Allens Bend is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Coconino County, Arizona. It is within Coconino National Forest. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 4,435 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is a mile with a total elevation gain of 371 feet.
Allens Bend Professional Reviews and Guides
"This is one of the few trails along Oak Creek itself. Although short, it’s an easy, pleasant walk. It’s especially fine in the fall when the colors are changing. In this area, the red rocks near the creek are shales, sandstones and limestones of the Supai formation. The Supai begins to outcrop here and forms the inner gorge of Oak Creek Canyon below this point. These mixed rock formations resulted from a fluctuating near-shore marine environment, in which deep sea limestones were laid down alternately with shallow water shale and sandstones."
--Bruce Grubbs, Hiking Northern Arizona (Falcon Guides).
"Although short, the Allens Bend Trail is a pleasant walk and one of the few trails along Oak Creek. This trail is especially fine in the fall, when the riparian forest is vibrant with fall color.The trail starts from the north end of the parking lot and follows the west bank of Oak Creek. There are several sections of elaborate trail construction near the beginning, and then the trail comes out onto a wider bench."
--Bruce Grubbs, Best Easy Day Hikes: Sedona (Falcon Guides).
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