Ranch Loop

Total Miles


1250.4 ft



Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

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 several sandy and rocky sections, and several dry wash crossings.


This is a relatively easy unmaintained road. There are several loose sandy sections, some rocky sections where high clearance or proper tire placement will be required, and a couple of eroded areas where you'll need to watch your lean angle.

Technical Rating


Access Description

The main trailhead is located about midway between Cottonwood and Sedona off of Hwy 89A. Watch for the sign for FS 525A on the west side of the Hwy. The route can also be accessed from several different directions, comprised of FR 525A, 761, and 761B