Bunkhouse Trail

Red Rock Arizona State Park
Located 3.8 miles from Sedona, Arizona (AZ)
4 Stars
721 Steps 1  (0.3 mi)

The Bunkhouse Trail is one of the more popular trails within the park and is located a short distance from the visitor center. The paved wheelchair friendly loop trail is also ideal for a family with young children. Enjoy the surrounding views of the House of Apache Fire and nearby rock formations while strolling along the trail; this was the location of an old homestead built in 1931 by Fritz Schuerman for his wife Dolly and their two children. For a longer hike, take a stroll across the Kingfisher Bridge which crosses Oak Creek and connects with many of the trails on the Red Rock five mile interconnecting loop system.

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The Bunkhouse Trail has a maximum elevation of 3,880 ft (1,183 m), a minimum elevation of 3,855 ft (1,175 m), and an elevation range of 25 ft (8 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
7210.3 mi3,855 ft3,880 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
8 min2.226 ft21 ft
[ B to A ]
8 min1.821 ft26 ft

What is the length of the Bunkhouse Trail?

The length of the trail is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) or 721 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Bunkhouse Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 8 min in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 8 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 Bunkhouse 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 a Bunkhouse trail map?

Yes, and it's free! The Bunkhouse 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.