Outlaw Trail

5/5 (8 reviews)
Sedona, Arizona (Coconino County)
Last Updated: 10/23/2017
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Highlights

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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Trail Reviews

5/5 (8 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/02/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Vehicle: 2 Door JL Wrangler Sport S; 2.5" lift. This is a really fun, well travelled, easy trail. The whole loop took just under two hours to run and the views of the Mogollon Rim in the distance are amazing. The trail guide is mostly still spot on, but for one exception near the end. There is no longer a bypass around the ledges @ waypoint 12, and the tight left hander over them probably pushes the mandatory rating from a '2' to a '3' (2:24 in the guide video / 9:54 in mine shows the difference). A longer wheelbase than my 2 door will have to put their left rear into a fairly deep hole at the base of the ledge - say about 20" deep. Just something to be aware of, as it's the most "difficult" part of the trail. The other 99% is no harder than a '2' and I never needed more than 4H for any of it. Ran it on a Saturday and had plenty of company in running in both directions - mostly side-by-side's, but also a few Jeeps and Toyota's as well. If you're looking for a fun, easy day, with great scenery, you really can't go wrong with this trail.
Trail Review: Outlaw Trail - Sean Meesenburg
Trail Review: Outlaw Trail - Sean Meesenburg
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Status: Open
Visited: 07/16/2021

Great trail for a family drive, rock ledges half way through are as technical as it gets, going slow, taking it easy, didn't use 4x once.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/25/2020

Adventuresome trail for an overland newbie. Drove it starting on the north end. Ten minutes into the route, had to use crawl control on the 4runner to get up a rock ledge. Lots of interesting challenges throughout, and the hardest part was avoiding collision with the mindless tourist zipping around on side-by-sides. They are the biggest hazard. Several great overland camping spots as well.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/25/2019

A beautiful day, visited the two heritage sites accessed by FR 525. Made the return trip down Outlaw, the trail was a little cut up due to the recent rain and snow. Several mud puddles of considerable size. Ran the trail with no problem ,however the climb out of the wash at WP 12 was pretty tight and pretty rough. I wouldn’t recommend for stock suv unless it has a good lift and articulation. Otherwise the trail was a lot of fun and the scenery was awesome.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/28/2019

You can also get to this trail coming from Cottonwood heading towards Sedona via 89A & Angel Valley Rd/Forest rd 525 turn left on to Forest rd 525! Our club ran this trail along with Greasy Spoon. It was a nice ride, the weather was awesome! The scenery stunning! My only issue with this trail is; it is overrun by the Sedona Atv rentals & Pink Jeeps. I can only speculate that this is best ran during the week??? Its still shows cases Sedona's beautiful Red Rocks from a different vantage point than being in town. Enjoy the Views.

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