, and those west of Highway 179. A small number of trails cross Highway 179, in that case I put the trail in the section where most of the trail lies. Many of the trails are out and back but often several trails can be combined to produce a loop. Alternatively if two vehicles are available some great one way hikes can be constructed by combining several trails. Hiking distances shown below are one-way for out and back trails and total round-trip for loop trails. Most of the trails are well defined and easy to follow but we suggest you use a GPS to keep track of where you are and how to get back to civilization. Remember - "The wilderness is not your friend." If you get lost on some of the less trafficked trails you could die. A small number of the routes shown, such as the hike to the Huckaby Windows, are off-trail and can quite steep and exposed. A fall could be fatal. The Off-trail routes included are approximate, use your own judgment as to the best lines to follow.

To use the information below first select a hike using a different source such as the book "Great Sedona Hikes 4th edition" by Bill Bohan and David Butler and find the corresponding trail (or trails) below. Download either a KML or GPX file to your GPS or phone. You can then follow the trail on your GPS / phone as you hike. You can also download a KML file to your PC or MAC and view it in Google Earth. In Google Earth 3D views are available, and you can see an elevation profile by right clicking on a trail. Caltopo shows ten foot elevation lines and also slope angle shading to help you understand the terrain you will be hiking on.

Trails East of Highway 179

Trail Miles Download a KML Download a GPX
Baby Bell Trail0.25KMLGPX
Bail Trail0.35KMLGPX
Bell Rock Access Trail0.15KMLGPX
Bell Rock Trail3.6KMLGPX
Big Park Loop Trail1.5KMLGPX
Big Park Loop Connecting Trail0.1KMLGPX
Broken Arrow Trail1.5KMLGPX
Chapel Trail0.7KMLGPX
Courthouse Butte Loop Trail2.4KMLGPX
Hangover Trail3.8KMLGPX
High on the Hog Trail0.4KMLGPX
Hog Heaven Trail0.9KMLGPX
Hog Wash Trail1.5KMLGPX
Hot Loop Connector0.8KMLGPX
Hot Loop Trail12KMLGPX
Huckaby Trail2.9KMLGPX
Huckaby Windows Trail0.5KMLGPX
Jacks Canyon Trail6.2KMLGPX
Little Horse Trail1.6KMLGPX
Llama Trail2.9KMLGPX
Margs Draw Connector0.4KMLGPX
Margs Draw Trail1.9KMLGPX
Merry-Go-Round Trail0.1KMLGPX
Middle Trail0.5KMLGPX
Midgely Bridge Trail0.5KMLGPX
Munds Wagon Trail5KMLGPX
Mystic Trail1KMLGPX
Peccary Trail0.5KMLGPX
Phone Trail0.5KMLGPX
Pig Tail Trail0.7KMLGPX
Rabbit Ears Trail2.5KMLGPX
Red Tank Draw1.8KMLGPX
Submarine Rock Trail0.7KMLGPX
Twin Buttes Trail0.5KMLGPX
V-Bar-V Trail0.4KMLGPX
Woods Canyon Trail5.4KMLGPX
All Trails East of 179NAKMLGPX

Trails West of Highway 179

Trail Miles Download a KML Download a GPX
Airport Loop Trail3.3KMLGPX
Baldwin Trail2.1KMLGPX
Bandit Trail0.5KMLGPX
Carroll Canyon North0.6KMLGPX
Carroll Canyon South1.2KMLGPX
Cathedral Reflecting Pool Trail0.3KMLGPX
Cathedral Rock Trail0.6KMLGPX
Connector Skywalker to Old Post Trail0.4KMLGPX
Easy Breezy Trail2.3KMLGPX
Herkenham Trail1KMLGPX
Hiline Trail3.2KMLGPX
Homee Trail0.4KMLGPX
Ht Trail0.8KMLGPX
Kaibab Trail0.15KMLGPX
Kel Fox Trail2.7KMLGPX
Made in the Shade1.3KMLGPX
Oak Creek Caves Trail0.25KMLGPX
Old Post Trail1KMLGPX
Over Easy Trail0.25KMLGPX
Pyramid Trail1.3KMLGPX
Ramshead Trail1.1KMLGPX
Red Rock Crossing Trail0.4KMLGPX
Scheurman Trail2.3KMLGPX
Scorpion Trail2KMLGPX
Secret Slickrock Trail0.4KMLGPX
Sedona View Trail0.6KMLGPX
Skywalker Trail1.9KMLGPX
Slim Shady Trail2.6KMLGPX
Templeton Trail3.5KMLGPX
Turkey Creek Trail3.6KMLGPX
Yavapai Trail0.3KMLGPX
All Trails West of Highway 179NAKMLGPX

