The Leave No Trace Principles of Outdoor Ethics
Good reminders to help us preserve this beauty for future generations.
Prepare for extreme weather, hazards, and emergencies.
Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces:
Durable surfaces include established trails and campsites, rock, gravel, dry grasses or snow.
In popular areas:
Concentrate use on existing trails and campsites.
Disperse use to prevent the creation of campsites and trails.
Avoid places where impacts are just beginning.
Dispose of Waste Properly:
Pack it in, pack it out. Inspect your campsite and rest areas for trash or spilled foods. Pack out all trash, leftover food, and litter.
Leave What You Find:
Preserve the past: examine, but do not touch, cultural or historic structures and artifacts.
Minimize Campfire Impacts:
Much of the Sedona red cliff area is closed to both camping and campfires. Please respect the designations.
You can obtain maps and information from :
Red Rock Ranger District
P. O. Box 300
Sedona, AZ 86339-0330
Campfires can cause lasting impacts to the backcountry.
Use a lightweight stove for cooking and enjoy a candle lantern for light
Where fires are permitted, use established fire rings, fire pans, or mound fires.
Keep fires small.
Only use sticks from the ground that can be broken by hand.
Burn all wood and coals to ash, put out campfires completely, then scatter cool ashes.
Observe wildlife from a distance. Do not follow or approach them.
Never feed animals. Feeding wildlife damages their health, alters natural behaviors, and exposes them to predators and other dangers.
Protect wildlife and your food by storing rations and trash securely.
Control pets at all times, or leave them at home.
Avoid wildlife during sensitive times: mating, nesting, raising young, or winter.
Be Considerate of Other Visitors
Respect other visitors and protect the quality of their experience.
Be courteous. Yield to other users on the trail.
Step to the downhill side of the trail when encountering pack stock.
Take breaks and camp away from trails and other visitors.
Let nature’s sounds prevail. Avoid loud voices and noises
from Leave No Trace Center; http://www.lnt.org/