Deadman’s Pass

Deadman's Pass

View from Deadman's Pass

This is a good little trail in either direction. It is right at 1.4 miles one way. So, if you start at the Boyton Canyon trailhead you have a 2.8 mile round trip. Or you can step it up a notch to a Moderate hike by starting at the Long Canyon trailhead for a 4.8 mile round trip.

The following information has been gleaned from the Coconino National Forest website, to visit their page click “Here”

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

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

USGS Map(s): Wilson Mountain

Directions to trailhead: Go West 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.