Parsons Spring Trail - Sedona, AZ
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The 4-mile easy hike up the Parsons Spring Trail, is along a desert stream in magnificent Sycamore Canyon. The trail leads through the lower reaches of this wilderness through a riparian area rich in plant and animal life. Colorful cliffs that are a unique mix of dark columnar basalt, red sandstone, and buff colored limestone enclose the lush green of the oasis.
The trail leads to a large pool called Parson Springs. The limestone layer just above the streambed has small caves. At some points, additional springs flow from the canyon walls through gardens of columbine and watercress. All these features combine to make this trail one of the most popular, and one of the most crowded.


Facilities: No facilities are available at Parsons Spring Trail.

Best Time To Visit: Unknown

Fees: A parking fee may be charged.

Accessibility: Unknown

Rules: No mechanized vehicles in Wilderness. No camping is permitted in this portion of the canyon.

Directions: Drive 65 miles south from Flagstaff on US 89A through Sedona and Cottonwood to the turnoff to Tuzigoot National Monument. Turn north across the Verde River, then left on FR 131. It's about 11 miles to the trailhead.

Map: Click here for a map to Parsons Spring Trail

Reservations: Reservations are not accepted or needed at Parsons Spring Trail.

 
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Coconino National Forest/Red Rock Ranger District
P.O. Box 300
Sedona, Arizona 86336
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