Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Red Rock Crossing Day Hike
when Sunday, October 31, 2021
  Trip Report : November 2, 2013
where Sedona
the hike     Red Rock Crossing is a symbol of the American Southwest and the most photographed spot in Arizona. It is a favorite place for artists and art classes to visit and paint. This frequently photographed spot has Cathedral Rock as a backdrop. So bring your camera and do not forget a pair of binoculars for wildlife watching.
    We’ll hike the Ridge and Carroll Canyon Trail to Red Rock Crossing on Oak Creek. The scenery along these well-maintained trails is nice on the way to Crossing. There are two options:
    Option 1: Hiking to Crescent Moon Ranch and walking along Oak Creek to enjoy fall colors.
    Option 2: We’ll push on to Cathedral Rock by wading across Oak Creek and hike the Templeton Trail out and back.
    The leader will lead Option 1.
•  Sturdy hiking boots
•  At least 3 liters of water
•  Rain poncho
•  Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
•  Lunch or snacks
•  Camera
•  Your smiles  :)
distance 10.2 miles
time 6-7 hours
EC +-1400' elevation change
elevations 4303 at the Ridge Trailhead
type out and back
starting at
Ridge Trailhead 34° 51.263' N,  111° 47.947' W  [NAD27]
on trail 100% — Ridge, Carroll Canyon, and Templeton Trails
rating "B"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost Be prepared to split the Red Rock pass parking fee for each car, and there’s a $2 hike-in fee per person at the Crossing. When car-pooling, pay your share of the cost of gas. The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5/non-member.
weather Sedona
leader    You must email the leader to confirm. Please provide your cell phone number when you sign up in case we need to contact you on the day of the hike.
meet 7:30 AM in the parking lot of Bashas in Sedona (160 Coffee Pot Dr, Sedona, AZ 86336) for carpooling to the trailhead.
•  Take I-17, Exit Sedona 179.
From the junction of Routes 89A and 179, take 89A west 2 miles (toward Cottonwood) to Shelby Drive on the left.
Go 0.5 miles to La Entrada office building parking lot on the right at 2155 Shelby drive, 10 yards past Stanley Steamer Drive.
Turn right into the parking lot to the 3 designated trailhead parking spaces at the back end of parking lot.

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