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.
To Sandys Canyon Trailhead Drive Southeast out of Flagstaff 5.5 miles on Lake Mary Road (Forest Highway 3). Follow the signs for Sandys Canyon Trailhead to the north (left from Flagstaff). Follow Forest Road 9478Y for ¼ mile to the parking area.
From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 154 mi, 2 hours 13 mins From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 259 mi, 3 hours 40 mins From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 7.6 mi, 12 mins