Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness is nestled within the Coconino National Forest and spans just over 50,000 acres of some of the southwest United States’ most amazing landscape. For millions of years, water and wind has sculpted these incredible red rock features. Gaze upon deep gorges and riverbeds adjacent to towering peaks and plateaus. Lose yourself in the experience of the depths of the canyons or find incredible panoramic views from the heights of the mesas. You can find countless winding streams and creeks, a seemingly infinite spread of plants and trees, diverse wildlife, and so much more.
This area is photographers dream, and there are many, many ways to soak up a day in the Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness; the options are only bound by your imagination. Obviously, hiking is one of the best ways to take advantage of the beauty. There are countless miles worth of trails that take you through some of the most breathtaking areas of the wilderness. There are also numerous opportunities for horseback riding, which gives the experience of the wilderness an entirely new feeling. Fishing, camping, swimming, and watching wildlife are other interesting ways in which you can make a day in the wilderness an unforgettable experience.
Whether you like to explore the endless beauty of a wilderness like this or you simply like to enjoy it from a far, a trip to the Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness will be a worthwhile experience that you will never forget. Make it a part of your next trip Sedona!
Location: 15 miles south of Flagstaff and just a few minutes from Sedona.
Access: You can get to this sprawling area from a number of highways and forest service roads. Major access points are off Route 66/FR 231, U.S. 89A and FR’s 152, 152D, 152C and 525.