Twin Buttes

Twin Buttes 5558′ Sedona Total Time: 3:15 Round trip Mikeage: 4.4 miles Elevation Gain: 2150′ Crux: Class 4 (East summit) Difficult class 3 (West summit) Trailhead: Broken Arrow Despite being in the middle of town, Twin Buttes is one of the lesser known summits in Sedona. Completely trail-less and unnamed on many maps, Twin Buttes […]

Bear Mountain

Bear Mountain 6506′ Sedona Area Total Time: 3.5 hours Roundtrip Mileage: 5.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1800′ Trailhead: Bear and Doe Mountain THs- trash, pit toilets, $5 RR pass required Companions: Holly Bear Mountain is one of the most popular hikes in Sedona, and one of the easier hikes to bring you up to the Mogollon Rim. […]

The Cockscomb

The Cockscomb 5009′ Total Time: 2 hours Roundtrip Mileage: 2.9 Elevation Gain: 500′ Crux: Class III Trailhead: Aerie Trailhead, no amenities South of Sedona is a series of small buttes, all hovering around 5000′ in elevation, summits lined by sandstone cliffs. Doe Mountain is the most well known, with a trail leading to it’s broad […]

Morning Glory Spire

Morning Glory Spire 5310′ Total Time: 3 hours (a good amount of that was time wasted on a tangled rope) Round trip mileage: 2.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1000′ Crux: Class IV (two pitches) Trailhead: Soldiers Pass, Red Rocks Pass required ($5) For the casual observer, Sedona may look like a rock climber’s paradise. With dramatic […]

Mescal Mountain

Mescal Mountain 5047′ Sedona Total Time: 1:15 Round Trip Mileage: 3.0 Elevation Gain: 750′ Class III Trailhead: Long Canyon- trash, minimal parking In Sedona, it can be hard to find much solitude. As the outdoor Mecca of Arizona, trailheads overflow and summits are over run with tourists from across the world. The shorter hikes tend […]

Capitol Butte

Capitol Butte 6255′ Sedona Total Time: 2:45 Round Trip Mileage: 3.9 miles Elevation Gain: 2400′ Class III Trailhead; Lizard Head- pit toilets, trash (Red Rocks Pass required) Although I had been to Sedona a couple times since moving to Arizona, I hadn’t done much climbing. Part of the reason is that the majority of the […]

Doe Mountain

Doe Mountain 5067’ Sedona Total Time: 1 hour Round Trip Mileage: 2.0 miles Elevation Gain: 575′ Class I Trailhead and Amenities: Bear/ Doe Mountain trailhead near Boynton Pass. Trash, Pit toilets, no water. Red Rocks Pass required. Companions: Holly For our first trip into Sedona together with some persistent intense heat and thunderstorms by noon, […]