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Chuckwagon—Brins Mesa

Easy/Intermediate
 4.7 (3) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Easy hike through spectacular scenery.


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5.7

Miles

9.2

KM

Point to Point

5,092' 1,552 m

High

4,515' 1,376 m

Low

723' 220 m

Up

695' 212 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

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Changing landscape from desert to mesa, with spectacular overview of Sedona.

Description

Either use two cars, or park at the Sedona end of the hike and take an Uber/Lyft to the start at the Long Canyon trailhead. I advise that you dont go the other way, because there's little/no signal at the Long Canyon Trail to summon a ride.

Start off on Chuckwagon, hiking clockwise. This trail is open to bikes, so watch out at blind turns. At the northernmost point of Chuckwagon theres a sign to Brins Mesa Trail. Cross two sections of Forest road 152 to find Brins Mesa Trail. From there it's a slow climb to the Mesa. Pass the end of Soldier Pass Trail to arrive at spectacular views. continue and descent a fairly steep trail all the way to the trailhead. It's about a one mile hike along quiet roads to downtown Sedona from there.

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Peter Wright

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  4.7 from 3 votes

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Brins Mesa
May 14, 2019 near Sedona, AZ
It will be hard to keep your eyes on the trail with views this good on the descent from Brins Mesa to Sedona.
Jul 8, 2017 near Sedona, AZ
Towering cliffs north of Brins Mesa.
Apr 13, 2021 near West Se…, AZ
Cliffs over Brins Mesa
Apr 13, 2021 near Sedona, AZ
Experience great views from the top of the Brins Mesa Trail.
Jul 8, 2017 near Sedona, AZ
Atop the mesa
Jul 21, 2021 near Sedona, AZ

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