Whether you are hiking or biking in the red rocks of Northern Arizona, you will need to follow the seven principles of “Leave No Trace.” These principles will not only help you have a great trip, but will minimize the damage to the land.

“Leave No Trace is a national and international program designed to assist outdoor enthusiasts with their decisions about how to reduce their impacts when they hike, camp, picnic, snowshoe, run, bike, hunt, paddle, ride horses, fish, ski or climb. The program strives to educate all those who enjoy the outdoors about the nature of their recreational impacts as well as techniques to prevent and minimize such impacts. Leave No Trace is best understood as an educational and ethical program, not as a set of rules and regulations.” (www.lnt.org). Click on any link for additional information to see how to apply them to your journey:

  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  3. Dispose of Waste Properly
  4. Leave What You Find
  5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
  6. Respect Wildlife
  7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors

At El Portal Sedona Hotel we encourage hikers, bikers and even those out for just a stroll to be respectful of the land. Our staff is available to help choose hiking trials, biking paths, and trips to the Grand Canyon. Call 1-800-313-0017 for Sedona hotel packages at El Portal. Let us be your Sedona and area “guide” and your Grand Canyon specialist.