Create an account

Start your adventure today.


    Already a member? Login

    Deadman’s Pass Trail

    This reflects the 10Adventures difficulty rating for each route. We aim to keep ratings consistent across regions.
    This reflects the estimated time the majority of users will take on this trail. If you are slower, add time to the top-end figure. If you are fast, then you may complete this route faster than this time range.
    This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
    4.2 km
    This reflects the total elevation gained throughout this route as measured by the GPS file. This includes all ascents and descents, and is higher than what is quoted in most route guides, which simply measure the distance between the starting-point and high-point of the route.
    81 m
    User Ratings
    These ratings are completed by users who have completed this trail and not subject to reviews by 10Adventures.
    Be the first to add a review!
    Directions to Trailhead

    Deadman’s Pass Trail is a scenic, easy 4.2 km hike in Sedona. This trail can be enjoyed on its own for its views of Mescal Mountain and Maroon Mountain or it can be used to link Long Canyon Trail and Mescal Trail. It’s quite straightforward and easy to navigate and the traffic tends to be moderate.

    View Deadman’s Pass Trail on Map

    View Map

    Join our newsletter

    Get a weekly dose of discounts and inspiration for adventure lovers

    Route Description for Deadman’s Pass Trail

    Deadman’s Pass is a scenic, easy route that’s simple to navigate. You can do this hike on its own for views of Mescal Mountain, Boynton Canyon, and Maroon Mountain, or you can use it as a connector for Long Canyon Trail and Mescal Trail.

    The terrain on this route is quite varied, going from rocky to sandy to wooden steps. Good boots are helpful. Also, keep an eye and ear out for mountain bikers on this trail.

    From the trailhead, take Deadman’s Pass Trail, staying right. Veering left will take you up Boynton Canyon. Head between Mescal Mountain on your right and the mountains that line Boynton Canyon on your left. The trail is easy to follow and continues straight on. This route terminates at the junction with Mescal Mountain, where you can either turn around or adventure a little further.

    Getting to the Deadman’s Pass Trail Trailhead

    The trailhead for Deadman’s Pass Trail is off Boynton Canyon Road.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground


    • When to do


    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly


    • Route Signage


    • Crowd Levels


    • Route Type

      Out and back

    Deadman’s Pass Trail Elevation Graph

    Weather Forecast

    Check Area Weather

    Deadman’s Pass Trail Reviews

    Add a comment

    You must be logged in to post a comment.

    Nearby Trails

    Nearby Regions

    Get travel inspiration and discounts

    Join our weekly travel newsletter