Sunday, March 12, 2017

Baldwin Trail to Cathedral Rock, Sedona, March 10, 2017

Directions to Red Rock Visiter Center and Ranger Station:
Drive 158 miles north of Palm Creek to Red Rock Visitor Station and Ranger Station. Take  Exit 298 I-17 to Highway 179. Drive six miles north. Visitor's Center is on right. Meet at the patio at the Center. 
(34°45'21.52N 111°45'52.84"W)

Red Rock Annual Passes available here. Daily passes available at other locations. Golden Age Passports can be used. One per car. (We can share passes with other cars.) 
For information about passes see the website below.

Friday's hike from the Baldwin Trailhead to Cathedral Rock:
Take Highway179, turn left on the Verde Valley Schoolhouse Rd. to the Baldwin Trailhead near the end of the road. (34°49'18.73"N, 111°48'29.16"W). 


Our hike was about 4 mi. on a beautiful lollypop loop. There a climb up Cathedral Rock at the turnaround point.

On this hike, we stayed at Cliff Castle Casino Hotel. 

See Website link for the hike.
The hike starts at the Baldwin Trailhead, starting on the right side, going counterclockwise on the trail. This meets up with Templeton where it leads to Cathedral Rock. On this hike, no one hiked up to the Cathedral Rock Summit. Then we back down the same trail to Baldwin and then hiked the remaining Baldwin trail (left side) which takes us back to the trailhead. 



Looking Back from Baldwin Trail - Junction of Templeton 

Skip's GPS

Barry's GPS 

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