Hike the Templeton Trail in Northern Arizona

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SEDONA AUTUMN

Sycamore trees along Oak Creek in Sedona typically put on a fall foliage show in early November. One of the best places to take in the colors reflected in the waterway is on the leafy Templeton Trail.

Getting There: From Interstate 17, take the Sedona-Oak Creek exit 298, go left (west) and follow State Route 179 for 11 miles to Back O’ Beyond Road at the traffic circle near milepost 310. Veer left and go 0.6 mile on Back O’ Beyond to the Cathedral Rock trailhead on the left.

Length: 3.4 miles one way

Rating: moderate

Kid Friendly: YES

Pet Friendly: YES

Elevation: 3,970-4,330 feet

Best Season: October-May

Fee: A Red Rock Pass or equivalent is required.

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Photo credit Mare Czinar/PHOENIX