East Buzzard Ridge

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The trail's name alone is enough to pique interest. This out-and-back trail, consisting of hard-packed dirt and small rocks, leads to several excellent campsites at East Buzzard Point. The views overlooking Barney Spring Canyon in the Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness are truly stunning. From here, you can stand on the edge of the ridge and see the rugged canyon walls as they rise from nearly 1,000 feet below, where the West Fork of Oak Creek winds its way toward Sedona.

The Forest Service has designated approximately 2/3 of a mile of the trail, starting 1/3 of a mile north of East Pocket Road, as a designated dispersed camping area on both sides of the trail. This means that limited cross-country motor vehicle use is allowed within 300 feet of the edge of the trail, specifically for dispersed camping. Following these rules, there are several options for campsites.