MERRY-GO-ROUND ROCK TRAIL
Merry-Go-Round Rock is the distinctive circular formation at the head of Bear Wallow Canyon. The formation has short columns capped with erosion-reisistant grey limestone. This unique carousel-shaped band illustrates the encroachment from an ancient sea, sandwiched between eroded layers of red sandstone. This hike circles Merry-Go-Round Rock above the prominent limestone ledge, overlooking the red sandstone cliffs. Spectacular views extend west down Bear Wallow Canyon toward Sedona. The ledge was originally part of historic Munds Wagon Trail.