Bad guys like good views, too. As the legend goes, 19th-century bandits and bootleggers evaded the law—and the sun—in Robbers Roost, a cave just west of Sedona. It’s not hard to see why: Peer through the hideout’s natural window and it’s juniper and redrock as far as the eye can see. Get there on a short-but-steep, .4-mile walk from the unmarked trailhead (34.930957, -111.972109; high-clearance vehicle required). The skinny path follows a cliff edge the whole way, so prepare for exposure.
Hiking Arizona's Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness
Arizona's Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness is so incredible, you'll want to tell the whole world.