Thursday, March 10, 2005

Cathedral Rock Trail

This is an excellent trail off of Back O' Beyond Road, about three miles past the 'Y' on 179 going out of Sedona. The trail up to the junction with Templeton Trail is pretty easy, and the views are great. From there, the trail's a bit more challenging, requiring a bit of scrambling up slickrock in a few spots. The trail leads up to a saddle in Cathedral Rock, where the views in both directions are spectacular. There's lots of nooks and crannies to explore, and we found a fantastic spot to eat lunch and enjoy the views. The trail is about 3/4's of a mile long and can be moderately strenuous in places.

Two photos from this hike have been posted below. Visit my Earth Gallery to see all the photos from this hike.