Sandys Canyon Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Flagstaff, AZ that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Directions from Flagstaff: Drive southeast out of Flagstaff 6 miles on Lake Mary Road (Forest Highway 3). Just past the second cattle guard turn north (left) to the trailhead.
Great scenery and good escape from the heat of the valley. As I read here... bring bug spray!
fun day great views and fun caves
Very fun and easy trail if you're trying to get a quick hike in. Awesome views at the bottom of the canyon and doggy friendly.
Rocky trail but beautiful scenery. Take/use bug spray!!
This is a great little trail with beautiful views and meadows. There is a small elevation drop in the beginning thus is uphill on the way out but not bad. The trail is as long as you want to make it as there are other trails that intersect. Such a nice walk/hike, before we knew it we were 3 miles in making it a 6 mile round trip. Definitely will take this trail again!! Pics posted.
Awesome scenery. Great trail run. Rocky areas, good mix.
Beautiful hike with plenty of nooks and crannies to explore!
This hike was beautiful! Thought it might be a little busier since it was the holiday, but we went later in the day and it was nice and quiet. We parked at the campground and hiked from there. I liked this because we were able to use the campground restrooms before departing (a necessity when hiking with children). The trail was easy, my almost 3 year old was able to hike most of it without needing a piggyback ride. We also took our 8 month old in a hiking pack without any difficulties. We can't wait to come back and explore the other trails that branch off at the end of the Sandy's Canyon trail.
Nice and covered.
Great hike! The climbin wall is sweet!
Warm and pretty.
Quality hike. Canyon was beautiful. Idea for families although parts of the hike might be a bit too much for young children (2-5 years) to do on their own.
great hike, brought a 3 and 4 year old
The cattle guards that are mentioned in the directions have been removed. The hike was awesome, and there was another mile of trail past what has been marked on this app, which I thought was the best part.