Sycamore Canyon Wilderness in Arizona

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Sycamore Canyon Wilderness

Colorful rock formations, desert plants, unique wildlife, dense forest, a lush riparian habitat, and Red Rock Country’s second largest canyon characterize the diverse landscape of the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness.

What can I do/see in the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness?

Explore the unique riparian habitat along the banks of Sycamore Creek, where you fish and swim in the secluded blue pools. 

Enjoy the peace and serenity of nature, with numerous trails for hiking and horseback riding. 

Be prepared to see some interesting wildlife: Sycamore Canyon is home to the black bear, mountain lion, ringtail cat, rapture birds, and many other wildlife. 

Motorized vehicles and mountain bikes are not permitted in wilderness areas.

Where is Sycamore Canyon Wilderness?

Sycamore Canyon Wilderness is west of Sedona, South of Williams, AZ and bordering Secret Canyon Wilderness.

From Sedona, drive west on Hwy 89a toward Cottonwood. Turn right onto AZ-260 and continue 1.4 miles to Historic 89a. Take the turnoff for Tuzigoot National Monument, turn right, then turn left onto Sycamore Canyon Road. Drive 10 miles to the trailhead. Note: most of Sycamore Canyon Road in unpaved.

When is Sycamore Canyon Wilderness open?

Enjoy the wilderness area and trails all year round.

How much does Sycamore Canyon Wilderness cost?

You will need a Red Rock Pass to park at the trailhead. Passes can be purchased at the Red Rock Ranger District on Hwy 179.

  • Day Pass: $5
  • Week Pass: $15
  • Year Pass: $20

Who can I call if I have more questions?

(928) 282-4119

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