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The longest canyon in Sedona proper providing shade and red rock views.


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7.5

Miles

12.0

KM

Out and Back

5,289' 1,612 m

High

4,516' 1,377 m

Low

785' 239 m

Up

784' 239 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Views · Wildlife

Please do not disturb the artifacts or any rock art. Trail goes along Seven Canyons Golf Resort for the first mile. Please respect private property.

Overview

Wide and nearly level, Long Canyon Trail provides easy access into Sedona's scenic red rock backcountry.

Description

For the first mile or so, the route follows an old jeep trail up an ephemeral streambed. Though this drainage is usually dry, it still supports a community of riparian or water-loving vegetation. Along the trail you'll even find a number of cypress trees, Arizona cypress, which are easily recognizable by their shaggy bark and round, gum ball-size seeds.

As you get further back into the canyon you can see famous Sedona formations such as Steamboat Rock, Wilson Mountain, and Maroon Mountain. The trail ends at red sandstone cliffs where there are archeological artifacts. Please do not disturb the artifacts or any rock art.

Flora & Fauna

Cypress, Oak, Sycamore, Pine, Manzanita, Prickly Pair Cactus. Javelina, Coyote, Deer, Bear, Mountain Lion and Mexican Grey Wolf.

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#12

in Sedona

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Photos

Mescal Mountain is quite the sight.
Apr 26, 2017 near West Se…, AZ
Long Canyon Trail traverses a beautiful tread, allowing you to focus more on the views and less on your feet.
Apr 26, 2017 near West Se…, AZ
2.5 miles northwest of Deadman's Pass.
Dec 15, 2019 near West Se…, AZ
Deadmans Pass and Long Canyon junction is well signed.
Apr 26, 2017 near West Se…, AZ

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