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Best Winter Hikes in Sedona

Going on a hike in the winter may not sound ideal, however Sedona’s wintertime is a different story. Surprisingly, winter is a wonderful time to explore the Red Rocks. Snow is not a consistent occurrence, but if you’re lucky you will have the chance to witness Sedona turn into a magical winter wonderland. It’s the perfect time for short hiking trips and photography without the crowd and heat. Read on to find the best trails for enjoying your winter getaway.

Boynton Canyon Vista

Boynton Canyon Vista is a relatively short hike up to the Boynton Spires. It’s a well maintained 1.1 mile trail that offers spectacular views. It’s also hailed as a center for spiritual energy.

Bear Mountain Trail

Bear Mountain Trail is a challenging 4.9 mile trail through the wilderness that features breathtaking views the whole way. It’s a local favorite since the panoramic views from the top include Red Rock Country, Jerome and the San Francisco Peaks.

Brins Mesa Trail

Brins Mesa Trail is a moderate hiking trail that is just minutes from the main drag. The trails are wide allowing you to be in the open and surrounded by beauty with sweeping panoramic views of canyon walls and juniper forests. The trail also features a variety of desert plants and wildflowers.

Doe Mountain

Doe Mountain Trail is a 1.5 mile fun short climb to the top of the mesa where you can walk around to take in views in all directions.

Cibola Pass Trail

This short and relatively easy hike offers stunning views of Uptown Sedona’s Red Rocks which are even prettier after a snowstorm.