Dry Creek Road

Sedona, Arizona

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This high-clearance road is immensely popular with photographers who like the diversity of the red rock scenery along its length. At sunset especially, the rocks take on a luminescent quality as the red color deepens. The scene often produces some wonderful atmospheric photographs. The trail is roughly graded dirt along its entire length. There are many pull-ins at viewpoints along the trail, but because of the popularity of the area, camping is not allowed. The trail meanders alongside Dry Creek for much of the way, and the pull-ins can be used for picnicking or just relaxing amid some of the most beautiful scenery in Arizona. Special Attractions: Stunning views of red rock country; Access to a number of popular hiking trails; Historic cowboy cabin located a short distance from the main trail. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions.

Dry Creek Road Professional Review and Guide

"This high-clearance road is immensely popular with photographers who like the diversity of the red rock scenery along its length. At sunset especially, the rocks take on a luminescent quality as the red color deepens. The scene often produces some wonderful atmospheric photographs. The trail is roughly graded dirt along its entire length. There are many pull-ins at viewpoints along the trail, but because of the popularity of the area, camping is not allowed.

The trail meanders alongside Dry Creek for much of the way, and the pull-ins can be used for picnicking or just relaxing amid some of the most beautiful scenery in Arizona. Special Attractions: Stunning views of red rock country; Access to a number of popular hiking trails; Historic cowboy cabin located a short distance from the main trail. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions."

Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Sedona
Distance: 4.2
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 45 minutes
Season: Year-round, best dry weather
Trailhead Elevation: 4,600 feet
Top Elevation: 4,800 feet
Local Contacts: Coconino National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Wilson Mt., Sedona; BLM Sedona; USFS Coconino National Forest, Sedona Ranger District
Driving Directions: Directions to Dry Creek Road

Recent Trail Reviews

5/27/2017
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this was a fairly easy and fun trial. the trip to the old cabin had a great rock crawling section, but not too technical. great day trip, but watch out for all the walkers on the road.


1/9/2009
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Great short trip. Followed someone in a rental car. Wouldn't recommend that as he really beat up the underbody. Trail is beautiful but busy.



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May 2018