A Morning in Pedestal Alley

It was a coolish morning, as coolish as the desert can be in May, and I was off to explore Pedestal Alley.  There is parking on the left side of the road across from the trailhead, which is marked with a sign, on the right.  The trail basically follows a wash and is also marked with cairns, which are more helpful once you’re on the open rock.


It takes maybe 20 minutes to get out of the wash, so a couple of hours is good for this to allow for more wandering and exploring.  This was on of the first hikes I did and was a good introduction to the desert scenery.  It was pretty windy the day I was there so it was kind of hard to see with sand being blown all over and into my eyes.  It would be better pretty much anytime after mid-May.


I wasn’t able to follow the whole trail because, you guessed it, work.  It was a nice way to spend the morning and it’s a fairly easy walk.  Its wide open, but has the towering walls around you at the same time.  It’s pretty cool, but there are other places I like much more.  It’s definitely worth a visit if you have the time, though.


Have you been along Burr Trail?  Did you go to Pedestal Alley?  What do you think of it?

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