Outlaw Trail

Sedona, Arizona (Coconino County)

Last Updated: 10/23/2017
5 / 5 ( 6 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 6.56 miles
Highest Elevation: 4812 feet
Duration: About 2 hours
Shape of Trail: Loop
Best Direction to Travel: South
Nearest Town: Sedona
Nearest Town w/ Services: Sedona
Official Road Name: FS9551
Management Agency: Coconino Forest Service


Highlight: Outlaw Trail
Ancient Indian ruins, seclusion, and wide open panoramic views are what you get with this off-road trail just outside of Sedona, Arizona. Starting off at the Honanki Indian Heritage site, this route travels 6.5 miles through the Coconino National Forest on an old, and much less traveled ranching road. Leave the people behind and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Sedona red rocks, Mingus Mountain, and many other surrounding mountain ranges. This is a nice and easy wheeling trail with lots of great scenery, and a few small challenging rock crawls to hone your off-roading skills.


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1. Trail Start (0 mi)
Outlaw Trail starts at the Honanki Heritage Site(Indian ruins) parking lot, continue through the parking lot and follow signs for FS-9551. Restrooms and picnic tables are available here for pre-trail preparation.

Directions to Trailhead

Head West on 89A through Sedona until you reach Dry Creek Road, turn right and head North on Dry Creek Road until you reach a "T" in the road. Turn left and head West on Boynton Pass Road, continue to the next "T" and turn left (Southwest). Boynton Pass Road turns to FS-152C. Continue on FS-152C until you reach another "T" and a sign for Honanki Ruins. Turn Right at the "T" and head North on FS-525, you will immediately come upon a "Y" in the road, stay left at the "Y" and continue on FS-525/ N Loy Butte Rd. Follow this road to the Honanki Heritage site and turn left into the parking lot to begin the Outlaw Trail.



Trail Reviews (8)

Questions & Answers (1)

Q: Would you say once you've made it to Waypoint 4 that the hardest part is behind you?
–TJ (12/20/2020)
–Todd (12/22/2020)

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Hawk Miller

Mapping Crew - Arizona

Hawk Miller, born and raised in Northern Arizona is the owner of a Sedona Jeep rental company called MYE Jeep. He is an avid climber, hiker, and "Jeeper". Constantly out on excursions to discover new hidden routes and trails, he can usually be found wherever there is no cell service. He spends his free time in Austin, TX as a performance driving instructor, with an extensive history of off-road rally racing, he is no stranger to playing in the dirt!
For individual use only, not to be shared.