Trails North of Highway 89A

Trail Miles Download a KML Download a GPX
Adobe Jack Trail2KMLGPX
Aerie Trail2.9KMLGPX
Anaconda Trail1.7KMLGPX
Andante Trail0.6KMLGPX
Arch Ruin Trail0.14KMLGPX
Arizona Cypress Trail1.7KMLGPX
Bear Mountain trail2.1KMLGPX
Bear Sign Canyon2.8KMLGPX
Birthing Cave Trail0.4KMLGPX
Boynton Canyon Trail3.1KMLGPX
Boynton Upper Vortex Trail0.2KMLGPX
Boynton Vortex Trail0.2KMLGPX
Brins Mesa Trail3.5KMLGPX
Call of the Canyon Trail0.3KMLGPX
Capitol Butte South Scramble0.7KMLGPX
Centennial Trail0.4KMLGPX
Chuck Wagon Trail5.5KMLGPX
Cibola Pass Trail0.7KMLGPX
Cockscomb Trail3.6KMLGPX
Coyote Trail0.35KMLGPX
Crusty Trail0.5KMLGPX
David Miller Trail0.8KMLGPX
Dawa Trail1.8KMLGPX
Deadmans Pass Trail1.2KMLGPX
Devils Bridge Trail1KMLGPX
Doe Mountain Trail0.7KMLGPX
Dogie Trail5.7KMLGPX
Dry Creek Trail2.6KMLGPX
Fay Canyon East Ascent0.4KMLGPX
Fay Canyon Trail1.3KMLGPX
Fay Canyon West Ascent0.3KMLGPX
Girdner Trail4.8KMLGPX
Grand Central Trail2.3KMLGPX
Hilltop Ruin Trail1.3KMLGPX
HS Canyon Trail2.1KMLGPX
HS Secret Heights2.5KMLGPX
Javelina Trail1.3KMLGPX
Jim Thompson Trail2.7KMLGPX
Jordan Trail1.7KMLGPX
Last Frontier Trail4.4KMLGPX
Ledge n Airy Trail4.1KMLGPX
Long Canyon Trail4.1KMLGPX
Lost Canyon Trail1.1KMLGPX
Loy Canyon Trail5KMLGPX
Mescal Trail2.6KMLGPX
Middle Teacup Trail0.3KMLGPX
Midgely Bridge Loop Trail0.4KMLGPX
Mushroom Rock Trail0.9KMLGPX
N Wilson Mountain Trail2.2KMLGPX
Power Line Plunge Trail0.7KMLGPX
Rupp Trail0.9KMLGPX
Secret Canyon Trail1.9KMLGPX
Secret Mountain Trail5.6KMLGPX
Shamans Cave Trail0.4KMLGPX
Shamans Cave Trail Low Clearance1.2KMLGPX
Skidmark Trail0.5KMLGPX
Snake Trail0.5KMLGPX
Soldier Pass Trail2KMLGPX
Steamboat Rock Trail0.6KMLGPX
Sterling Pass Trail2.1KMLGPX
Subway Trail0.4KMLGPX
Sugar Loaf Loop0.9KMLGPX
Sugarloaf Mt0.25KMLGPX
Sunrise Trail0.75KMLGPX
Teacup Trail1.6KMLGPX
Thunder Mountain Trail1.6KMLGPX
Vultee Arch Trail1.8KMLGPX
West Fork Trail2.7KMLGPX
Western Civilization Trail2KMLGPX
Wilson Canyon Trail1.2KMLGPX
Wilson Mountain Trail4.5KMLGPX
All Trails North of 89ANAKMLGPX


USGS 24K Topo Maps

It takes twelve 24K topo maps to cover most of the hikes and drives in the Sedona area. The topo maps Sedona And Wilson Mountain cover Sedona and the Village of Oak Creek proper.

The table to the right contains the topo maps in a variety of formats. KMZ overlay files can be opened with Google Earth, and Oruxmap files can be opened with oruxmaps, a free mapping app for android phones and tablets. USGS topo maps contain a white border (called the collar) which contains information such as the map name, names of neighboring maps, date the map was created, latitude and longitude reference lines, ... While collars are very useful on printed maps, the information on the collar is much less useful for computer use. Maps with the collar removed can also be downloaded in the table to the right.

For reference here is an image showing the names of all 12 topo maps and their location. The topo maps can be downloaded to the right of this image.

Sedona Index Map

Map showing locations of Sedona Topo Maps

Sedona's Shamans Cave, also known as Robber's Roost, at Dawn

Shaman's Cave at Dawn

Cathedral Rock seen from Crescent Moon Ranch in Sedona

Cathedral Rock Reflection

The Milky Way framing Sedona's Courthouse Butte with Bell Rock to the Right

The Milky Way framing Courthouse Butte

Forked Lightning over Bell Rock in Sedona, Courthouse Butte to the left

Lightning over Bell Rock

Remnant of Mayhew Lodge near the West Fork of Oak Creek trailhead covered in snow

A White Christmas

The Milky Way over Cathedral Rock in Sedona as seen form the Templeton Trail

Reaching for the Stars

Sedona's Lee Mountain covered in snow as seen from the Little Horse Trailhead

Snow covering Lee Mountain

Sedona's Cathedral Rock as seen from the Secret Slickrock Trail

Cathedral Rock and Cactus

The Milky Way and Shaman's Cave

Shaman's Cave at Night