Rating : Moderate
Distance : 3.1 miles for the loop, Approx 3 hours.
Views of Thunder Mountain (Capital Butte) and Chimney Rock. You will walk along the base of Thunder Mountain where you will see cliff views, buttes, and beautiful plant and tree habitation. The trail then ascends higher for more outstanding scenery and varied rock formations. It is close to downtown Sedona, so it is easy to reach. You can see the Amitabha Stupa peace park with prayer flags flying in the distance at the lower elevations of the trail. We measured a 279 foot elevation change.