Great hike overall and views from the top are some of the best in the state or anywhere. Enjoyable hike along a creek and through forest. Nelson trail (#159) was faint in places and you have to pay some attention.
Gentle hike through a thickly-forested creekbed hits the top of the Verde Rim and the world drops off below in all directions. One of the most impressive views I've ever seen. Didn't see a soul the entire day, and it was Labor Day weekend. Great spot.
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