Made in the Shade
ElevationAscent: 166' 51 m
Descent: -305' -93 m
High: 4,540' 1,384 m
Low: 4,259' 1,298 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)
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“An excellent climb and descent, this trail has some of the best views in Sedona.”— Condor77 77
You'll end up several hundred feet above the valley with fun slickrock and expansive views of Courthouse Butte and Belle Rock. Traverse along at a level elevation through more rocky trail features.
The descent is great and passes through several neat rock formations. Once on the bottom floor, it's an easy run to the intersection with Slim Shady Trail.
It is an easy run given the very modest elevation gain compared to adjacent Slim Shady Trail, and with very little foot and bike traffic. Being slightly higher than Slim Shady, it presents a superior view of Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte
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Land Manager: USFS - Coconino National Forest Office