A short, easy, paved hike to a 270° view of the mountains surrounding Sedona and the basin to Red Rock Country.
Distance: 6.1 miles from the Aerie Trailhead, to the Girdner Trailhead.
Tip: For a tranquil place to sit, there are two covered picnic ramadas in the parking areas or a bench and tree for shade 0.1 miles on the Girdner Trail. This trail is also great for those with mobility challenges.
Driving Directions: From the Visitor Center, 331 Forest Road, turn right on 89A for 4.2 miles. Turn right on Cultural Park Place. Follow the road straight back 0.1 miles to the trailhead parking.
Amenities: Lesser used trail, great for sunset!