Apache Fire Trail

Red Rock Arizona State Park
Located 3.9 miles from Sedona, Arizona (AZ)
4 Stars
1,686 Steps 1  (0.8 mi)

Red Rock State Park is a short 20 minute drive from the popular tourist town of Sedona; this small 286 acre park is a great place to visit for some family hiking. Enjoy the tranquil setting while hiking the popular Apache Fire Trail; this loop trail has a gradual elevation gain that leads to the now vacant House of Apache Fire, an adobe style property built during 1946 by Jack and Helen Frye. Unfortunately, at the time of this writing, the house is closed to park visitors and protected by a metal fence surrounding the property. As the trail ascends, panoramic views of the park are clearly visible showing the unique red sandstone formations and spectacular views of Oak Creek. For an extended hike, the Apache Fire Trail also connects with the Javelina Trail and the Coyote Ridge Trail.

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The Apache Fire Trail has a maximum elevation of 3,973 ft (1,211 m), a minimum elevation of 3,864 ft (1,178 m), and an elevation range of 109 ft (33 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
1,6860.8 mi3,864 ft3,973 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
19 min7.388 ft75 ft
[ B to A ]
19 min6.275 ft88 ft

What is the length of the Apache Fire Trail?

The length of the trail is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) or 1,686 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Apache Fire Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 19 min in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 19 min in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the trail while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.

Topo Maps

Download the free Apache Fire Trail topo map and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Red Rock Arizona State Park topographic maps. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?

Adjoining 7.5' Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Loy Butte, AZ
  2. North Topo Map: Wilson Mountain, AZ
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Munds Park, AZ
  4. West Topo Map: Page Springs, AZ
  5. Topo Map: Sedona, AZ
  6. East Topo Map: Munds Mountain, AZ
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Cornville, AZ
  8. South Topo Map: Lake Montezuma, AZ
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Casner Butte, AZ

Is there an Apache Fire trail map?

Yes, and it's free! The Apache Fire Trail is located on the Sedona topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.



  1. Steps is a unit of distance equal to the sum of stride lengths that vary with the terrain.
  2. Length is the distance of the trail between the two trailheads, measured on the trail.
  3. Min Ele is the minimum elevation on the trail.
  4. Max Ele is the maximum elevation on the trail.
  5. Time is the typical total time required to hike the trail.
  6. Floors is the gain divided by twelve, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.