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Sedona, AZ: Baldwin Loop to Templeton to Cathedral

Snag views of a red-cliffed valley and stand toe-to-rock with iconic 1,000-foot sandstone towers on this 4.9-mile, half-day adventure.

Trip Tools

It’s one of the Sedona classics with a cross-country twist. From the Turkey Tank parking lot, take the Baldwin Trail to the Templeton Trail, trace Oak Creek, ascend 600 feet of switchbacks, and follow cairns to the saddle. Circumnavigate the towers and descend the far side of Cathedral Rock to reunite with the Baldwin Trail for the 1.5-mile return.

-Mapped by Lauren Kelley

To Trailhead

From Sedona, take AZ 179 south 6.7 miles. Turn right on Castle Rock Road. In .4 mile, take the first right on Verde Valley School Road. Go four miles to the Turkey Tank parking lot, on your left.

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