Fay Canyon is one of our favorite hikes because it is short and very scenic. The trail looks like it ends at a massive rockslide, but you can climb around the slide area and continue on about another ¼ mile if you’d like. On your left you have nice views of Bear Mountain.
There is a side trail to a natural stone arch about 0.6 miles from the main trailhead on the right. You’ll have to scramble up this trail if you want to see the arch, which is located up next to the cliff face. Note that this side trail is very steep, unmarked and is not maintained. There is a narrow slot beneath the arch where the rocks have separated and you can “disappear” into the opening.
NOTE: Sedona hiking trails can change because of weather, Forest Service activity or other causes. For the latest trail description, go to GreatSedonaHikes.com, or purchase a copy of Great Sedona Hikes hiking guide available here.