Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Scorpion-Pyramid Day Hike
when Trip Report : Saturday, April 30, 2016
where Sedona
the hike     Although much of Sedona is already replete with hiking/biking trails, there are areas within the Red Rock Ranger district that are relatively unaccustomed to human exploration. Hence, in 2016 the Sedona Zoning and Planning Commission formed the Western Gateway CFA (Community Focus Area). Ultimately, the purpose is to implement the vision and goals of the Community Plan. The planning process provides an opportunity for the public, property owners and stakeholders to express their ideas for the future of this area on the western fringes of Sedona. The purpose of the CFA Plan will be to guide future improvements and development based on this input.
    Maybe there will be @25 miles of new trails as the USFS has suggested, but a preview of what could be is already available on the final leg of this hike on the brand spankin’ new Scorpion and Pyramid trails.
distance 6 miles
time 4-5 hours
EC +-1300' elevation change
type loop
starting at
Scorpion Trailhead 34° 49.969' N,  111° 48.825' W  [NAD27]
on trail 100% — Old Post, Herkenham, Scorpion, and Pyramid 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.
Somebody else will need to do the signups at I-17 & Bell.
•  I-17 to Camp Verde Exit 287.
Follow AZ-260 west and AZ-89A N/E Hwy 89A to Upper Red Rock Loop Rd. in Sedona (27 miles), just past the high school.
•  Turn right and travel 1.8 miles south to the Scorpion Trailhead, which will be on the right across from Chavez Ranch Rd.
•  Mark will be waiting for you at Scorpion Trailhead. Cell phone 309-287-2478.

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