Munds Wagon Trail - Sedona Arizona
This is the view looking westsouthwest from the Munds Wagon Trail as it climbs Schnebly Hill just east of Sedona. You can see the east side of Mitten Ridge and Capitol Butte in the distance. That is the limestone base of Merry-go-Round on the right.
John Munds was a stockman and served two terms as Sheriff of Yavapai County. He would drive his cattle between Munds Park on top of the Rim down into the Oak Creek area between seasons. The cattle trail was expanded and become Munds Wagon Trail. Schnebly Hill is named for Elsworth Schnebly, one of the first settlers in the area. Sedona was the name of Carl Schnebly's wife. The Schnebly Hill Road was built for autos and roughly follows the Munds Wagon Trail. The Pink Jeep Tours bring a lot of tourists up & down Schnebly Hill Road, but most don't take the few steps off-road to see the sights from the trail.
Here is the view of Mitten Ridge from the West side