Chimney Rock Loop Hike

Summary:  A loop hike around the base of Chimney Rock in West Sedona

Challenge Level:  Moderate

Hiking Distance:  About 2 miles

Trailhead Directions:  From the "Y" (the intersection of State Route 89A and State Route 179), drive west on SR 89A for 2 miles to Coffee Pot Drive. Turn right on Coffee Pot Drive and drive 1/2 mile to Sanborn. Turn left on Sanborn and drive 1 mile to the sign for the trailhead on your right (along the way Sanborn turns into Thunder Mountain Road).

Description:  The Chimney Rock trail is actually a 2 mile loop around Chimney Rock, which is also known as 'Three Fingers'; you'll see the reason for the second name part-way around the loop. The trail starts at Thunder Mountain trailhead and is a moderate hike unless you climb the little 1/4 mile Sugarloaf side trail which can be considered strenuous.


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Guest Photos:  These photos taken by David Butler


                               These photos and comment by Lou Camp:  "Good hike. I went to top of it (the hard way...lost trail) and did the lower loop around Little Sugarloaf and went to top of it too, up the Summit trail."


For those of you who have a GPS unit, I have GPS data available for the hike which include "tracks," the route and waypoints.  

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Last Updated November 29, 2014
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