Archaeological Survey for Red Rock Ranger District

Your gift will support an archeological survey in compliance with the National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) and will allow the Red Rock Ranger District to move forward with trail enhancement to improve the non-motorized trail system.

Areas such as Turkey Creek, among others, require a NEPA survey

prior to improvement for non-motorized tails.

Archaeological Survey for RRRD - up to $100,000

The Forest Service seeks to improve the non-motorized trail system within the Red Rock Ranger District (RRRD). Prior to making certain improvements in specific areas, archaeological surveys much be conducted in compliance with NEPA.

This project responds to increasing demand for sustainable non-motorized trail recreation on National Forest lands within the District. To assist the RRRD, the Sedona Red Rock Trail Fund has stepped in to fund NEPA surveys in the following areas:

  • Doe Mesa. A 2.2 mile "figure 8" loop to be constructed on top of Doe Mesa to access views. Click here for the map of the proposed Doe Mesa survey area.
  • Hardline.  Adoption of a .9 mile user created route to serve as an important link from the Hiline Trail to the Templeton and Easy Breezy Trail junction and offer hikers and bikers a highly desirable experience with a trail alignment in a steep slick rock wash. Click here for the map of the proposed Hardline survey area.
  • Rector Bypass Trail. Constructing a short trail (0.1 miles) to allow equestrians to avoid the steep rock ledge section of the Rector Trail. Click here for the map of the proposed Rector Bypass survey area.
  • Schuerman Mountain. A short 570' connector that extends from the Scheurman Mountain Trailhead and Trail to Red Rock Loop Road offering a connection from the Carroll Canyon Trail System (Herkenham/Skywalker Trails) to the trails west and south of the Sedona High School (Schuerman Mountain/Pyramid Trails). Click here for the map of the proposed Schuerman. Mountain survey area.
  • Single-Track Bypass. This improves tread and alignment of the existing Bell Rock Pathway "bypass" and adds a southern segment ~.9 mile to link to the access road to the Bell Rock Vista Trailhead. Click here for the map of the proposed Single-Track Bypass survey area.
  • Turkey Creek. This consists of 27 miles of new trail, adopt 11 miles of "social routes" and naturalize 15 miles of "social routes" on approximately 850 acres. This area is generally bounded by Verde Valley School Road on the east; House Mountain on the west; Oak Creek to the north and the Village of Oak Creek to the south. Click here for the map of the proposed Turkey Creek survey area.
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