The upper portion of the Cathedral Rock Trail will close to hikers on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 according to a press release from the US Forest Service and the Red Rock Ranger District. The Forest Service will perfom maintenance on one of Sedona’s most popular trails through April 30, 2022. It is possible that the trail may reopen early if the work is completed sooner than expected. Maintenance includes the reconstruction of rock walls and the steps leading to the end of the trail. This trail closure prohibits hikers from going into the area and violations are punishable by jail and/or up to $5000 in fines. The Cathedral Rock Trail will remain open from the trailhead to the .4 mile mark of the trail.
Although you will not be able to hike to the end of the trail, you’ll still be able to view the iconic Cathedral Rock and all of its beauty from a distance. The upper trail will be closed at the “saddle” which is only a short walk from the trailhead parking area. Other trails are still accessible like the Templeton Trail and the Easy Breezy Trail.
If you would like to see Cathedral Rock from other trails in Sedona, we have put together a list of locations for you. Check out our information for Cathedral Rock here.
To find out more information about the Upper Cathedral Rock Trail closure, you may read the official order here A Forest Closure Order.