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Address: Morman Lake Ranger District, 4825 S. Lake Mary Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
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An easy one-mile hike near Flagstaff

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Nice well marked trail!

My wife and I took the Sandys Canyon Trail for a quick hike before a wedding we attended later that day. This trail is well marked and easy to follow. Lots of beautiful rock... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 June 2016
Chandler, Arizona
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Great hike, can be hot, bring plenty of water. Go all the way thru the canyon easily, then a moderate climb to a point with great views. Retrace your steps back to trailhead parking which is signed and just off Lake Mary Road. Good signage on trail too.

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Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

My wife and I took the Sandys Canyon Trail for a quick hike before a wedding we attended later that day. This trail is well marked and easy to follow. Lots of beautiful rock formations and canyon walls to observe and take photos of. We made it all the way to a neat little cave before turning around. There is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

Lots of birds at beginning, but open on the bottom. Nice view at top of Fisher Point. About 7 mi roundtrip.

Thank Craig T
Scottsdale, AZ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

Maybe the 'one mile,easy' route was staying on the rim? The descent into the canyon was about a 200' drop, pretty steep & rocky, glad I had trekking poles. Beautiful trail at the bottom that ties into the Arizona Trail and possibilities like Fisher Point and Marshall Lake

1 Thank AnnieBax
Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

Unexpectedly beautiful and diverse little hike. Mountain vistas and bizarre sandstone cliffs. Microspikes are fun mid-winter.

1 Thank G B
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

The hike was reviewed by Arizona Highways. The hike was nice with a reward of beautiful canyon walls at the end. Early May would likely have had wildflowers and more butterflies. It is a great break from the heat of the Sonoran Desert in Phoenix.

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Flagstaff, AZ
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2008

Northern Arizona has had a fairly good monsoon season this year (2008) allowing vegetation to flourish…including POISON IVY. Be aware! The Walnut Canyon (Sandy’s Canyon) area is overgrown with this poisonous plant! Ouch. Go somewhere else or, if you must (afterall, it is a beautiful area to explore), wear long pants, and have that bottle of “Tecnu” handy...

3 Thank ChloeFlagstaff_AZ

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