Beginner Off-Road Trails Near Sedona, Arizona

Schnebly Hill Road

Phenomenal scenery includes massive red rock buttes and a thick, healthy forest. If you're going to Sedona from Flagstaff, this is a really fun way to travel. Take your time and explore some of the…
Total Miles
10.5
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

Deadwood Tank

This scenic point-to-point trail is located under the pines of the Coconino National Forest near Munds Park, AZ, and can be combined with Crazy Park trail to become a bumpy, but fun, loop trail. The…
Total Miles
3.3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Ranch Loop

The Ranch Loop Trail consists of two approximately 3-mile long OHV/4x4 sections. The trail is considered suitable for most stock 4x4 and AWD vehicles, but high clearance is recommended. The trail is mostly dirt with…
Total Miles
7.5
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Edge of the World

Edge of the World (FS RD 231) is a wonderfully scenic, and easy, a route traversing through AZ State Trust land and Coconino National Forest leaving Flagstaff and heading South toward the East Pocket Lookout.…
Total Miles
24.9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Little Round Mountain

This road is not maintained in the winter. It varies in technicality, but you will find rocky sections, rutted areas, and fallen trees to go over or around. In the wet season, this road will…
Total Miles
6.4
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Crazy Park

Scenic point-to-point trail under the pines of the Coconino National Forest near Munds Park, AZ. The route is a combination of rutted dirt and loose and buried rock that terminates just past Crazy Park at…
Total Miles
4.3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

East Buzzard Ridge

East Buzzard Ridge trail (FS RD 792) is a scenic point-to-point trail under the Ponderosa pines of the Coconino National Forest northwest of Sedona, AZ. The trail, which can be accessed by most vehicles, does…
Total Miles
3.5
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Thomas Point Connector

This scenic connector trail is found under the pines of the Coconino National Forest west of Munds Park, AZ. The trail is a mix of rutted dirt and both loose and buried rock, making for…
Total Miles
0.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Thomas Point Trail

Thomas Point Trail is a fun, rocky out-and-back trail near Munds Park, AZ. The trail is mostly dirt with plenty of buried and loose rock to navigate as you roll through the Ponderosa pines in…
Total Miles
2.4
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Ritter Road (Newman Park)

Easy, but beautiful, forest road through the Ponderosa pines of the Coconino National Forest west of Munds Park, AZ. Along this route, you will find many dispersed campsites and access to other 4x4 trails in…
Total Miles
7.4
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Graffiti Tunnel Loop

Scenic loop under the Ponderosa pines of the Coconino National Forest near Munds Park, AZ. The route starts off on a mostly dirt trail with some erosion and ruts of varying depth. As you venture…
Total Miles
10.1
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

West Buzzard Ridge

West Buzzard Ridge trail (FS RD 9015H) is a scenic point-to-point trail under the Ponderosa pines of the Coconino National Forest northwest of Sedona, AZ. The trail, which can be accessed by most vehicles, does…
Total Miles
1.4
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

FR 226

Forest Road 226 runs Northwest to Southeast, opposite the famous "Schnebley Hill". This rocky trail will take you through the mixed pines of the Coconino National Forest through burn scars and past many primitive large…
Total Miles
9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Turkey Butte

This road is not maintained in the winter. It can vary from one to two cars wide. You will find lots of deer on this road and maybe a few elk. It can be rocky…
Total Miles
4.6
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Montezuma Well

Montezuma Well is a wide well-maintained gravel road between Beaver Creek Road and Rimrock. It's a through route that descends 300 ft in elevation with a panoramic view of the Verde valley and mountains. Dispersed…
Total Miles
2.9
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Bar M Road

This rough forest road has sporadic pull-through primitive campsites scattered throughout, though sites are more densely dispersed closer to the I-17. With no obstacles over 12", this road is clearly unmaintained and could prove challenging…
Total Miles
10.3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Casner Park

The Casner Park Forest Road is located just West of Mormon Lake, South of Flagstaff, AZ. This trail runs in a general East/West direction through the Coconino National Forest and gives you an easy variable…
Total Miles
9.4
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Fry Park

This road is not maintained in the winter. It is easy, two-car width with plenty of pull-offs. There are multiple camp spots, for big or small groups. It can be a busy area on the…
Total Miles
5.5
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Su / Sp / Fa

Soda Springs

Soda Springs is seasonally open for recreation and camping consisting mostly of compact dirt and gravel. It's wide and smooth with a few washouts to keep a lookout for. No longer a through route it…
Total Miles
2.2
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Backward Tank

This is an easy, two-car width road with plenty of pull-offs. Not maintained in the winter. Along this route, you will find multiple camp spots, for both big and small groups, and beautiful open meadow…
Total Miles
3.5
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

00237 Road

This road does have rough rocky patches, but nothing too crazy. There is a water crossing when it's raining or during winter thaw. Not suited for low clearance vehicles. Typically unmaintained in winter. There is…
Total Miles
4.8
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su / Sp / Fa

Big Draw

This road is not maintained in the winter and will be muddy when wet. It is very rocky in sections, which require 4x4 and high clearance. If you enjoy bouncing around on a very rocky…
Total Miles
3.6
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su / Sp / Fa

Howard Trail #245

Not suited for low clearance vehicles. This road is rough and has a few small sections of rocks to crawl. It is a bumpy, slow-moving trail and it will get extremely muddy when wet. The…
Total Miles
4.6
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

Dorsey Spring Trailhead

In the winter season, the road is closed and not maintained. It will be muddy when wet. There are very rocky in sections that require 4x4 and high clearance. Mostly one-car in width, with a…
Total Miles
0.8
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

09487x Road

Not suited for low clearance vehicles, this road is rough and has a few small sections of rocks to crawl; it's a bumpy slow-moving trail. The road has spotty cell phone service in sections and…
Total Miles
1.7
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Kelsey Spring Trailhead

This road is not winter maintained and is closed to vehicles during the winter season. It will be muddy when wet. It is very rocky in sections, which will require 4x4 and high clearance. If…
Total Miles
1.4
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su / Sp / Fa

Red Clay Way

This is a fun point-to-point trail under the pines of the Coconino National Forest near Munds Park, AZ, that can be utilized as a connector to other trails in the area. This 3.5-mile gradual incline…
Total Miles
3.2
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Sycamore Point

This trail leads to a scenic overlook above the Colcord and Tule Canyons. The beginning of the trail is washboard, potholes, and ruts. There are lots of dispersed camping spots near highway 73. The spots…
Total Miles
14.7
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

Sheep Springs Road

Sheep Spring Road is a wide forest road that takes you into the heart of the Coconino National Forest. This road often dances between ponderosa pine groves, and expansive alpine meadows, called parks by the…
Total Miles
9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Mormon Mountain

This fun and scenic out-and-back trail to the top of Mormon Mountain is nestled amongst Ponderosa pines, mixed conifers, and aspen trees. The trail begins with deep ruts, and loose rock, then transitions to areas…
Total Miles
3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa