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Robbers Roost - Sedona, AZ
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Description 10 Triplogs  0 Topics
RatedFavorite   Wish List Region
 Sedona NW
Difficulty 1    Route Finding
Distance Round Trip 0.6 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,967 feet
Elevation Gain 80 feet
Avg Time Round Trip under 1 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 1
Author joe bartels
Descriptions 204
Routes 615
Photos 8,378
Trips 2,717 map ( 14,108 miles )
Age 45
Location Phoenix, AZ
Rated Viewed All Mine Friends
15  2015-05-13 Barrett
12  2014-01-11 skatchkins
13  2013-10-10 drwells14
15  2012-09-28 skatchkins
12  2011-12-25 skatchkins
5  2011-04-30 sventre
2  2011-02-11 jaboneagar
10  2006-01-19 sedonaaz
11  2001-04-07 joe bartels
Trailhead Forecast
Historical Weather
Map - Beartooth Sedona
Forest Coconino
Wilderness Red Rock-Secret Mountain
Backpack - TBD
Seasons - ALL
Official Route
Alternative Routes
Nearby Hikes Area Water Sources
direct air miles away to trailhead
1.0  Casner Mountain Trail #8
1.5  Dogie Trail #116
1.5  Taylor Cabin via Dogie Trail - Sycamore Cany
1.7  Mooney Trail #12
2.1  Honanki Ruins
2.5  Loy Canyon Trail #5
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Photographic Panarama
by joe bartels

Yep, it's a short hike. The rewards come quick. The trail goes down into a ravine and up the butte on the other side. Once on the butte the trail goes left or right. I didn't explore to the right. Instead take the left. As you approach the northeast edge the trail turns to red rock. The pitch of the slope here is steep! You can make it across if you're careful.

It's a very short journey to the cave known as the Robbers Roost. Be careful as the red rock is steep. The view is cool, but I think it looks even better in panorama. This isn't much of a hike by itself. It would be a good side trip if you're headed towards Sycamore Canyon.

Note: The first few photos in my set of Cathedral Rock are on the same day, but not from this area.
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Map Drive
Water none
Sun5:19am - 7:45pm
Preferred Apr, May, Sep, Oct → Any
RoadFR / Jeep Road - Car possible when dry
Permit $$
Red Rock Pass - may or may not be required. The "more" link within the FS website does not work so it is confusing. If you have questions contact the Coconino forest service.

Directions To hike
From the corner of SR260 & SR89A in Cottonwood Arizona go north on 89A 8.9 miles to FR525. FR525 is 9.6 miles south of the 'Y' if you're coming from Sedona. Go west onto FR525 and follow it 2.8 miles to where FR525C forks off to the left. Follow FR525C 6.6 miles to yet another spur road FR9530. Turn right onto FR9530 and follow up the hill over a mile to a good size turn around with a red rock hill to the right and lower across a ravine.

FR9530 is a high clearance road to the trailhead. Beyond it's 4x4 if you care to explore. It doesn't go much further, but there are some nice views.

FR9530b is passed on route to the trailhead. This goes down to the east side of Robbers Roost. Fair for a view but you won't be scaling that slope if that's what you're thinking.
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