History: Tom Carroll homesteaded land in the area. Unable to make it, he sold the land to Henry Schuerman. Schuerman irrigated Peach trees from Oak Creek and was known for his wine made from the peaches. A portion of this land is now Red Rock State Park.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.
Red Rock Pass - may or may not be required. Go to Red Rock Pass then check "When is a Red Rock Pass Required?". If you have questions contact the Coconino forest service.
Paved - Car Okay
To Carroll Canyon Trailhead From the "Y" in Sedona (which is SR-89A & SR-179) take SR-89A west 4.2 mi. Turn left on Upper Red Rock Loop Rd and follow 1.8 mi. Turn left on Chavez Ranch Rd and follow 0.2 mi to the bridge. Park as close to the bridge as possible as it spans Carroll Canyon, the start of your hike.
From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 124 mi - about 2 hours 9 mins From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 229 mi - about 3 hours 39 mins From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 34.6 mi - about 1 hour 8 mins
Warning: heat kills!
Avoid 8am to 6pm over 90 degrees. Prehydrate & stay hydrated. Avoid Heat Illness - do NOT hike when temps exceed 100 degrees, period.