Jacks Canyon Road

Munds Park, Arizona (Coconino County)

Last Updated: 05/07/2019
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Status: Open
Typically Open: 04/01 - 12/15
Length: 3 miles
Highest Elevation: 6500 feet
Duration: About 1 hour
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: South
Nearest Town: Munds Park
Nearest Town w/ Services: Sedona
Official Road Name: 801, 9495F, 9494F
Management Agency: Coconino National Forest
District: Red Rock District
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Highlights

Highlight: Jacks Canyon Road

This off-road trail is not about the paved road within the city, but the one at the top of the Canyon along the southern edge of Schnebly Hill. This portion of the road is a rocky dirt off-road trail with some moderate challenges. It is also becoming overgrown in some areas due to the light use it sees. Getting to the end of the road, followed by a short hike provides some excellent views of Jack's Canyon from the top of the Mogollon Rim. You'll also get a good view of Munds Mountain Wilderness Area, which provide a nice view of rock faces and green forests.

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Route Information

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Waypoints

1. 801 & 9460T Intersection (0.00 mi)

Stay to the right ( southeast ) when heading south at this intersection. This is where Hot Loop and Jacks Canyon Road split, with Jacks Canyon Road continuing to follow 801.

Directions to Trailhead

Trailhead Coordinates: 34.878477, -111.673471

Starting Point: Schnebly Hill Road

Take Schnebly Hill Road to Forest Service Road 801; which is a trailhead for both Jacks Canyon Road and Hot Loop. Take FS 801 south.

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S.J. Hollist

Mapping Crew - Arizona and Florida

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