Top Secret Caves  in Sedona,  Arizona

by Roam & Thrive

The Best Time to Visit and Hike in Sedona

The best but also most popular times to visit Sedona are spring (March-May) and fall (September-November). During these times temperatures are just right, not too hot and not too chilly.

Hiking Sedona Caves Tips

To park at many popular trailheads you’ll need a parking pass. You can use a Red Rock Pass or America The Beautiful Pass.  When hiking in Sedona, make sure to pack the below items to ensure a comfortable and safe hiking experience; water, hking backpack, sunscreen, sunhat, good footwear, snacks, layers

Top Secret Caves to Visit in Sedona,  Arizona

Soldier Pass Cave

This captivating trail, known for its iconic rock formations and picturesque landscapes, leads to one of Sedona’s best-kept secrets – Soldier Pass Cave. As you begin your hike you’ll be treated to stunning vistas of Sedona’s famous red rock formations. You’ll also pass (when taking Soldier Pass Trail) several of Sedona’s well-known spots including the renowned Seven Sacred Pools and Devil’s Kitchen.

Kachina Cave

Kachina Cave is one of the more secret caves in Sedona and it’s not very popular to visit. In fact, for those looking to explore some hidden caves in Sedona or off-the-beaten-path trails, this is a great one! The cave is unique for its lone green tree standing just outside the main chamber of the cave. The cave has an almond shape but only resembles a cave from a certain perspective.

Keyhole Cave

Raven Caves in Sedona is another great, short cave hike in Sedona. As the name suggests, this isn’t actually one cave, but a series of openings in the sandstone rocks. There are about 5 separate Sedona caverns that look out onto the surrounding Oak Creek area. These Sedona caverns are small, yet large enough for you to get into and explore. The whole area is quite maze-like- ideal for older children or dogs to explore too.

Shaman’s Cave

Shaman’s Cave, also known as Hideout Cave, is another secret cave in Sedona. It’s a gorgeously deserted cave area, perfect for those really wanting to escape the crowded trails for something picturesque and hidden. The cave has two openings, one large oval opening- almost like a beautiful natural window on the red rock landscapes of Sedona as well as a smaller circular window facing south.

Happy Travels!

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