Pyramid Hike

NOTE: The following summary information is to help with hike selection and is not intended to be used for hiking the trail. For your safety and enjoyment, please obtain a copy of Great Sedona Hikes hiking guide available HERE.

Summary:  This hike takes you up the back side of the "great pyramid," which is visible from the end of the Tabletop Trail off the West side of the Airport Loop Trail.

Challenge Level:  Moderate but hiking the last part up the Pyramid is very steep

Hiking Distance:  About 1 1/2 miles one way, 3 miles round trip

Trailhead Directions:  The parking area is on the Upper Loop Road.

Description:  The trail is easy to follow but has loose rock and is steep in places, particularly as you make the final climb to the top of the Pyramid. But the views from the top are remarkable, although the view of Cathedral Rock would be better in the afternoon. The Westerners Hiking Group explored this hike in January 2006 and reported finding some "polygons," uniquely shaped white markings in the red rocks. We didn't find them but we found some very unique polygon-shaped red rocks.


Click on the photos below for a bigger view

Here are photos from our May 2009 hike. There were a lot of wildflowers blooming


Guest Photos:

Here are photos taken by Lou Camp 



Here are photos taken by Darryl Thompson 



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 December 24 2014
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