Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Adobe Jack Day Hike
when Trip Report : September 13, 2014
where Sedona
the hike     For this day of leisurely hiking, breathtaking views, and available cultural experiences, your first stop will be at the recently opened Adobe Jack Trailhead on Route 89A heading down the hill from West to Uptown Sedona. From there we will hike up the Adobe Jack trail to Devil’s Kitchen, then proceed in a loop using Jordan, Cibola Pass, Javelina, and Crusty trails back to the trailhead. Several of these trails have just recently opened and/or been extended. Have the camera ready as both geological landmarks and wildlife (particularly birds) will be in abundance.
    Once we have all regrouped at the termination of the hike, we will head a short distance back into West Sedona for a late lunch. Then, those who are so inclined are encouraged to take the short drive over towards Tlaquepaque on Highway 179 just south of the “Y” intersection with 89A. There you can enjoy the color, music, dancing, and cuisine of the 41st annual Fiesta del Tlaquepaque which is a celebration of Mexican Independence Day. Further information/options involving Uptown parking and transportation suggestions to the Fiesta will be shared closer to the day of the event. Interest in the Fiesta will be solicited in advance in order to assign transportation.
    Please note that even though summer heat will be moderating at this time and there is shade within sections of the trails, anticipate that temperatures will be approaching 90 degrees as we conclude the hike. Prepare accordingly with plenty of water, sunscreen, and hats. Monsoon season will be past its peak but still in play.
distance 6 miles
time 4-5 hours
EC +-610' elevation change
elevations 4239' (Soldier Wash) to 4655' (Cibola Pass)
type loop
starting at
Adobe Jack Trailhead 34° 51.903' N,  111° 46.597' W  [NAD27]
on trail 100% — Adobe Jack, Jordan, Cibola Pass, Javelina, and Crusty Trails
rating "C"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Sedona
meet 6:30 AM in the Fry’s parking lot on the SW corner of I-17 & Bell Road. Park behind Denny’s, near the entrance to the Deer Valley Park & Ride.
drive Because of the anticipated traffic on 179 for the Fiesta, the suggested approach to the trailhead is exiting I-17 at Camp Verde, take AZ 260 left to Cottonwood, and right on 89A through West Sedona. The trailhead is on the left just a few hundred feet past Airport Road (and just before the scenic soon to be completed new Lisa Dahl restaurant Mariposa Grill). A Red Rock Pass is NOT required at this location.

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