Hangover is one of the most scenic but difficult to follow trails in Sedona. The trail leads up to a saddle dividing two large red rock formations thrusting out of the canyon, then follows along a knife edge right around the side of the rock, 200 feet above the canyon floor. I’ve hiked there twice by myself, from either end of the trail. Yet, both time, I lost the track and ended up missing the middle part of the trail.
A few days ago, I completed the trail, and did more. Not far from the official trail, another large rock formation with arches and windows seemed very intriguing. My friend, Phil, and I decided to check it out. We had to scramble up a steep hill, but it turned out to be such an amazing place. We have found four arches/windows, even climbed up a couple of them.
Staying inside a tiny “cave” with two “windows” on either side was inconceivable to describe. No picture can do it justice; no photo can adequately portrait this three dimensional space; no one can feel the thrill being in such a remarkable place unless he or she is right there. You have to come to experience it on your own. Well, when you come, get in touch with me. I will be more than happy to be your “tour guide”. 🙂
BTW, Hangover is also a mountain biking trail. I simply can’t figure out how one can bike on such rugged and steep trail. Hey, sis, there are people crazier than I am. 🙂