Best cave trails in Sedona, Arizona

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Explore the most popular cave trails near Sedona with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of cave trails in Sedona, Arizona
Top trails (7)
#1 - Devils Bridge Trail
Coconino National Forest
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Length: 4.2 mi
Devils Bridge is the largest natural sandstone arch located in the Sedona area of the Coconino National Forest. This is a very popular hike that offers breathtaking views of Red Rock country. It is a steep but short hike. The official trailhead starts off the unpaved portion of Dry Creek Road and requires a high clearance vehicle to access. If you only have a low clearance vehicle, you can park at the Dry Creek Road trailhead at the paved section, approximately 1 mile from trailhead, or at the Mescal Trailhead located on Long Canyon Road. Depending on where you park you have a few routes to choose from to access Devils Bridge Trail, including the unpaved portion of Dry Creek Road, Chuckwagon Trail, or Mescal to Chuckwagon Trail. From the parking area off of the unpaved portion of Dry Creek Road, follow the trailmarker for Devil's Bridge Trail. The early portion of the trail was originally a jeep trail so it is smooth and traverses through washes filled with juniper and prickly pear cactus. The path gently inclines uphill and gets steeper as you continue on. About 3/4 of a mile from the parking area the trail will come to a fork and you will go left. Here you'll end up at the base of the bridge. You will then continue up a natural rock staircase from which there are beautiful views. You will reach another level of stairs which will take you up to the bridge. This popular trail is certainly a tourist attraction so make sure to arrive early to avoid large crowds. This is a fun hike for the whole family.Show more
#2 - Fay Canyon Trail
Coconino National Forest
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
Good canopy and cool canyon bottom make for an excellent hike. Trail is a loose red powder. Some rocky parts where the trail crosses an old dry/seasonal creek bed. Watch out for bears.Show more
#3 - Birthing Cave
Coconino National Forest
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Length: 2.0 mi • Est. 1 h
This is a beautiful short trail up to a cave with fantastic views at the end! If you want to see the panorama from the back you must be brave and a good climber to get into the small, slippery cave. Don’t underestimate the length: it's rated moderate but the last part of the hike is definitely hard. Once you make it to the cave, your effort will be rewarded with an amazing view. Make sure you bring plenty of water as there are very little shaded areas. You will not have cell phone service once you leave the trailhead. Start on the Long Canyon Trail and after a little bit, you'll pass by a golf course on the right side. Once you've been walking for 0.6 from the trailhead, you'll reach a fork in the road. The left side will be blocked by a log. Take that path and you'll see a barbed wire on the right side. This means you're on the right path to the Birthing Cave.Show more
#4 - Sedona Caves
Coconino National Forest
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 14 m
#5 - Fay Canyon Arch Trail
Coconino National Forest
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 46 m
#6 - Soldiers Pass Cave Spur Trail
Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 7 m
Please always pick up after yourselves and treat this place with respect, as beautiful caves like these can be particularly sensitive to human activity. Show more
#7 - Lost Canyon Ruins
Coconino National Forest
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 32 m
Please note that this is not an officially marked/maintained trail. To get to the main ruins just walk along the main creek heading east the whole way and eventually you'll run into the end of the canyon/beginning of the creek where the water used to flow down. The Main ruins will be clearly visible on the south end. To get to the upper ruins you must scale up either the north or south end of the canyon you begin the hike in. It can be a bit challenging for those not used to bushwacking or heights but is easily doable. Trailhead coordinates are 34.910283, -111.810515 Upper ruins coordinates are 34.907013,-111.803433 Main Ruins Coordinates are 34.907308,-111.802656 PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL OF THE RUINS. They are not in the best shape, especially the upper ones. With limited traffic it is very important to keep these well preserved and not vandalized. The canyon itself is beautiful, with a lot of opportunity for trailblazing and good exploring. Show more