by Roam & Thrive
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.
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
Birthing Cave is one of the more well-known caves in Sedona and it’s a popular and easy hike, taking under 2 hours to complete. It’s a large, almond-shaped, shallow cave. It’s more like a depression carved back into the rock rather than a traditional cave you might be able to crawl into. READ MORE HERE
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.
Subway Cave or Boyton Subway as it’s sometimes called, is a tunnel-shaped, sandstone cave located along Boyton Canyon. The Cave looks like a Subway-tunnel that’s been sliced in half. A 5 ft gap separates each of the two halves. Recent attention and popularity on social media channels mean that this now not-so-secret cave is one of Sedona’s most popular hikes. FIND OUT MORE HERE
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.
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, 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.
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