Airport Loop Trail is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Sedona, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length3.2 miElevation gain416 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashHikingMountain bikingWalkingRunningViewsWildflowersWildlifeMuddyRocky
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Loop Trail is very pretty, but very rocky. It's not a super hard trail from an elevation and climbing perspective, but the rocky terrain can make it more challenging.

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Ann LDJ
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No room at trailhead at 5pm so we paid $3 and parked at the airport-hundred spaces! I know, 5pm, that Mojito calls you but you are here to hike! We walked down the Sedona view trail to the trailhead-hiked the Airport Loop trail clockwise which was terrific! Besides great views, best descriptive word here is colorful!! Blue grass from last year exploding with vibrant green of new growth, bright green prickly pear cactus, black basalt rock, red and white limestone, sandstone, more shades of green and different textures then imaginable. Be sure to look up the slope for an eyeful. Maybe the color experience I had was the inflow of energy from the vortex?. Since we parked at the airport, after we rounded the furthest point of the trail and passed over a rocky wash, we turned right and came back on an unnamed trail( need to take 2 more right forks to stay on). The terrain markedly changed to a lovely field of tall grasses and shrubs-easy walking on dirt and few rocks. Passed by the patio of the restaurant with people enjoying their Mojitos-NOW you can join them !! Also, look for Courthouse Butte before you reach the furthest point -you’ll see why it is called a courthouse-seems to have columns and a facade .

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Ally Anderson
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Really pretty!

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Dawn Green
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Crowded, views of city. Don't buy into the hype!

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Erika Bailey
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The trail was fairly easy, except some of the bigger rocks that you had to navigate. Overall, really beautiful trail and the vortex was amazing!

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Megan Taylor
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This is a relaxed loop that offers distant views of many of the red rocks and the landscape as a whole. The trail is a bit rocky but doesn’t gain too much elevation, so it is an easy walk for the most part. We went at sunset and enjoyed a beautiful sunset. As a whole, this is a nice trail but if you’re short on time this wasn’t my favorite or must see of Sedona. Overall a good, relaxed loop

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Sundy Daly
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Short and beautiful!

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Corey Stegman
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Great hike. Not physically challenging but very rocky. Stunning views. Fun hike for sure.

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Rebecca Duty
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This was the perfect last hike with a great 360 degree view of the area! Even had a plane right above our heads!

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James Leftwich
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Pretty good. We got lost a few times but it wasn’t hard to find the trail.

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Elizabeth Swanson
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Beautiful views. We did this trail at the end of our Sedona stay - and got to see all of the other hikes (Bell Rock, Cathedral Rock, etc) that we already completed. Parked in lot at the top- took Sedona trail to the airport loop. 4 miles total and beautiful.

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Tonia Wu
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Good views of bell rock and cathedral rock to the south and of town on the north. Pretty easy trail with minimal incline. We accidentally took Sedona view trail on the way back which was a little boring and mostly hugs the airport fence.

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Lynsey Cole
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Such an amazing loop! Make sure to end it with the summit at the trail head for 360 views. Absolutely top 5 hike views of my life!

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alexis rosario
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Lovely hike!

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Laura Ladd
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Probably my favorite hike in Sedona. It was 4 miles exactly from sunset parking lot. Enjoy!

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Isaiah Martin
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The view is crazy, great trail. Not too difficult. Bring your sunscreen.

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Rebecca Yeater
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The hiking was so easy and views were very beautiful! There might be bunch of rocks on the trail but all you can do is to be careful :) there were some spots that have good shades where you can sit and relax before hiking again. Very nice!

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Diane Friend
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Great hike. It is rocky. Great views of Bell Mountain and Cathedral Rock.

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Cristina Gomez
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Heavily trafficked Nice views and not that hard. Deff a good option for a quick day hike

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Steve Anderson
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Scott Groth
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Nice, easy/moderate hike with great views of the valley both north past Sedona and south towards Cathedral Rock & other formations. Take the steps to the top of Airport Mesa Viewpoint for another nice view. Parking at the airport is $3 and good for the full day (come back for sunset or star gazing) - very large lot with portapots available.

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Dan Smaldone
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Fun hike with few people on the trail today. Gives you a full view of Sedona!

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Gilbert Delgado
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This is an excellent trail but it is NOT an easy trail as it's rated. It's more of moderate to hard. Some sections where challenging but the scenery is beautiful.

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Eva Heller
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Great hike. Small summit right at the start, recommend hitting that first before it gets crowded. Front side of the loop has breathtaking views, trails are pretty small and on the edge but very doable. I’m a beginner hiker and really enjoyed this hike. Some really challenging parts but worth the trek...highly recommend this loop

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Adrianna Edlund
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don’t go at night! we saw the wild pigs

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Leighton Ewens
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Easy and Fun!

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Pa3k P
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I really liked the stretch of trail from the airport Mesa vortex landing up to the top where the airport ends. Did this clockwise.

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Matthew Krebs
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Rocky, some narrow areas. Great views of the entire area. And some fun planes too!

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Barbara Rascon Mitchell
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It was great a bit hot!

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Lucas S. C.
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