Long Canyon

Sedona, Arizona

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A easy hike to a less-visited canyon in the Red Rock–Secret Mountain Wilderness. The mouth of Long Canyon is over a mile from the trailhead, so the first section of the hike is through open pinyon-juniper flats, with tantalizing views of the canyon walls ahead, as well as Mescal Mountain to the south. The mouth of Long Canyon is over a mile from the trailhead, so the first section of the hike is through open pinyon-juniper flats, with tantalizing views of the canyon walls ahead, as well as Mescal Mountain to the south. Contrast this quiet area with the first part of the Boynton Canyon Trail. As you pass the north tip of Mescal Mountain, you’ll reach the wilderness boundary and the junction with the Deadman Pass Trail.

Long Canyon Professional Review and Guide

"A easy hike to a less-visited canyon in the Red Rock–Secret Mountain Wilderness. The mouth of Long Canyon is over a mile from the trailhead, so the first section of the hike is through open pinyon-juniper flats, with tantalizing views of the canyon walls ahead, as well as Mescal Mountain to the south.

The mouth of Long Canyon is over a mile from the trailhead, so the first section of the hike is through open pinyon-juniper flats, with tantalizing views of the canyon walls ahead, as well as Mescal Mountain to the south. Contrast this quiet area with the first part of the Boynton Canyon Trail. As you pass the north tip of Mescal Mountain, you’ll reach the wilderness boundary and the junction with the Deadman Pass Trail."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Sedona
Distance: 4.8
Elevation Gain: 320 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 3 hours
Season: All year
Trailhead Elevation: 4,500 feet
Top Elevation: 4,800 feet
Local Contacts: Sedona Ranger District, Coconino National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Wilson Mountain; Coconino National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Long Canyon

Recent Trail Reviews

2/1/2008
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Very easy trail to hike. The views within the canyon walls are nice, but taper off as you go deeper into the canyon. Trail navigation worsens as the trail runs into an apparent dead end. Bring Mosquito repellent.



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May 2018