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Deadmans Pass Trail

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This trail features easy riding on fast open trails next to wilderness canyons and is a "connector trail" between the Long Canyon Trail and the Boynton Canyon Trail. This trail has a little bit of everything in the way of riding terrain - dirt road at the start, wide dirt trail along Long Canyon Trail and finally single track riding (some over rocks) on the Deadmans Pass trail.

Rating: Easy

Trailhead Elevation: 5120 (300 ft. gain)

Uses: Hiking, equestrian, and mountain biking

Hiking time: approximately 30 min. one-way


  • Should you venture northward on either Long Canyon Trail or Boynton Canyon Trail you would be in the Red Rocks/Secret Mountain Wilderness. No mountain bikes, wheeled devices, or mechanized transportation allowed in Wilderness

At a Glance

Open Season: Year 'round
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Sedona, AZ
Operated By: Red Rock District - 928-203-2900

General Information

Latitude: 34.907701

Longitude: -111.84900

Length: 1.4 miles

Elevation: 4521 at trailhead


USGS Map(s): Wilson Mountain

Location: Just north and slightly west of Sedona

Access: Drive 27 miles south from Flagstaff on US 89A through Sedona to Dry Creek Road. Turn north (right) about a mile and a half to Long Canyon Road (FR 152D) and north (right) again about 0.5 miles to the Long Canyon trailhead on left. Take the Long Canyon Trail about 3/4 mile to junction of Deadmans Pass Trail.

Alternately, you may turn southwest (left) at Long Canyon Road/Boynton Pass Road (FR 152C) junction to the Boynton Canyon trailhead. Park here and hike a .25 miles to the junction of the Boynton and Deadmans Pass trails.

General Notes:

Deadmans Pass Trail


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