Hi, were Hanz and Henriette from the Netherlands, Europe. This is our first post on this forum. We have visited the USA several times (seven, to be exact). We have made a website with our travelogues and lots of USA-information in our own language: http://www.case23.com
We will be flying to Phoenix for our eight trip in april 2008. We will be staying in the Sedona area for two or three days, because of the great hiking opportunities. On this great site, we have found lots of possibilities, for instance: Red Rock Crossing, Cathedral Rock Trail, Devils Bridge Trail, West Fork of Oak Creek Canyon, Pumphouse Wash, Boynton Canyon and Long Canyon Trail.
We will be renting a high clearance vehicle, so it won't be a problem if we have to drive a few dirtroads to reach a trailhead. We are mainly looking for 6 miles roundtrips or less (but if it's a really great hike, we might make an exception
) We do like a bit of rock scrambling and we don't mind elevation gain, but unfortunately we won't be able to do really difficult climbing.
We hope to find a good mix: the popular hikes like the Cathedral Rock Trail and the West Fork of Oak Canyon Trail combined with a few hikes where we can experience some solitude, where we can enjoy the environment on our own.
We sure can use some advice from experienced Sedona hikers. Which trails would you include, which ones would you skip? And are there some trails I haven't mentioned yet, but which we should not miss?
Hanz and Henriette