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The Crack at Wet Beaver Creek

An awesome hiking destination and a swimming hole

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A true oasis can be found in Wet Beaver Wilderness area within the Coconino National Forest in Sedona, Arizona, about an hour away from Flagstaff. It is known as The Crack on Wet Beaver Creek. The trail there is quite broad and not too difficult with many places to stop. The Crack is a cliff jumper's favorite spot with large rocks for sunbathing and shallow waters, perfect for dipping in. The trail to The Crack is around 3.5 mi (5.63 km) each way, with around 500 ft (152.4 m) of elevation.

The route starts at the Bell Trail which is still being used to herd cattle to the top of the Mogollon Rim. Hikers also pass the White Mesa Trail, and the Apache Maid Trail on the way. The trail along the creek is covered with trees which makes it a nice area to rest during the summer heat.

At The Crack, there are two sides and several places to jump from. Even though the water is chilly there even in summer, the best time to visit this charming place is from April through October.

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