Courthouse Butte Loop

Coconino National Forest, Arizona

Distance1.4mi
Elevation Gain459ft
Trailhead Elevation4,399ft
Top4,478ft
Elevation Min/Max4281/4478ft
Elevation Start/End4399/4399ft

Courthouse Butte Loop

Courthouse Butte Loop is a hiking and horse trail in Coconino County and Yavapai County, Arizona. It is within Coconino National Forest and Munds Mountain Wilderness Area. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 4,399 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 459 feet. This trail connects with the following: Voc Loop, Big Park Loop and Llama.

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100 Classic Hikes Arizona (The Mountaineers Books)
Scott S. Warren
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"Courthouse Butte and adjacent Bell Rock are two of the most popular red rock formations in the Sedona area. Not only do they nestle up to a major roadway where every passing motorist can enjoy their beauty, but an easy trail, the Courthouse Butte Loop, circumnavigates both in a memorable 4.25-mile loop. A Red Rock Pass is required for trail use." Read more
Best Easy Day Hikes: Sedona (Falcon Guides)
Bruce Grubbs
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"A day hike in and near the Munds Mountain Wilderness, offering close-up views of two of Sedona’s famous landmark rock formations, Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte." Read more
Best Loop Hikes Arizona (The Mountaineers Books)
Bruce Grubbs
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"Using the Bell Rock Pathway and informal trails, this loop encompasses both Bell Rock and its towering neighbor, Courthouse Butte, and offers dramatic views of the red rock formations." Read more

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7/20/2018
This is a really nice loop trail around Courthouse Butte and Bell Rock, especially if you start the hike early (or try it in the cooler months)! Wear a hat, take sunscreen and water. There are shaded spots along the trail occasionally but for the most part the trail is in full sun exposure. Fantastic views are everywhere and cool plant life: Juniper, yucca, and prickly pear.
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8/1/2006
Another great Sedona trail. I like this at the beginning of my trip to get used to the altitude and dry air. Beautiful views, just a nice all-around trail.
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Trail Information

Coconino National Forest
Nearby City
Coconino National Forest
Parks
Coconino National Forest
Coconino National Forest, (520) 526-0866.
Coconino National Forest, Red Rock Ranger District
Coconino National Forest; Munds Mountain Wilderness Area
Sedona Ranger District, Coconino National Forest
Local Contacts
Sedona, Munds Mountain USGS quads
USGS map: Munds Mountain
USGS Munds Park, Sedona; Coconino National Forest
USGS Sedona, Munds Mountain
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Dec 2018