Casner Mountain trail used to be both challenging and beautiful. Recent pix I have seen make it look pretty easy now, but still great scenery. Reservations for this trail used to be booked way out in advance, like 6-12 months. Good luck.Aspens on the north side of the Peaks, Lockett meadow/Inner Basin and the north facing slopes are going off right now. I also know of a permit only run from the Sedona area to the top of the rim that is pretty good in late October. I will try to look into it, but the permit usually dictates min/max # of rigs.
Sheep Crossing the back way via Horseshoe lake is closed FR479
FR 41 is also closed