This loop trail gives you panoramic views of Sedona's best-known red rock landmarks (plus the occasional thrill of getting buzzed by vintage aircraft).
There is also a short detour to a mini-mesa that's a popular vortex spot.
||From the 89A / 179 "Y" ... take 89A west 1.1 mile;
turn left on Airport Road for 0.5 miles;
parking lot is on your left.
||3..5 miles (loop) Elevation change: 200 ft
||(1) First half of the loop gets broiling hot in summer, and slippery after a rain.
(2) At the parking area there is an unmarked tangle of paths. Stay to the right to find the Loop Trail sign.
(Clockwise around the Airport Mesa Loop trail)
Mini-Mesa (vortex site)
Courthouse Butte and Bell Rock
(tilt your head to the right to see a profile of a face)
Trail climbs up under the end of the runway
at the halfway point
Cockscomb and Chimney Rock
Coffeepot Rock, and The Fin (a.k.a. Ship Rock) and Steamboat Rock