10 Great Sedona Hikes off the Beaten Path

Sedona is one of the most spectacularly beautiful places in America.  Part of Coconino national forest, it hosts numerous breathtaking hikes.  Living in Sedona 20 years has made us privy to many lesser known trails that you might want to check out to avoid tourists and see amazing views. CR Ranch/Mayan Maiden This is a smaller, barely marked, neighborhood trail.  To get here you drive down Verde Valley School Road about 2 miles until you see a sign on the right that says CR Ranch.  This is where the trailhead is.  You can park either right in front or across the road in a pullout parking area.  This trail has a few directions once you enter, but the primary hike is to the right.  When you enter stay on the path to the right (at one point it splits -stay right).  Eventually you will come to an open space – take a sharp right on a small, narrow, path (there is a fallen tree next to the path).  This takes you up the the ridge.  When you get to the ridge you can either go right or left.  The right path leads you to the Mayan Maiden. which is a … Continue reading