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Southwestern USA Hiking Trails including Scottsdale, Phoenix, Northern Arizona


Fay Canyon Hike Sedona, AZ

Updated: Oct 31, 2018

Fay Canyon hike is a out and back 2.3 mile with an elevation gain of 173 feet. This hike is rated as easy and has moderate traffic. The trail has good canopy towards the canyon bottom where a small creek runs through. Seasonally the creek does have water flowing through it so be careful during the monsoon season. The trail ends at a broken arch which is fun for bouldering.

The start of the trail is clearly marked with the following sign post. The trail is smooth and doesn't begin descending to the canyon floor for about 1/2 mile.

The canyon floor is heavily shaded with nice views of the red rock peaking through the trees. During the spring or monsoon season it would be fun to hike again to see if their is water flowing through the creek. In December when I did the hike the creek bed was dry.

Off to my right across from the creek bed was a small trail that lead up to a nice overlook back towards the beginning of the trail. Going another 3/4 mile the broken arch stands sentry marking the end of the maintained trail. For the adventurous this is the perfect place to explore and test your bouldering skills.

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