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“Easy Hike with Shaded Parts and Beautiful Views!”
Review of Fay Canyon Trail

Fay Canyon Trail
Ranked #20 of 156 things to do in Sedona
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Oklahoma City, OK
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536 reviews
335 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
“Easy Hike with Shaded Parts and Beautiful Views!”
Reviewed June 29, 2012

Fay Canyon was our first hike in Sedona and our favorite. It was recommended to us for being an easy hike with good views. It delivered on both counts! There is a side trail up to an arch that is fairly steep and strenuous but it had great panoramic views! We went early in the morning before it got very hot. Much of the trail is shady which is a bonus in the Sedona heat. At the end of the trail, there are some big rocks you can climb. The view from them is worth it! About half way down the trail, look for two piles of rocks marking the entrance to the side trail to Fay Arch. It is hard to distinguish the arch until you get closer to it when you realize the arch you are seeing is separated from the main part of the actual rock. It is a steep climb up to the arch! There is no fee to park at the beginning of the trail. Park close to the road since the trail head is across the street. The trail is a little over a mile one way (not including the side trail to Fay Arch) and we spent a couple hours doing it (enjoyed climbing on the rocks and sitting and enjoying the peaceful environment).

We also drove the dirt/gravel part of Boynton Pass. We turned on FR525 and it eventually came back out to Hwy. 89A. It was a long drive and very difficult in a regular car. I would NOT recommend doing it! Better to back track and go out Dry Creek Road.

Visited June 2012
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Lancaster, PA
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“An easy walk”
Reviewed June 27, 2012

Fay Canyon trail is a very easy walk of about 2 miles. Beautiful scenery along the way. We even had a coyote cross in front of us. The only negative of this trail were the flys. There were a lot of them which took away the pleasure of the hike. We did not notice this on any of our other hikes. But it was nice anyway.

Visited June 2012
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316 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Fay Canyon”
Reviewed June 27, 2012

Our first hike in Sedona - pretty easy hike to the base of a formation - mildly strenuous up the hill but worth it to see the canyon valley you walked through. We chose this based on time and glad we went. Perfect!

Visited February 2012
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Sedona, Arizona
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“Easy hike; nice scenery (really?)”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

What hike in Sedona doesn't have nice scenery. This relatively short out and back hike takes you through some canyon areas and if you're adventurous you can climb up some of the rocks at the "end" of the hike and continue your hike. Otherwise, very easy hike.

Visited June 2012
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Nashville, Tennessee
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“Nice walk”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

We enjoyed the bees and flowers of springtime and the beautiful canyon walls. Don't expect a conclusion to your destination just turn around and walk back.

Visited March 2012
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