Coordinates 897

Uploaded April 13, 2009

Recorded April 2009

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12.99 mi

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near West Sedona, Arizona (United States)

One of the best Canyon Trails in Sedona with views, slot canyon, water. In my opinion better than West Fork and a lot less crowded.

From Sedona take the Dry Creek Road, exit right on FR152.
A high clearance car is preferred on this rocky bumpy road but there are always regular cars making it along this road.

After passing Brins Mesa trail head the Secret Canyon trail head is on the left on a short dirt road to a small parking.

The trail is well marked and easy up to the crossing with the Dave Miller Trail. (less than 2 hours return up to this point)

The trail goes to the left and goes up above the canyon floor and down again (several times) crossing the creek dozens of times.
At point "stop" the trail fades and probably ends here.

In between the canyon narrows into some slot canyon stretches. The trail mostly goes higher up the canyon wall at these points.

There is some shade in the first part up to Dave Miller Crossing.
After that the canyon narrows and there are larger trees with a lot of shade.

In the canyon the GPS signal is poor and expect up to 200 yards deviation.
The GPS route is nice to have to check how far you have to go.

Hiking time 5 hours return.

http://www.efmer.eu/trails/usa/az/sedona/secret_canyon_trail.html
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