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Red Rock Crossing - 26 members in 74 triplogs have rated this an average 3.8 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Sep 17 2021
Charger55
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 Guides 4
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42 male
 Joined Oct 19 2010
 Mesa, AZ
Red Rock CrossingSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 17 2021
Charger55
Hiking1.10 Miles 60 AEG
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- Frank Turner "The Road"
Nov 01 2020
donqcryer
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 Guides 8
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 Photos 239
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72 male
 Joined Oct 06 2011
 Payson, AZ &
Red Rock CrossingSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
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donqcryer
Hiking4.00 Miles 500 AEG
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Autumn Foliage Observation Substantial
Hiked from Back O'Beyond Cathedral TH to Red Rock Crossing. Fantastic pre-peak foliage along Oak Creek at Red Rock Crossing, still with many trees green, so should be good for at least a week or more
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May 03 2020
The_Dude
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43 male
 Joined Jun 10 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Red Rock CrossingSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar May 03 2020
The_Dude
Hiking1.90 Miles 130 AEG
Hiking1.90 Miles   2 Hrs   45 Mns   1.52 mph
130 ft AEG   1 Hour   30 Mns Break
 
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Great hike with the wife and kids. Got up there about 11 to a full parking lot and about a dozen cars parked on the road. Got our red rock pass and headed out on the Baldwin trail. Despite a full parking lot, people were pretty dispersed throughout. Took Baldwin to Templeton, and that down to Oak Creek. We spent quite a while exploring around the shore, my oldest and I took off our boots and went wading into the creek for a while too. Circled back around on some of the numerous social trails to head back west along the creek, and then back to the car. Probably about twice as many cars when we got back to the TH, glad we got a fairly early start. I look forward to coming back with swim gear to really enjoy the creek.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
Black foot Daisy,Feathery Dalea, Fleabane Daisy
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Nov 09 2019
richvosko
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 Routes 26
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35 male
 Joined Apr 14 2019
 Tempe
Red Rock CrossingSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
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richvosko
Hiking1.10 Miles 60 AEG
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Apr 22 2019
chumley
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 Guides 83
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 Triplogs 1,616

48 male
 Joined Sep 18 2002
 Tempe, AZ
Red Rock CrossingSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 22 2019
chumley
Hiking1.71 Miles 182 AEG
Hiking1.71 Miles   1 Hour   9 Mns   2.01 mph
182 ft AEG      18 Mns Break
 
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More Norwegian touristing. This place has exploded in popularity over the years. Still worth the visit for those who find this landscape unique.
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Apr 07 2018
amy1300
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 Routes 1
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 Triplogs 27

female
 Joined Jun 06 2016
 Phoenix. AZ
Baldwin TrailSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 07 2018
amy1300
Hiking5.00 Miles 330 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   7 Hrs      0.71 mph
330 ft AEG17 LBS Pack
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This was day 2 of a 3-day stay near Sedona in the red rocks. I joined a hike/learning opportunity co-sponsored by the Grand Canyon Trust (based in Flag, works on preservation of the entire Colorado Plateau) and the Natural History Institute (based in Prescott). The event was called "Natural History of Sedona and the Edge of the Colorado Plateau." The trail mileage of Baldwin Loop trail is tiny, but we detoured off the trail several times, both to minimize impact of our large group (24 people) on other trail users, and to have some shady places in washes and such, for discussions to take place. The hiking speed calculated by HAZ is going to look ridiculous, but much of the time we were standing still, listening -- I didn't time those periods. Among things I learned: The Mogollon Highlands area, being a place of contact between very different life zones (the higher Colorado Plateau vs the Basin and Range, pinyon-juniper country below the rim), is one of the most species-diverse places on the planet. For example, it's the most southern place that Utah Junipers are found, and also the most northern place for ocotillo. I learned to identify Arizona cypress, which likes to grow in washes where it gets a bit more water and some shade for part of the day from the rock walls (blue-green foliage, shaggy bark, and spherical cones - it's the only woody cone-producing species that has these round cones, rather than elongated ones). In the dry wash, rocks of Coconino Sandstone and the Schnebly Hill Formation mingled with dark gray rocks, and we saw a couple of dark gray bands of rock in one of the bluffs above. A young geologist who was with the leader team (named Kellen) explained that these gray rocks are basalt, the result of a lava flow that came all the way to Sedona from the San Francisco Peaks. That must have been something to see.

