The Sedona Red Rock Trail Fund has raised more than $3.0 million since inception - all for the maintenance and enhancement of the trails in the Red Rock Ranger District.
The funding from the Sedona Red Rock Trail Fund has been vital to the USFS's recent successes. Over time, the Red Rock Ranger District has used the funding to help preserve, protect and grow the trail system by:
Special donations have also enabled us to create an endowment fund (held by the Arizona Community Foundation) to ensure that funding continues for future generations.
History of new trail construction
61 miles of new trails constructed in Sedona's Red Rock Country, made possible with support from the Sedona Red Rock Trail Fund
Money and muscles
In addition to cash funding, local volunteers contribute significantly to accomplishing what needs to get done. With a combination of trail crew workers from the USFS staff, American Conservation Experience seasonal teams and volunteers from the non-profit Friends of the Forest, impressive new construction and heavy maintenance milestones were made possible.
Got it done in 2023
Trail maintenance project accomplished through teamwork of USFS trail crew and volunteers.
Before: Dixon Lewis trail to the popular waterfall feature in Fossil Creek. Users hiking on multiple paths due to unclear trail corridor.
After: A rock turnpike was created to hold the tread material and better delineate the trail. Social trails in the area were naturalized to reduce damage to the sensitive riparian area.