Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Canyon of Fools Day Hike
when Trip Report : May 10, 2020
where west Sedona
the hike     We will be exploring numerous short segment trails adjacent to the Western Gateway, including the unique Canyon of Fools. At the time of this posting the exact route and distance is subject to change, based on potential opening of selected trails currently closed by the USFS.
    All hike arrangements will begin at the trailhead in west Sedona. No carpools will be formally organized. The parking area is expansive. Please note the additional following restrictions incorporating both club and leader directives:
A.  All participants will be screened as they arrive at the trailhead for symptoms typical of COVID19.
B. Social distancing will be strictly enforced during the hike.
C. There will be no post-hike meal scheduled.
distance 8-9 miles
time 4-5 hours
EC +-500' elevation change
type loop
starting at Arizona Cypress Trailhead
on trail 100%
rating "C"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost No Red Rock Pass Required.
weather Sedona
meet 7:00 AM at the trailhead. Hike Leader will be present starting at 6:45 AM to execute health checks. Due to elevated afternoon temperatures, an early start is necessary to complete no later than the noon.
•  North on I-17 to Camp Verde, exit 287.
Northwest on AZ 260 to Cottonwood.
Right on AZ 89A at the intersection with AZ 260 from Cottonwood.
Left on Dry Creek Road for 2.8 miles.
Left on Forest Road 9589B, 0.3 miles to trailhead. Not well-marked, but the entrance is immediately across from a “Do Not Cross When Flooded” road sign 150 feet before the intersection with Boynton Pass Road.
The Forest Road is rough but passable for a passenger vehicle.

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