Red Rock Crossing/ Cathedral Rock Hike (Sedona)

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 07:00
Dan -, 480-773-5197
B+ LENGTH: 12 mi ELEV GAIN: 1500 ft PACE: Fast

Meet at 7:00 am (depart 7:15) at the Park-and-Ride, southwest corner of Bell Road exit to I-17.

We’ll hike the Old Post and Carroll Canyon Trails to Red Rock Crossing on Oak Creek. The scenery along these well-maintained trails is nice on the way to the Crossing, and spectacular once we get there. Red Rock Crossing is one of the best-known photographic spots in Arizona, with beautiful views of Cathedral Rock across Oak Creek, and a remarkable cairn collection; so bring your cameras.

At Red Rock Crossing we’ll wade across Oak Creek (meaning either bring water shoes or hike with wet feet) and push on to Cathedral Rock via the Templeton Trail out and back. Cathedral Rock presents some interesting climbing and scrambling opportunities for those interested, while the rest can relax at one of Sedona’s most famous landmarks. The trails are generally sunny, so bring plenty of water, snacks and sunscreen.

In addition to gas, be prepared to split the Red-Rock pass parking fee for each car; and there’s a $2 hike-in fee per person at the Crossing.

Cost to non-members is $5. New members and guests must call the hike leader in advance to make sure this is the right hike for them.