Route DescriptionDifficulty: Easy Class 1
Distance: 1.5 miles round-trip (3.6 miles if you walk around the summit)
Elevation Gain: 467 feet
Doe Mountain is a short and easy trail with huge payoffs. The trail switches back and forth leading you to the top. There is not really an sketchy sections to look out for as this is a pretty straightforward climb up. If you climb it at the right time during spring, you will be welcomed by multiple wildflowers and cacti blooms. It can be quite appealing to the eye. Not to mention, when you reach the top the views can be jaw dropping.
You will have a couple of choices once you reach the top. You can either stop there or continue to hike around the entire summit. There really is not a bad view from this mountain though, so you should not be disappointed.
Getting ThereFrom 89A heading South:
Once you reach the intersection of Highway 179 and 89A continue South along 89A for a little over 3 miles until you reach Dry Creek Road. Take a right here and follow it for about 2.9 miles to a stop sign. Then take a left at the stop sign for another 1.6 miles. You will reach an intersection at this point and you will want to take a left here as well. From here you will find the trailhead parking located on the left in about another 1.2 miles. The trailhead begins right at the parking lot.
Follow I-17 North until you reach Exit # 298 (AZ-179). Follow this exit towards Sedona/Oak Creek Canyon. Right after taking this exit, take a left onto AZ-179 for 14.5 miles. Then turn right onto AZ-89A towards the town of Sedona. From this point you will take a left on Dry Creek Road once you reach it and then follow the above directions to the trailhead.
Red TapeYou will need a Red Rock pass, which are actually excellent deals.
One Day Pass - $5.00
Weekly Pass - $15.00
Annual Pass - $20.00
Weekly and Annual passes can be purchased online here
Rather than creating a very huge list of where you can buy passes either in person or by phone, I will just add a link with all of those details. Click here to see that list.
CampingNo camping allowed on the mountain.
Click here to view campgrounds listed on summitpost.
When to climbDoe Mountain can generally be climbed anytime of the year. During Winter months Sedona does get snow occasionally but I wouldn't forsee that as a problem on this trail. Spring and Fall would be great times to climb, and in the Summer just be very cautious of afternoon thunderstorms and the heat, as it can reach 100 degrees.
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