Sugarloaf/Coffee Pot Trail

Summary:  An in-town hike with nice red rock views

Challenge Level:  Moderate

Hiking Distance:  About 3.3 miles round trip

Trailhead Directions:  From the "Y" (the intersection of State Route 89A and State Route 179) proceed west on SR 89A for just under 2 miles and turn right on Coffeepot Drive. Drive about 1/2 mile and turn left on Sanborn. Continue to the second street and turn right on Little Elf. Little Elf ends at Buena Vista so make a short right on Buena Vista and then a quick left into the parking area. This is the same parking area as the Teacup Trail and the Coffeepot Trail.

Description:  This hike starts at a trailhead located on Buena Vista street in West Sedona. It takes you to the top of the Sugarloaf rock formation for view of the development below, then on the Coffee Pot trail you get up close to the Coffee Pot rock formation. Because it's an in town hike you'll see the roofs of homes while you hike. But the views of Coffeepot Rock and Thunder Mountain are worth it. Here's a link to a video from our January 2011 hike (


Click on the photos below for a bigger view


Guest Photos:

Here are photos by Lou Camp 

and here are photos by David Butler 



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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