Sterling Pass is a hiking and horse trail in Coconino County, Arizona. It is within Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness Area and Coconino National Forest. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 4,851 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,030 feet.
Sterling Pass Professional Reviews and Guides
"A less-used trail below the impressive cliffs on the north face of Wilson Mountain, in the Red Rock–Secret Mountain Wilderness."
--Bruce Grubbs, Hiking Northern Arizona (Falcon Guides).
"A less-used trail below the impressive cliffs of the north face of Wilson Mountain, in the Red Rock– Secret Mountain Wilderness. After leaving the highway, the Sterling Pass Trailclimbs steeply up a drainage and through a fine stand ofponderosa pines. It skirts a dry waterfall and begins a series of short, steep switchbacks. There are occasional views of the massive cliffs that form the north side of Wilson Mountain. There are occasionalviews of the massive cliffs that form the north side of Wilson Mountain. The hike ends at Sterling Pass, the sharpnotch between the Mogollon Rim and Wilson Mountain."
--Bruce Grubbs, Best Easy Day Hikes: Sedona (Falcon Guides).
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