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My family and I chose this hike for a spring break day in Sedona. If you are looking for a relatively easy hike with breathtaking views at every turn, Little Horse is the one for you! Be sure to climb up to the large round rock at the end for some great photos and views. I definitely will return!
This is fun, but difficult hike! It is 2.5 miles roundtrip and took us 2 hours 45 minutes including 2 breaks. I would only recommend this route for those in good physical shape and confidence on steep terrain. For those not meeting that criteria, I recommend the Cholla route which follows the "tail" of the Camel.
Prepare for a sustained, steep rock scramble (using hands and feet). There is a section of steep slick rock on the "neck" of the Camel where you must pull yourself using a steel railing. Good footwear is a must for the whole route.
We did this hike in the morning (8am) to avoid the heat and to ensure parking in the Echo lot. 2 liters of water and a light snack was more than enough to fuel me for the hike.