The group event lasted from 10AM to 4PM, and then I hiked a couple extra miles to the end of the road, to see Red Rock Crossing and the surrounding area. (I'd never been there yet.) The Crossing itself was crowded with families with children, and I did some wading in Oak Creek, too, to cool off. I recommend it highly, as a way to end a warm hiking day.
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May 07 2017
The_Dude
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 Guides 1
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43 male
 Joined Jun 10 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Red Rock CrossingSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
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The_Dude
Hiking1.58 Miles 104 AEG
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Hiking two days in a row? Win! Went up to Sedona with my family and my brother in law's clan too. My mother in law had passed away three years ago, so we came up to pay our respects to where we spread her ashes. Got in a family hike after lunch with 6 kids in tow ranging from 4 to 16, kind of like herding cats at times. This area is fantastic, I can't believe I had never been here before! Nice varied terrain with Oak-Pine forest, riparian areas, and of course the classic red rocks. Great to go down to Oak Creek and watch it's flow, water was a bit chilly still. Many wildflowers blooming highlighted by Daleas, Blackfoot Daisy, and Angelita Daisy. There are many social trails to make things confusing (we did get off track a number of times) but with a reasonable amount of directional sense you should be able to find your way back. Red Rock pass required, but they do have a kiosk right at the parking lot for convenience. Well worth a trip if you are in town with the family, just a 10-15 minute drive east of the 179.
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Dec 20 2015
cabel
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 Guides 4
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56 male
 Joined Nov 13 2005
 Cave Creek, AZ
Red Rock CrossingSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
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cabel
Hiking0.60 Miles 60 AEG
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Nov 07 2015
AndreyP
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 Guides 7
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41 male
 Joined Feb 17 2010
 Moscow, RU
Red Rock CrossingSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
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AndreyP
Hiking1.25 Miles 70 AEG
Hiking1.25 Miles      45 Mns   1.67 mph
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Wandered around Red Rock Crossing from Baldwin trailhead.
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Sep 11 2015
cactuscat
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 Routes 58
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49 female
 Joined Oct 15 2002
 
Red Rock CrossingSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
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cactuscat
Hiking1.50 Miles 100 AEG
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How in the world have I not been here before?!
Fantastic hiking and swimming, word-class views, wild blackberries, large and beautiful gopher snake completely unconcerned by my presence, and pleasantly uncrowded on this gorgeous 80 degree Sedona day!
Yes the $10 entry fee is pretty steep, but it's well worth it.
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Mar 14 2015
John9L
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 Joined Mar 12 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Red Rock CrossingSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 14 2015
John9L
Hiking1.02 Miles 84 AEG
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After hiking Bell Rock, we headed over to Red Rock Crossing for a quick tour of the area. We started down the Baldwin Trail and headed over to Oak Creek. This area is a bit overgrown. The area showed signs of recent high water. A lot of trees and brush were blown over. We made our way over to the creek and found the iconic photo spot. We hung out here for a few and took a variety of pics. I walked a bit out into the water and found my feet going numb after 30 seconds. Afterward we continued down creek and returned to the jeep via the road. This was a nice and quick loop.
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Mar 14 2015
clairebear
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39 female
 Joined Oct 26 2011
 Tempe, AZ
Red Rock CrossingSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 14 2015
clairebear
Hiking1.02 Miles 84 AEG
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Chumley had recommended a stop to this trail which provides views of a familiar and iconic Sedona landmark.

I'm really glad we did this hike. After hiking through some overgrown areas we found ourselves at the creek. The views were too beautiful so we enjoyed our time there for a bit. 9L walked in the creek for a bit and we both took approximately 10000 photos lol.

This is such a quick hike to be rewarded with gorgeous views.
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Mar 18 2014
MARLIN
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 Routes 1
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 Joined Jun 02 2009
 Chandler, AZ
Red Rock CrossingSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
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MARLIN
Hiking1.00 Miles 60 AEG
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Jun 16 2013
hippiepunkpirate
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 Guides 25
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 Photos 2,877
 Triplogs 657

