Arizona may be known as "The Grand Canyon State," but those of us who live here know that the desert is full of beautiful, hidden gems. This easy hike will take you to a hidden cave in Arizona with gorgeous views.\nRobbers Roost, also known as Shaman Cave, is a hidden cave with a large natural rock window overlooking the landscape. It's located in Sedona, AZ and it's about a 2.5-mile hike roundtrip from the low-clearance parking lot. The trail is open year-round, but it can be very hot during the summertime, so plan accordingly.\nThe cave was reportedly used by robbers and bootleggers who used the cave's natural rock window to look out for ranchers coming after them. The parking lot is free, but the lot and most of the trail is unmarked. You can go here for more information on the cave's location.\nView this post on Instagram 👣On my journey, I have often been surprised. some of the places I was told to visit, places I was told would bring me joy, didn’t. occasionally they left me cold and confused. I would reach out to grasp something from an experience, only to find it wasn’t there, at least not for me. I was left wondering why it didn’t work, why it didn’t feel right, or why it didn’t do for me what others said it did for them. Then other places, other experiences—the ones I had the least expectations of—surprised me. they riveted my soul, opened my heart, touched me, changed me in ways I didn’t expect. ways that still surprise me. To have certain expectations is natural, but stay open to surprise. do not let your dreams and expectations color what you know to be true for you. trust your perceptions, trust how a thing feels to you. If you expected something to work and it didn’t- trust that. If something has opened your heart and produced growth, love and joy- trust that. but do not let your expectations or prejudices color and distort your experiences. you may be pleasantly surprised to find joy where you least expected it. @authormelodybeattie 🙏many blessings to the stranger who took this picture for me and stood on the edge of a cliff to do it. we spent the rest of the afternoon with them and I loved meeting them! A post shared by 🦄𝙐 𝙉 𝙄 𝘾 𝙊 𝙍 𝙉 ⋆ (@emilyroseunicorn) on Jul 28, 2019 at 4:49am PDT\nWhen you reach the cave, relax and enjoy the view because it's breathtaking! It would even make a great place to have a quick picnic. If you want a shorter hike, you'll need a high clearance vehicle to reach the high clearance parking lot.\nThe trail will be a little rocky, making for an even greater adventure. Once you reach the top, you'll have gorgeous 360-degree views. Instead of watching for ranchers, you and your friends can look out and admire the views.\nView this post on Instagram Peering through two holes of Colonnade Arch aka the Five Hole Arch. You can't capture all the holes in a image, but trust me there's five of them! . . #naturalarches #arches #sonyalpha #alphacollective #greenriver #utahisrad #utah #salomon A post shared by Kevin (@sherpa28) on May 13, 2018 at 2:57pm PDT\nThis easy trail makes for a great morning hike with friends. If they aren't available, don't worry because you can bring your furry pals along for the ride. If you're looking for more easy hikes that you can bring your furry friend on check out this one here.\nView this post on Instagram Happy Wednesday everyone! I was in a cave posting mood today so here's a cave shot I took in Sedona! So many places to explore in Sedona. Can't wait to go back someday! . . . . . . . #icapture_sedona #sedonaprime #sedonaescape #visitsedona #conquerarizona #see_arizona #visitarizona #azstateparks #ig_arizona #westbysouthwest #arizonaisgorgeous #arizonaphotographer #azphotographer #arizonahikersguide #arizonasky #sedona #sedonaarizona #sedonahiking #sedonaphotographer #sedonasky #shaman #shamanscave #robbersroost #adventure #optoutside #outside #canyon #divine_deserts #cave #caves A post shared by JT Bucaro (@jbucarophotography) on Jul 10, 2019 at 7:13am PDT\nRobbers Roost Trail\nPrice: Free\nLocation: Sedona, AZ\nWhy you should go: This hidden cave has gorgeous views of the landscape below you, and you can even bring your pup with you. It's also available year-round.\nWebsite\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.