Rattlesnake Canyon Trail

Sedona, Arizona

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This trail is short, but because the surface is rough, it takes more than an hour to drive less than 5 miles. The trail is contained within the Rattlesnake Quiet Area, which is closed to vehicles between August 15 and December 31 to allow for nonmotorized hunting, hiking, and horseback riding. High-clearance 4WDs are required. This trail has either a rough, rutted surface, rocks up to 9 inches, mud and deep sand that may be impassable for inexperienced drivers, or stream crossings up to 18 inches deep. Certain sections may be steep enough to cause traction problems, and you may encounter very narrow shelf roads with steep drop-offs and tight clearance between rocks or trees.

Rattlesnake Canyon Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This trail is short, but because the surface is rough, it takes more than an hour to drive less than 5 miles. The trail is contained within the Rattlesnake Quiet Area, which is closed to vehicles between August 15 and December 31 to allow for nonmotorized hunting, hiking, and horseback riding.

High-clearance 4WDs are required. This trail has either a rough, rutted surface, rocks up to 9 inches, mud and deep sand that may be impassable for inexperienced drivers, or stream crossings up to 18 inches deep. Certain sections may be steep enough to cause traction problems, and you may encounter very narrow shelf roads with steep drop-offs and tight clearance between rocks or trees."

Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Sedona
Distance: 4.4
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 1.25 hours
Season: January 1 to August 15
Trailhead Elevation: 6,200 feet
Top Elevation: 6,700 feet
Local Contacts: Coconino National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Stoneman Lake, Sedona; BLM ; BLM Sedona; USFS Coconino National Forest, Beaver Creek Ranger District
Driving Directions: Directions to Rattlesnake Canyon Trail

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May 2018