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Made in the Shade

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (2)

An excellent climb and descent, this trail has some of the best views in Sedona.


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1.3

Miles

2.1

KM

Point to Point

4,540' 1,384 m

High

4,259' 1,298 m

Low

166' 51 m

Up

305' 93 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Leashed

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Description

Done from north to south, the trail starts with a sustained climb that will get you warmed up.

You'll end up several hundred feet above the valley with fun slickrock and expansive views of Courthouse Butte and Belle Rock. Traverse along at a level elevation through more rocky trail features.

The descent is great and passes through several neat rock formations. Once on the bottom floor, it's an easy hike to the intersection with Slim Shady Trail.

It is an easy hike given the very modest elevation gain compared to adjacent Slim Shady Trail, and with very little foot and bike traffic. Being slightly higher than Slim Shady, it presents a superior view of Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte

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Shared By:

Condor77 77 with improvements by Steve Barrows

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Shot from the adjacent Made In The Shade Trail off of Slim Shady Trail, which is just slightly higher and gives a better view of Bell Rock & Courthouse Butte
Nov 24, 2019 near Village…, AZ
You just can't take a bad photo of Bell Rock.
Mar 30, 2017 near Village…, AZ
High desert beauty!  From the Slim Shady Trail
Mar 18, 2015 near Village…, AZ

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Jan 11, 2020
Dan Sharpe
Jun 5, 2019
Emily Freed
Meh not the scramble I had wanted but offers occasional shade. Easy hike 1.3mi
May 18, 2019
Ashleigh Hike
1.5mi
Jun 23, 2017
Liz Jesse
Parts of the end were hard to find. Great challenging hike for 60 year olds
May 22, 2017
Bridget H