Sedona isn’t all scenic hikes. You can also take some scenic drives — and there’s probably no better landscape to be seen from the inside of a car, than what you’ll find along Forest Road 525C.
FR525 skirts the edge of the Red Rocks/Secret Mountain Wilderness. For most of the way, red and white rock mountains either stand directly ahead of you, or to your right. There aren’t many trails along this part of the road…
… in fact, I only know of one. The trailhead for Loy Canyon Trail is at the end of the road, where FR525C enters private land. The trail looks tempting, but Loy Canyon Trial is a long one — ten miles round trip. It was already late in the day, so I didn’t give it a try.
On the way back down the road, I stopped at a spot I had seen on the way in. This small corral provided a good spot for some pictures, with a nice red rock cliff in the background.
There’s also a good chance that you’ll find some cows wandering around here, on either side of the fence. Watch your step, if you know what I mean!
Note: This page was first published in 2008.