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Fay Canyon Trail

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Length


1.2 Miles 1.9 Kilometers


273' 83 m

Ascent

-6' -2 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

4,850' 1,478 m

High

4,582' 1,397 m

Low

Shared By John Maurizi

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All Clear 38 days ago
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A nice hike to Fay Canyon Arch and the box canyon at the end.

John Maurizi

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Description

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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Nov 4, 2018
Jeff Calleja
Oct 19, 2018
Susan Jean
honeymoon hike
Sep 12, 2018
E Z
Good 1.2mi
Sep 11, 2018
E Z
Hiked with Sharon and doggy Tessa. Sandy terrain first several yards, and a bit of a rocky path at times but overall a pleasant and very easy hike.
May 27, 2018
Zach Perrault
May 19, 2018
Matt Boldt
Jan 5, 2018
Jeff Nielsen
Jan 4, 2018
Greg Clark

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