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View to the North from Airport Loop Trail / Overlook Point Parking Lot

View to the east from Overlook Point
   
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Airport Overlook Point


Airport overlook point is an easy to moderate stepping trail which has been upgraded in March 2015 with true steps and a guide ropes.. The trails are also lined with rocks with conservation areas roped off.  Total ascent is about 60 feet.  By taking your time and enjoying the view most hikers can reach the top of the overlook.   

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Topographic Map of Airport Overlook Point

Trailsign For Airport Overlook

Aerial View of Trail to Airport Overlook Point

 
Airport Overlook Point, Sedona, Az

Airport Overlook Summit as seen from the parking lot.

 
 
Airport Lookout Summit
    
 

Two hikers ascending up the initial incline to the access trial leading to Airport Lookout Summit Trail.  Notice that the walking areas are now lined by rocks, fences and cables that protect the fragile environmental areas. (After March 2015)

 
The Approach to Airport Overlook Point

View to the north near the beginning of the access trail.  Note that protected areas are cordoned off and lined by rocks or a small rock wall.. (After to March 2015)

 
View to the North at beginning of access trail.

View to the south near the beginning of the access trail.  Note that protected areas are cordoned off and lined by rocks or a small rock wall.. (After to March 2015)

  
View to the South 

Old Trailhead sign for the beginning to the trail to Overlook Point.   The trail straight ahead or to the left leads to the trailhead of Coconino Loop Trail. (Prior to March 2015)

 
Trail leading to Airport Lookout Summit Trailhead

New trailhead sign for the beginning to the trail to Overlook Point Summit.   The trail straight ahead or to the left leads to the trailhead of Coconino Loop Trail.   Note that the trail is now cordoned off and there are also steps, instead of loose rocks, leading up the trail.  (After March 2015)

 
Airport Lookout Summit Trailhead 

After March 2015, the first part of the trail leading to Overlook Point Summit consisted of easy to used man made steps.

 
Initial Part of Airport Lookout Summit Trail 

Prior to March 2015, the first part of the trail leading to Overlook Point Summit had very rough rock steps.

 
  
Beginning of trail up to Overlook Point.

After March 2015, well defined easy to climb rock steps at the beginning of the trail.

 
Well defined man made steps on Airport Lookout Summit Trail 

Prior to March 2015, rough rock steps at the beginning of the trail.

 
 
Rock steps at the beginning of the trail.

Well defined steps in mid-portion of trail.  Note the guide cable.  (After March 2015)
   

 
Airport Lookout Steps to Top Plateau 

Rock plateau as the trail turns upward.  Note the guide cable to aid in hiking.  (After March 2015)

 
Airport Lookout Rock Plateau

Last leg of the trail.  Note the guide cable.  (After March 2015)

 
Approach To The Top  of Airport Lookout 

View to the east - Midway on Airport Lookout Summit.  On the south face of the butte the Coconino Loop Trail can be seen (blue arrows).  Click on Picture to enlarge. 

 
   
View to the east midway up the trail

Airport Lookout final ascent to summit. After March 2015. 

 
 
Airport Look out Final Ascent to Summit

Last leg of the trail. The cairn at the end of the trail can be seen.  (Prior to March 2015)

  
View of the last leg of the trail.  The cairn at the end of the trail can be seen. 

View of the top of the tail and the cairn marking the trail's end.   (Prior to March 2015)

 
 
View of the top of the tail and the cairm makring the trail's end.  

  
Top of Airport Lookout.

 
Top of Airport Lookout
   

  
View to the south with Court House Butte (to the left) and Bell Rock (middle) seen on the horizon.  

Courthouse Butte & Bell Rock -- Close Up View

 
 
Courthouse Butte & Bell Rock in Distance 

  
View to the south with Court House Butte (to the left) and Bell Rock (middle) seen on the horizon.  

View to the South-Airport Lookout

View to the southwest of Airport Loop Trail.

 
 
View to the southwest of Airport Loop Trail.

View to the northwest from the top of Airport Overlook Point..

 
  
View to the northwest from the top of Airport Overlook Point.

View looking down Airport Overlook Trail from the Summit.  (After March 2015)

 
View looking down Airport Overlook Trail from the Summit.  (After March 2015)


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