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Robbers Roost - Loy Butte, AZ
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Robbers Roost - Loy Butte, AZ 
Robbers Roost - Loy Butte, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 24 2020
DixieFlyer
Hiking8.10 Miles 1,937 AEG
Hiking8.10 Miles
1,937 ft AEG
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I had never hiked to Robbers Roost in Sedona, so I decided that today was a good day to make it happen. I did not want to go up there just to do a short hike to Robbers Roost, so I also hiked up to Loy Butte and did a short hike to some ruins not too far from Robbers Roost.

Robbers Roost was worth checking out and it had some nice views. There were a couple of other people there and we did not stay too long. Once back at the truck I drove short distance, parked, and then we went and checked out some ruins atop a rock outcropping. There were some nice walls on top of the rock outcropping, and I am glad that we took the time to check them out.

Then we drove to the Loy Canyon TH and made our way up to Loy Butte, passing 3 sets of ruins along the way. The first set was some impressive cliff dwellings; the second set had some crumbled down walls along with a couple of pictoglyphs and some pottery shards; and the 3rd set, down below Loy Butte, was the foundation of a building that overlooked the Hancock Ranch down below.

We stopped for a lunch break atop a rock outcropping next to the 3rd set of ruins, and then made a short, but steep, climb up to Loy Butte. We were about the 7th or 8th entry in the summit register on Loy Butte, so it doesn't look like too many people go up there. It was a fun climb and had some nice views, so going up there is a worthy endeavor.

Mileage and elevation gain for the 3 hikes is:
1) Robbers Roost: 1.4 miles with 335 feet of elevation gain
2) Rock Outcropping Ruins: 1.1 miles with 379 feet of elevation gain
3) Loy Butte: 5.6 miles with 1,223 feet of elevation gain

Stats above are the sum of these 3
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