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green Fay Canyon Trail

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1.2 mile 1.9 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 273' 83 m
Descent: -6' -2 m
High: 4,850' 1,478 m
Low: 4,582' 1,397 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (3°)
Max Grade: 26% (15°)

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Trail shared by John Maurizi

A nice hike to Fay Canyon Arch and the box canyon at the end.

John Maurizi

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Fay Canyon is one of the shorter box canyons located in Sedona. The total length is about 2.5 miles roundtrip if you do not include Fay Canyon Arch or an attempt to find Fay Canyon Indian ruins. It is a very easy hike along the canyon floor with a dry wash on the right.

Fay Canyon Arch is just off to the right on the Fay Canyon Trail. It is about a 1/4 mile up the canyon. There is no sign post showing the direction of the arch. As the Fay Canyon Trail follows a dry wash on the right, you'll see a set of cairns that mark the trail. Cross the wash and follow the well-established trail. Soon, you'll be able to identify the arch. You can hike all the way up to the arch. This is a nice little side trip from the main trail.

At the end of the trail is a sign stating the end of the maintained trail. Beyond this point, you cross over the dry wash and there is a nice area in front of a sandstone fin of sorts that can be explored a bit on either side. If you go early, you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the canyon and relax a bit at the end of the trail before returning.

Directions: Located on Boynton Pass Road, between Boynton Canyon Road and the Doe Mountain Trailhead. You can’t miss the large paved parking area.

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May 17, 2019
Inessa Martin
2.4mi
May 15, 2019
Emily Freed
Apr 23, 2019
S R
Apr 20, 2019
Phil Miller
Mar 23, 2019
michael Thompson
2.5mi
Mar 10, 2019
Paul Thalacker
Jan 29, 2019
Erick Gillstrom
Dec 24, 2018
Bitsy Earl
Took a beautiful detour to the arch. Beware if you don’t have proper shoes or confidence. The trek up and down is moderate to high. 3mi

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