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Super easy trail.

1 day ago

If you have a 4x4 high clearance car & are able to make it to the trailhead, then the hike is only maybe a mile round trip. There were about 4 other grps there when we went. One of the grps were playing some music and had blankets all in the cave so we couldn’t even go in.

2 days ago

Hiked on 1/17, lots of wet snow making the trail difficult at the top. Yaktrax were helpful. The lake was mostly frozen.

Pretty easy hike to see something that I have only seen in many photos. Very beautiful.

4 days ago

Great trail. Easy to navigate. A few icy/slippery spots.

The guides kinda just rush you through. The canyon is gorgeous but I didn't get to really take it in.

short hike very beautiful place a lot of people I enjoyed

9 days ago

The hike from the TH is uneventful. Take the time to look around at your surroundings and enjoy the beauty rather than just looking at the boring dirt road you are walking on. My wife and I chose to leave the road and follow a game trail paralleling the road. Felt more like a hike. The destination is amazing and well worth the time spent getting out there.

on Water Wheel Falls

9 days ago

Easy and thoroughly enjoyed the snow hike.. This a good family hike with children and would have to cross the stream in 3 places

keep going until you reach the waterfall! We went right after a snowfall and it was beautiful to see and hear the icy water rushing, including the waterfall itself! The water wheel itself greets you to the left before you begin the trail. There are also lovely memorials for victims of flash flooding; we stopped and paid tribute as reminders of both human life and the strength of nature. We walked on ice over the frozen streams! if you follow the trickles, they become larger and larger bodies of frozen water, until you reach the rushing falls. There is a carved chair that you can sit in at the very end near the falls! I would definitely recommend this hike and will most likely visit again during another season to check out the difference. Be mindful of the massive horse pies along the route, though I rather take that than the unnecessary tagging done to the beautiful rocks :-( Beautiful hike, lovely natural workout. I highly recommend!

The trail is in perfect condition and provides a scenic, easy in and out hike through lush greenery with spectacular views of the red rocks that Sedona is famous for.

Nice and easy dog friendly hike with beautiful views!! Highly recommend the last scramble up the rocks to see the view!! 2 miles round trip!


Enjoyable for the whole family.

Beautiful views- easy hike with fun stops for kids. Well worth the $10 parking fee

Extremely easy trail, pretty flat, you can wear flip flops even (I did). The view is outstanding once you get there, you’ll definitely wanna bring your camera! But beware the vertigo

I was able to jog this up and down in just running shoes with a little caution. It’s gorgeous in the winter! Make sure to go the extra couple hundred feet to sprouting rock.

Heavy snowfall made this hike very enjoyable on NY day.

Very busy over the Christmas break and somewhat challenging to access if you didn’t arrive early enough to park in the small parking lot. Very much enjoyed the views but did not enjoy the overcrowded viewpoint and trail.

Walk was ok. Not challenging and while the views were nice I wouldn’t say it was worth the $10.

21 days ago

A unique hike. Slippery but has some of the most picturesque views within the natural bridge.

22 days ago

Great hike with a nice switchback! Gorgeous view, like taking a step back into time.

One of those scenes that feel super fake. It's such a pretty sight!

As a note, please don't be one of those people that just leave your garbage in the parking lot. It looked so horrible in the parking lot.

Best hike ever!

Went to the end of trail and the hike just started. Carry forward up the mountain along the trail for another half mile or so. Awesome sites

Great hike for toddlers but don’t expect to take them up the scramble at the end for the view. Lots of people, half children, Christmas week.

Great view at the top

This has to be one of the best hikes in Colorado. The trail head is easy to access and the trail is short but steep w/ some scrambling. I did see children on the hike so that trail is family-friendly but the steep, sharp rocks would not be ideal for dogs. I completed this hike in about 3 hours in the summer so it was fairly hot - wear proper shoes and bring lots of water. The views are definitely worth the steep climb!

25 days ago

Very mellow hike with huge payoff at the end! Travel inside the canyon and the foliage was beautiful. The short climb at the end is well worth it, but wear solid hiking shoes or coming down will be tricky.

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