Arizona Hiking Gallery
Woods Canyon Hike
Munds Mountain Wilderness, AZ
May 29, 2005
Gallery contains 40 photos
Gallery last updated: 6/13/2005
Woods Canyon Trail begins just off of State Route 179 just south of Villiage of Oak Creek.
Bell Rock, one of Sedona's famous red rock formations as viewed from the start of Woods Canyon Trail.
Blackfoot Daisy (Melampodium leucanthum)
Closer view of Blackfoot Daisy.
Soaptree Yucca (Yucca elata) blossoms.
Desert Marigold (Baileya multiradiata).
In less than a mile the trail crosses a stream which supports a small riparian area with cottonwoods and cattails.
Red Skimmer Dragonfly (Libellula saturata) resting on the cattails.
Silverleaf Nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium) is considered a noxious weed.
A view looking up Woods Canyon. The first few miles of the trail are on an old Jeep road.
Hillside of flowering prickly pear cactus and soaptree yucca.
Orange and yellow berries of Hollyleaf Buckthorn. At the bottom center is a beetle which I didn't notice it when I took the photo.
Twin Yellow Salsify (Tragopogon dubius).
Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis)
Interesting swirling grasses.
Dry Beaver Creek, which runs through Woods Canyon and is usually dry, still had a few pools of running water.
A view looking up Rattlesnake Canyon which merges with Woods Canyon at this spot. The trail continues up Woods Canyon to the left and in front of the mesa at the left of the photo.
Interesting area of Dry Beaver Creek. On the left side of the creek we have gray boulders, on the right red rock sandstone.
Red rock sandstone meet the boulders.
The creek water and stones have carved the standstone.
Sandstone carving. If you look closely you'll notice tadpoles and the waters edge.
A little flow of water trickles down the algea covered sandstore in Dry Beaver Creek.
Continuing on up Woods Canyon.
Red Rock cliffs of Horse Mesa.
Engelmann's Prickly Pear (Opuntia phaeacantha)
A view looking down Woods Canyon and Dry Beaver Creek at my lunch and turn around spot.
All images Copyright ©2005 Terry Wright. All rights reserved.