Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Chimney Mountain Mocha Day Hike
when Trip Report : February 16, 2019
where West Sedona
the hike     This hike will be a potpourri of rock scrambling, bushwhacking, and navigation of established trails both old and new. Included will be climbing up towards Coffee Pot, considerable use of a boulder-strewn wash, and ups and downs on trails bordering Thunder Mountain and Chimney Rock. Views will be spectacular at several points along the way.
    Please note this hike will contain brief but steep ascents and descents, rock hopping over possible shallow water, and arm and leg exposure traversing through native foliage. Keep this in mind when determining your capabilities to perform and equipping.
distance 9 miles
time 6-7 hours
EC +-1200' elevation change
type Triple Loop
starting at
Sugarloaf Trailhead 34° 52.454' N,  111° 47.759' W  [NAD27]
on trail 75%
rating "B-"     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 6:00 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. I will need an organizer at that location.
•  I-17 north to Exit 287 at Camp Verde.
Left to Cottonwood on AZ-260.
Right on 89A toward Sedona.
Continue 16.5 miles to Coffee Pot Dr.
Left on Coffee Pot to Sanborn Drive (0.5 miles - three way stop).
Left on Sanborn Drive to Little Elf Drive (0.1 miles).
Left on Sanborn Drive to one of two routes:
•  If there is a DETOUR sign posted at Arbuckle (1st right) follow signs to the trailhead.
•  If the DETOUR signs are absent proceed to Little Elf (2nd right) and follow to trailhead.

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