Keyhole Sink Trail

Williams, Arizona 86046

Keyhole Sink Trail

Keyhole Sink Trail Professional Review and Guide

"A very easy trail to a unique petroglyph site near Sitgreaves Mountain. The signed trail (which is not shown on the topographic map) starts on the north side of the road at a gate. It descends very gradually through open ponderosa pine forest and small meadows.

The trail then turns northeast and passes a small stand of aspen before ending in a box canyon. A rail fence, interpretive sign, and visitor’s register mark the spot. The low, colorful volcanic cliffs, the aspens and pine, and the pool of water combine to make this a pleasant spot, especially in the late afternoon sun. Look carefully, and you will find a number of petroglyphs along the base of the wall."

More Keyhole Sink Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Close the gate behind you and you are on your way on Keyhole Sink Trail 114. There is a lot on this hike for your dog (and her human companion) to enjoy: spring and autumn, after snowmelts and rains, Keyhole Sink is a pretty pool in the heart of the box canyon. The trail’s namesake “sink” feeds a lush, green oasis that, when it holds water, is visited by deer, a plethora of woodland birds, butterflies, and spadefoot toads. Your path into the box canyon is an easy hike along a comfortable and compacted forest floor.

You and your dog wind northwest through a shady ponderosa pine and alligator juniper forest. Thanks to the double life of this trail—this is a popular cross-country skiing trail in winter— there are plenty of blue triangles on trees that keep you heading the right direction should mud or duff obscure the footpath."

"This very easy trail leads to a unique petroglyph site near Sitgreaves Mountain. spot. The low, colorful volcanic cliffs, the aspens and pines, and the pool of water all combine to
make this a pleasant spot, especially in the late afternoon.

The trail (which is not shown on the topographic map) starts at a gate on the north side of the road. The trail descends very gradually through an open ponderosa pine forest and small meadows, then turns northeast and passes a small stand of aspen before ending in a box canyon at the Keyhole Sink at 1 mile. A rail fence, interpretive sign, and visitors’ register mark the spot. The low, colorful volcanic cliffs, the aspens and pines, and the pool of water all combine to make this a pleasant spot, especially in the late afternoon."

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7/9/2007
great short trail. petroglyphs are clear and accessible. williams is a cool little route 66 town.
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Trail Information

Williams
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
2
Distance
100 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1 hour
Duration
Best spring through fall
Season
7,100 feet
Trailhead Elevation
7,100 feet
Top Elevation
Chalender Ranger District, Kaibab National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Sitgreaves Mountain; Kaibab National Forest (Williams, Chalender, and Tusayan Ranger Districts) map
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Oct 2018