35 male
 Joined May 30 2008
 Peoria, AZ
Red Rock CrossingSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
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hippiepunkpirate
Hiking1.00 Miles 100 AEG
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Night hike.
Meteorology
Meteorology
Milky Way
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Mar 16 2013
ddgrunning
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 Guides 2
 Routes 230
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50 male
 Joined Apr 13 2011
 Gilbert, AZ
Cathedral Rock Trail #170 - SedonaSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 16 2013
ddgrunning
Hiking4.40 Miles 750 AEG
Hiking4.40 Miles   2 Hrs   20 Mns   1.89 mph
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Decided to end spring break with a family hike in the Sedona area. Given the Phoenix heat wave, the 20 degree temp difference at Oak Creek made for perfect hiking conditions. Original plan was just to do Cathedral Rock, but when we stopped at the Ranger Station just south of the town of Oak Creek, we were encouraged to avoid the crowded parking a bit by starting at the Baldwin trailhead instead. That turned out to be a great choice. The hike was a good length, hiking along the creek was fun, and the views from the Cathedral Rock saddle were outstanding. On the way back, we took some time to play around in the creek at Red Rock crossing, then just followed the Verde Valley Road back up to the parking area. A great 4.5 miler overall, perhaps worthy of being listed as a separate hike.
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Oct 23 2012
paladin
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68 male
 Joined Sep 26 2003
 Mesa, AZ
Red Rock CrossingSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 23 2012
paladin
Hiking0.60 Miles 60 AEG
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Great location for young hikers. Grandchildren 1.5, 3 and 5 had great time on rocks along creek. This area provides great creek access and a bit of the history of the lower Oak Creek farming. Great pictures of Cathedral Rock.
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Sep 28 2012
johnlp
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64 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Red Rock CrossingSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
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johnlp
Hiking2.00 Miles 300 AEG
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Toured the area with my daughter and son in law. Went the other way on the Baldwin trail. Kinda hot so we didn't go too far. Had a nice lunch and IPA then headed back to visit friends in the north valley.
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Aug 04 2012
outdoor_lover
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58 female
 Joined Aug 19 2011
 Scottsdale, AZ
Red Rock CrossingSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
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outdoor_lover
Hiking0.60 Miles 60 AEG
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After the Hummingbird Festival stops, I wasn't quite ready to head back to the heat yet. I had a few options in mind. It was getting pretty warm, so this option seemed like the best, even though I knew it would be a Zoo on a Saturday. :?

Got to the TH, got the last parking spot, :roll: and took off down the Baldwin Trail. Took it to the Templeton junction and then hung a left, following one of many "people" Trails down to the Creek. I could hear the commotion coming from the Creek and made up my mind to steer as clear as I could from the Main Crossing. I hit the Creek and waded upstream to a nice manmade Rock Riffle Pool. There was a few people here, but not many. The Rocks really form a nice pool on the other side.

Took some pics here and then waded downstream on another branch of the Creek, before finding a Trail on the north side. Followed the Trail downstream, encountering the screaming, shouting hoards of kids and families at the Crossing. Glanced at the Crossing briefly since I had not seen it before, and continued on the Trail downstream.

Found a nice area downstream of the Boulder Dam at the Crossing and took a break. Very quiet here, out of earshot of the Zoo. Only saw two other Hikers while I was soaking in the Creek. Water was a perfect temp for a hot day. :D After enjoying the Creek for awhile and getting some pics, I crossed the Creek, picked up a Trail that actually took me back to the Parking Lot. :)

The Clouds were starting to build over the Rock Formations so I stopped at the Ranger Station Overlook and took a few more pics before heading home. It was 99 degrees according to my car's thermometer when I left Sedona.

Nice day in Sedona, meeting a fellow HAZer, watching a Hummingbird banding, and soaking in a wonderful Creek!!! I do like this area, it is beautiful country, but best seen during the week....:)
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At Red Rock Crossing in Sedona.
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Jun 24 2012
SunDevil3
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39 male
 Joined May 21 2004
 Phoenix, AZ
Red Rock CrossingSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
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SunDevil3
Hiking1.00 Miles 60 AEG
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Took the dog here as the last stop in Sedona on our way back to Phoenix. He loved the water but not so much the slippery silt-covered rock that often lurked just beneath. It was pretty crowded at the main crossing but what else can one really expect on a beautiful Sunday afternoon?
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May 19 2012
Crzy4AZ
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48 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Red Rock CrossingSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar May 19 2012
Crzy4AZ
Hiking1.10 Miles 60 AEG
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Spent the weekend in Sedona (really in Village of Oak Creek). Stayed right down the road from an awesome park for the kids. Mostly we just relaxed but did do one "hike" from end of Verde Valley School Rd down to creek. Caroline played in the mud and George played in the sand. We were all covered in red head to toe by the end of the afternoon. Was warm but not too hot.
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