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.
Courthouse Butte Loop Professional Reviews and Guides
"About 6 miles south of Sedona near the Village of Oak Creek. Scenic, easy loop along the bases of Bell Rock ad Courthouse Butte."
--Bruce Grubbs, Mountain Biking Flagstaff and Sedona (Falcon Guides).
"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."
--Scott S. Warren, 100 Classic Hikes Arizona (The Mountaineers Books).
"A day hike in and near the Munds Mountain Wilderness, offering close-up views of Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte. Don’t let the crowds of windshield tourists at the trailhead put you off. You’ll soon leave them and the roar of the highway behind."
--Bruce Grubbs, Hiking Northern Arizona (Falcon Guides).
"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."
--Bruce Grubbs, Best Easy Day Hikes: Sedona (Falcon Guides).
"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."
--Bruce Grubbs, Best Loop Hikes Arizona (The Mountaineers Books).
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