Welcome!

Whether on foot, bicycle, car, or off-highway vehicle, this site will help guide you through Red Rock Country. We want to be an engaging resource in providing you with trails and features information on our unique National Forest lands.

This web site is sponsored by Sedona Friends of the Forest, a nonprofit volunteer group dedicated to assisting the Red Rock Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service.

 

Friends of the Forest helps maintain, protect, and restore the scenic beauty and natural and cultural resources of forest lands for the enjoyment and use of present and future generations.

Hiking

Click below for an interactive color-coded Hiking Trails map.

Biking

Click below for an interactive color-coded Biking Trails map

Horseback

Click below for an interactive color-coded Horseback Trails map

Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV)

Click below for an interactive color-coded OHV Trails map.

Visitor Center Information

Use the Interactive Trip Planner or click below for trail guides handed out at Visitor Center

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.

Trail Etiquette

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.

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Trailhead Parking

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.

Visitor Center

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.