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Sunday, March 23, 2014

ADOBE JACK TRAILHEAD


ADOBE JACK TRAILHEAD
Sedona
Adobe Jack Trail

Since its completion in 2012, this cluster of new trails near downtown Sedona has become quite the hot spot for urban treks. But don't be put off by its proximity to shopping and restaurants---there's quality hiking here.   Seven fresh cut trails-- Crusty, Grand Central, Coyote, Powerline Plunge, Javelina, Ant Hill Loop and Adobe Jack, add seven miles of exploratory routes that blend with the existing Soldier Pass-Thunder Mountain systems. Packed with gasp-worthy Red Rock Country views, these interlaced paths were designed for long-term sustainability and easy access to Sedona's complex geology and high desert flora.  The connectivity of these routes is a wonder---you can plan long day hikes and backpacking trips by linking with Brins Mesa trails to get to the Boynton Canyon and upper Oak Creek Canyon areas. Or, if a casual walk in tennies followed by post-trek noshing and retail therapy is your idea of an excellent adventure, then, this trailhead is your ideal launch pad.
Crusty Trail

LENGTH: 7 miles of new trails
RATING: easy-moderate
ELEVATION: 4250’-4410’


Plenty of shade on Grand Central Trail

GETTING THERE:
From the SR179/89A roundabout in Sedona, go 0.8 mile west (left, toward Cottonwood) on 89A to the trailhead on the right.
FEE: A Red Rock Pass is required
INFO: Red Rock Ranger District, Coconino National Forest, 928-203-2900

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