Phoenix: Mescal Mountain

Native ruins and red-rock views are the main attractions on this 3-mile climb up a Sedona-area mesa.
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Native ruins and red-rock views are the main attractions on this 3-mile climb up a Sedona-area mesa.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 2.4

Waypoints

MMT001

Location: 34.9067764282227, -111.824432373047

Long Canyon Trail #122 starts @ end of parking area

MMT002

Location: 34.9109039306641, -111.827430725098

Bear L @ 3-way

MMT003

Location: 34.9126472473144, -111.830718994141

Before gap in fence, make hard L to follow unmarked trail that parallels fence line

MMT004

Location: 34.912425994873, -111.835380554199

Side trail to large cave at R; red-rock views from cave mouth

MMT005

Location: 34.9122047424316, -111.836212158203

Bear R where trail seems to split; trail climbs through talus-strewn area

MMT006

Location: 34.9125137329102, -111.837394714355

Rock ledge above and to L contains a small Indian ruin (don't disturb!); climb ledge to gain access to mesa top

MMT007

Location: 34.9123039245606, -111.837425231934

Bear L @ cairn marking footpath up mesa; ruins of Indian pit house

MMT008

Location: 34.9117774963379, -111.837814331055

Trail hugs edge of mesa; views of Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness; bear L @ cairn

MMT009

Location: 34.9105262756348, -111.836456298828

Bear R and ascend to remain on trail along cliff

MMT010

Location: 34.9098358154297, -111.83740234375

360-degree red-rock views from highest point on mesa crest (5,047 ft.)