The second largest canyon in Arizona — the scenic Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Area — is part of Red Rock Country.

Three national forests — the Coconino, Kaibab and Prescott — make up the area, which covers 55,937 acres of wilderness. From its forested rim near Williams to its desert canyon mouth in the Verde Valley, this area is home to black bear and mountain lion as well as Arizona’s state animal, the ringtail cat.

What you will find while visiting Sycamore Canyon is solitude, hiking and horseback trails, huge red rocks, pinnacles, buttes and arches, an abundance of wildlife, swimming, Indian ruins, cabins and some great fishing.

Motorized vehicles and mountain bikes are not allowed into the wilderness area. For sightseeing, visit Sycamore Canyon Vista, which overlooks the wilderness area.

For more information or maps, contact the city of Williams-Forest Service Visitor Center at (928) 635-1418.