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A Quick Guide to the Best Sedona Caves

A hideout. An ancient home. A photographer’s playground. If you’re looking for things to do in Sedona, you should check out the best Sedona caves!

Red Rock Country is home to fantastic scenery, beautiful hiking, and many unexplored places that keep the adventurous spirit alive as you enter the wild. Hidden among those red rocks are some pretty gnarly caves in Sedona, thanks to mother nature’s erosion.

Not that anyone asked, but I wanted to highlight the best Sedona caves I’ve been able to hike to.

Please note this isn’t an exhaustive list, as new places are always being found.

The Best Sedona Caves Ranked

1) Keyhole Cave

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best sedona caves keyhole arizona hiking

I like Keyhole Cave as it’s still a bit under the radar (or at least the location hasn’t been spread too publicly and won’t be here either.) The dramatic cliff edge at the front makes for some genuinely incredible photo opportunities.

The hike is relatively easy until the final 200 yards as you ascend into the cave. There used to be a rope that would make it easier to climb up. I’ve heard it’s no longer there, making the climb a bit riskier. Remember, always be careful getting in here.

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2) Boyton Subway

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sedona boyton cave hike arizona
best sedona caves boyton subway hike arizona

2020’s “IG place to visit” stormed onto the scene and is undoubtedly one of the best Sedona caves. The towering walls and great backdrop show off the area’s beauty. What makes this so remarkable is the hike through Boyton and the journey to the cave.

Remember, if you go here, respect the Native American ruins in the area and leave no trace.

Another great cave adventure in Iceland

3) Soldiers Pass Cave

soldiers pass best sedona caves
soldiers pass best sedona caves

I bombed this approach the first time, but if you do it right, it’s an easy excursion from the trail into a great spot. My favorite part is how the sunlight enters the cave, making it look mystical.

It’s getting increasingly popular, but weekdays should make it a lonesome experience – and that’s good.

4) Birthing Cave

sedona hiking birthing cave must do
sedona hiking birthing cave must do

If you don’t have a wide-angle lens, you aren’t going to get the photos that you’ve seen online. However, don’t let that discourage you! It’s still one of the caves in Sedona you need to check out. The way up is easy until the final 100 yards.

Once you’re there, be aware that the back area you must climb up has had wear and tear and is quite slippery. Keep that in mind as you’re going up with your camera.

The Best Sedona Caves – Bonus

This one’s on the Hangover Trail, but a bit hard to reach. So I’ll keep it unnamed for now. But the view is great!

caves in sedona

Wrapping Up – Best Sedona Caves

Sedona’s caves hold a mystique and allure that beckons adventurers and nature enthusiasts to delve into the heart of its rugged terrain.

From the magical Birthing Cave to the enchanting chambers of Boynton Canyon’s caves, this extraordinary geological wonderland offers a subterranean world waiting to be explored.

Whether you’re an avid spelunker or simply searching for a unique, mystical experience, the best Sedona caves will continue to captivate and amaze us, reminding us of the profound wonders beneath the surface of this remarkable desert landscape.

So, gear up, explore, and uncover the secrets of Sedona’s best caves for a journey you won’t soon forget.

Until next time adventurers, take care and be safe.

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