Explore Red Rock Country
Looking for a specific trail or feature? Use the search box below for our Red Rock Ranger District and Coconino National Forest recreation resources.
Cell Phone Data Coverage
There is usually no cell phone service when you are in canyons or low-lying areas. We recommend downloading maps to smart devices for offline use. Avenza and Google Maps offline mode are very good. Instructions for Forest Service maps on Avenza can be found here. Google maps offline mode instructions are here.
Emergency Contact Numbers
Dial 911 to report any emergency. The Sedona area is bisected to the north by Coconino County and to the south by Yavapai county. Be aware of which county you are in when calling for an emergency.
Avoid hiking alone! Hike with a companion and inform someone where you are hiking and what time you expect to be back. If no one knows that you are hiking on a trail, leave a note in your car stating where you intend to hike and the time you expect to be back. If no one knows you are out there, no one will come looking for you.
Many popular trails have become over used and show damage to vegetation, cryptobiotic soils, water, archaeological sites and wildlife habitats. It is important for each of us to restrict our hiking to maintained Forest Service trails and to Leave No Trace when hiking in this unique ecosystem. If you pack it in, then pack it out.
Respect wildlife — This is their home. Watch wildlife from a distance. Never approach, feed or follow a wild animal. Do not remove lizards, tarantulas, snakes or other animals from the forest. Do not leave any food on the ground. Dogs can fatally frighten wild animals — please leash your dog.
Remember to share the trail and to be a safe and considerate hiker. Keep noise to a minimum in the forest where people seek to experience only the sounds of nature.
Most trailhead parking lots fill by 9am. A Red Rock Pass is required for those parking areas with enhanced recreation amenities, which include restroom facilities, day use picnic areas, informational and interpretive signing. For more information on Red Rock Pass here.
Make the Red Rock Ranger District Visitor Center your first stop when visiting Sedona, located five miles north of I-17 on SR 179. Watch for the sign on the right-hand side of the road.
- Get trip planning advice from Rangers and volunteers.
- Get maps, latest trail and road conditions.
- Buy Red Rock and Federal Passes.