Woodchute Wilderness in Arizona

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Woodchute Wilderness

The Woodchute Wilderness received its name due to the giant log chute that use to run down the mountain, supplying timber for the old mining town of Jerome. Now this small wilderness area is a place to hike and see panoramic views of central Arizona, the Verde Valley, and the San Francisco Peaks to the north. Read More

What can I do/see in the Woodchute Wilderness?

There is one maintained trail that leads through the pine and juniper forests, climbing in elevation and yielding beautiful views of the surrounding Arizona landscape. The trail is open to hiking, horseback riding, and backpacking.

Where is Woodchute Wilderness?

From Sedona, take Highway 89a west through Cottonwood. Take the turn off at Potato Patch Campground near mile marker 335. The Woodchute Wilderness trailhead is just beyond the campground.

When is Woodchute Wilderness open?

Open all year.

Who can I call if I have more questions?

Verde Ranger District (928) 567-4121