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Ground Control to Major Tom

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Loop with great views of Sedona, and Jerome


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3.8

Miles

6.0

KM

95%

Runnable

4,708' 1,435 m

High

4,492' 1,369 m

Low

357' 109 m

Up

356' 108 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

22%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

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Loop that starts off easy, then after a climb offers great views of Sedona and then Jerome

Description

Parking at the Aerie parking lot, which is less used than the nearby lots. Run south on Cockscomb Trail then take Outer Limits Trail, which is a nice easy path that meanders in and out of some dry stream beds. Great views to the West towards Cottonwood and Jerome.

At the intersection with Ground Control, begin a climb onto the south of Cockscomb Trail. This is fairly steep with some short scrambles, but great views to the south and east.

At the top, begin a traverse around the West slope of Cockscomb on a narrow path. The path is a little exposed and may not be good if you are uncomfortable with heights. It's also popular with bikers.

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Shared By:

Peter Wright

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The long approach to the Cockscomb only adds to your anticipation of reaching the top!
Apr 27, 2017 near West Se…, AZ
You certainly won't be short on views along the Cockscomb Trail.
Apr 27, 2017 near West Se…, AZ
The Cockscomb Trailhead is well marked and easy to find from the parking area.
Apr 27, 2017 near West Se…, AZ

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