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North-Central Arizona Sights

Cathedral Rock Trail

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Updated 04/15/2014

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A vigorous but nontechnical 1.5-mile scramble up the slickrock (smooth, rather than slippery, sandstone), this path leads to a nearly 360-degree view of red-rock country. Follow the cairns (rock piles marking the trail) and look for the footholds in the rock. Carry plenty of water: though short, the trail offers little shade and the pitch is steep. You can see the Verde Valley and Mingus Mountain in the distance. Look for the barely discernible "J" etched on the hillside

marking the former ghost town of Jerome 30 miles away.

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Trailhead: about 0.5 mile down Back O' Beyond Rd. off AZ 179, 3 miles south of Sedona, Sedona, Arizona, 86336, United States

Updated 04/15/2014

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