Airport Loop Trail

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Airport Loop Trail
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pparrothead
Wilmington, NC4 228 contributions
Airport Loop Trail, A Great Way to Start In Sedona...
Apr 2021
The Airport Loop Trail was a great way to get you into the hiking and exploring mode while on vacation in Sedona...It was one of our first stops and turned out to be one of our favorite things to do while in Sedona....

First off the views of Sedona from up above are fantastic and very photogenic. Secondly, we combined our our hike up and down the Airport Loop Trail with a climb up to the Summit of the rock down by the Airport Vortex..And then we stopped at the Sedona Airport for a late breakfast at the Mesa Grill..A must stop also. The only fee was $3.00 to park at the lot by the Airport Overlook viewing area.

The Airport Loop Trail is not difficult but you should take care when hiking as it is very rocky, twisting and sometimes your footing is not the best while stepping on dirt or small boulders....But it is most definitely worth the trek....
Written 24 May 2021
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Michele L
Pittsburgh, PA41 contributions
Much longer than advertised
May 2021 • Family
We started the loop at the small parking area for the summit. The summit is on the left and the trail across the street. The first mile or so you are looking out over west Sedona and it is flat and not extremely scenic. Then once you start looping back towards the airport it gets a little more scenic, rocky and hilly. After you turn around to the northeast the last half is beautiful and mostly downhill. People walking in the opposite direction were exhausted-it took a while (90 minutes or so) to get to that side but it was worth it to take the trail from west to east. You got the best scenery and views on the second half rather than the first. At the end make sure you take the steep climb from the parking area to the summit. Hint: the parking area is very small (8 cars) and no where to park on road so if someone is able to drop you off there, that is ideal. Took us 3.5 hours!
Written 18 May 2021
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Daniel P
New York City, New York4 contributions
Great hike/walk around a mountain
May 2021 • Couples
Great hike. Feels like it’s a bit more than 2.8 miles, but spectacular views. Parking is limited and try for the first lot around the bend.
Written 17 May 2021
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kghudson
Houston, TX388 contributions
Great Views of Sedona
May 2021
Beautiful views of Sedona on overlooks. A little narrow trail in spots, but not too dangerous for novice hikers. Park in the first lot you come to - it's free and if you go further onto airport property, you have to pay to park. Vortexes are nearby so take your time, relax and enjoy the aura and vistas., Trail took about 90 minutes to leisurely hike with stops for views and pictures. .
Written 11 May 2021
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5cindy
Fort Myers Beach, FL34 contributions
Great views
Mar 2021
Only a few parking spots at the trail head. We had to drive up to a parking lot near the airport and pay three dollars to park. Red rock parking pass does not work here. The trail is very rocky so you have to watch your step. The trail near the airport section is noisy and you can smell the airplane fuel.
Written 9 March 2021
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Cyril Miranda
Miami, FL203 contributions
Very nice views, nice trails
Nov 2020 • Couples
We started our day at this trail around 8:30 am.
This place has two trails. They are super nice no hiking experience needed, just walking. Of course, if you get off the path it is a lot of fun!!😋
There are a few stone steps to the left when you enter the trail to see the highest part, it is well done, nothing complicated, just steps.
The views are beautiful!!!! You can take a lot of pictures here and if you have a drone and you go very early in the morning (6:00-9:00 am) there is no people and you can fly free of care 😅
The parking area is very small so you have to get there early otherwise there will be no space for your car and this is not like the devil's bridge that you can park the car on the side of the road. The road here is very tide.

Very nice views, nice trails. Extremely recommended if you want something, not too extreme. You can see this trail in about 1H.
Written 2 January 2021
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OhioArubaLovers
Steubenville, Ohio, USA248 contributions
Great Views of Sedona
Dec 2020
I hiked the whole trail which was pretty easy and you can do it in sections if you wanted to. Had a fantastic sunrise experience on the Table Top trail which is worth the extra 2 miles out and back. Great panoramic views of Cathedral, Castle, and Bell Rock. I was all alone to enjoy it all and saw many hot air balloons to the southwest. Great Hike!
Written 1 January 2021
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Paul E
Whittier, CA122 contributions
Best first hike in Sedona
Dec 2020
If you only have time for one hike, this is the one. This trail offers million dollar views of Sedona, particularly at sunrise or sunset. Our hike started at the airport lot. Parking is $3/day. You can pay the person at the kiosk or if not there, a machine nearby. There is a small free lot down the hill at the Airport Loop trailhead, but it's limited to about 8 cars. The hike is relatively flat, except for the 1/2 mile trail to/from the airport lot. I appreciate the pro tip about going counterclockwise around the loop. The trail offers panoramic views of Sedona on one side, and Cathedral/Courthouse and Bell Rock on the other side.
Written 6 December 2020
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klukan
Cedar Rapids, IA115 contributions
Beautiful views
Nov 2020 • Family
We hiked this trail with a 4 year old and some older adults. I would say this is a moderate trail, it’s very rocky and down hill from the parking lot by the airport. Once you get to the end you climb a trail to get atop a huge rock. The views up there a well worth the short hike. The hike back is all up hill and rocky, all together it’s about a 40 minute hike from start to finish. Definitely worth it.
Written 12 November 2020
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PnutLve4Evr
Hanover, VA331 contributions
Great Trail with Wonderful Views
Mar 2020 • Couples
I want to stress as other have, this is a rocky trail that will give your feet a workout. It says it’s 3.2 miles but will feel like twice that!! It was a low 60 to 65 degree sunny but slightly breezy day in mid-March. We hiked about 1 to 3 pm and started from the Airport Mesa heading south where the views are the best. Going this way you have a gradual climb that does have some challenges but is not too difficult if you are careful. After you turn north you will go down and up again along the trail but the views are not as good. The trail is easy to follow and where junctions occur they are well marked EXCEPT towards the end. The trail splits going up to the right or down keeping straight. There is a pole there with two small signs but faded completely out. Three groups of hikers were looking on our phones trying to determine the right direction. We turned right going up since we all parked at the top lot but that dead ended and has been well traveled. We made a short vertical climb to Airport Road and finished walking to the lot.

Even with the cooler day it did get warm so bring your water, sunscreen, hat, and whatever essentials necessary. It’s a lovely trail & we ran into several other friendly hikers.
Written 17 March 2020
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