Kulas on the Trail: Hike & Write in Sedona, Arizona

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Kulas on the Trail: Hike & Write in Sedona, Arizona

Explore the trails of Sedona, Arizona with Author Christine Reed and learn to write epic adventure stories for books, blogs or your friends.

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Soldiers Pass Caves via Teacup Trailhead in Sedona, Arizona 2050 Buena Vista Dr. Sedona, AZ 86336

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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Kulas on the Trail: Sunrise Hike & Write in Sedona, AZ

Soldiers Pass Caves via Teacup Trailhead

This event is appropriate for Activity Level 3 and up on Kula's Hiking Event Classification.

Join award-winning author Christine Reed at Soldier’s Pass Caves in Sedona, AZ for a 6.4-mile hike and write adventure through the red rock canyons and desert landscapes of Sedona. We’ll make observational stops along the trail, take time for writing exercises and journaling prompts, and a discussion of outdoor adventure storytelling.

We will meet at bright and early at the Teacup Trailhead on Buena Vista Dr. ready to hike and write! We will hike as a group, stopping along the way to observe the scenery, wildlife, and to check in with our internal, physical and mental experience.

Christine Reed, author of the hiking memoir, Alone in Wonderland, will provide tips and techniques for adventure storytelling. As a group, we will also discuss the importance and significance of sharing stories about the outdoors. Whether you’re interested in writing a book, blogs, better captions for your adventure photos, or just regaling friends with your latest hike, join us for this unique adventure.

We will trek through the red rocks and desert landscape ending at the Soldiers Pass Caves. This hike is generally considered a moderately challenging hike. The group will adjust pace according to ability and mood.


  • 10 essentials: Headlamp with extra batteries, Navigation, Sun Protection, First Aid Kit, Knife, Fire, Shelter, Extra Food, Extra Water, Extra Clothes.
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Trekking Poles
  • Warm layers appropriate for the season (hat, gloves)
  • Plenty of snacks and water for several hours of activity
  • Notebook or Journal and pen/pencil/feather quill
  • Optional lightweight seat or cushion to sit on
  • Don’t forget your Kula Cloth!
  • Red Rocks Pass or America the Beautiful Pass


  • Meeting Time: We will meet at 7:30 a.m. (sunrise)
  • Meeting Location: Teacup Trail located at 2050 Buena Vista Dr, Sedona, AZ 86336
  • Distance: 6.4 miles out & back
  • Elevation Gain: 862 feet of elevation gain
  • Highest Point: 4850 ft
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Pace: 1.5 – 2 mile/hour (will be based on group pace, this is an inclusive hike for most fitness abilities)
  • Trailhead Parking: Teacup Trail is accessed from a quiet neighborhood on Buena Vista Rd in Sedona – parking is limited, please consider carpooling – $5 Red Rock Day Pass or America the Beautiful Pass is required
  • Misc: No pets, please
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Christine Reed is an author, thruhiker, and outdoorswoman based part-time in Denver, CO. She travels half the year in her converted minivan to hike, speak, and host events like this one to inspire others to get outdoors, challenge themselves in new ways, and tell their stories.

Back in 2013, the idea of backpacking the Appalachian Trail set her on a journey from sedentary office worker to rugged outdoorswoman, and she’s never looked back.

Christine will be hosting Hike and Write events in partnership with Kula Cloth in different states as she travels on book tour throughout 2023. Check the schedule to see where she’s headed next!

She also shares her stories and adventures on Instagram and TikTok @ruggedoutdoorswoman and aloneinwonderland.com

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