Submarine Rock - TRAIL

Submarine Rock - Trail, Sedona, Arizona

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greg guerin   Downhiller [Oct 09, 2009]

I have only been riding a mountain bike for a month, so I might not know much. But I do know I grew up on a BMX, and have ridden them my whole life. That said, this trail was fun. Lots of jumps, drop offs, steep hills, fast trails with tight turns and berms to keep you on the track! Just past Chicken Point the trail heads down a little canyon following a creek. If you take the creek there are 3 waterfalls to jump off of! Got some good air. The trails never end, just keep going. You can't get lost, a road is usually in sight. I only crashed twice, so I would call it a good ride.

Customer Service

Start at the end of Morgan road. Follow the Broken Arrow trail sign. Follow the cairns. Make sure to check out the Devil's Kitchen Sinkhole, The Stairs, and Submarine Rock. When you get to the very top, you are at Chicken Point. Some say it is scary? Not so much. 50 feet back and to the south east you can pick up Chicken Point trail. FUN CITY!!! Just go. You can pick up Chapel Trail, Llama Trail, Courthouse Loop.......

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4
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3
SedonaMTB   Cross Country Rider [Apr 05, 2006]

Actually Submarine Rock is part of the Broken Arrow Trail. Submarine Rock is a slick rock formation that inspired Walt Disney to design the Nautilus in "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." The picture here should be of the slick rock formation. See the description for Broken Arrow trail. (The trail is named after the movie "Broken Arrow" starring Jimmy Stewart about Geronimo and the US mail delivery in the Southwest, good movie actually.

Customer Service

Park at Absolute Bikes in the Village of Oak Creek, they have a big parking lot and a free map that's approved by the forest service. Ride from the shop to Bell Rock Pathway. Then ride Llama to Little Horse up to Chicken Point and down on Broken Arrow. You will see a sign that directs you to Submarine Rock. You can also park at the Broken Arrow trailhead and ride on the single track or jeep road to the Submarine Rock turn off.

Similar Products Used: It's easy to get lost in this area. There are a number of social trails that lead nowhere and illegally built trails. Make sure you don't accidently ride into Wilderness areas as you could get a $300 ticket.
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4
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3
marco_tomac98   Cross Country Rider [Mar 09, 2004]

I agree with comments below, Developers are ruining Sedona...go there before there's a Golf Course everywhere!!..What's wrong with the local authority? I too, would like a house right by the rocks, THAT'S EXACTLY why there should be a law banning the development...it's a shame... BUT since we are rating the trail..This is the most beautiful trail I rode in Sedona..it's technical, has climbs, fast tracks, woods, slick rock, incredible views... I rode in December so it was cold...30's.. I did it with my girlfriend, so we just walked the difficult parts...after Chicken Point there's an incredible view spot, make sure to be there by Sunset ..if you only have time to ride one trail in Sedona, this is the one!! It's not so difficult as it is tricky..so it helps if you get to ride it more than once..best of luck and enjoy!! BTW not too many Pink Jeeps in December..

Customer Service

Follow what Fat Tire Guide says

Similar Products Used: All those in the Fat Tire Guide
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4
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3
tfrandal   Cross Country Rider [Jan 31, 2004]

fun ride but as most everywhere in Sedona you just cant get away from tourist,pink jeeps,construction noise,residential and resort development. Have lived in the area for the past twenty years and in comparison to the 1980's Sedona sucks and has basicly been ruined if you like to bike in the back country and have a non urban experience. But the trail is fun and the views are still awesome. Too bad you have to hike into wilderness areas without bike to have any sense of solitude. For these issues I would rate all sedona trail a two or three these days. Only ride Sedona trails when the Flag trails are too muddy and snowy.

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2
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3
Zark   [Nov 15, 1998]

This is one of the greatest rides i have ever done. Submarine Rock is a slickrock formation on the Broken Arrow trail. This trail has everything: drops, gnarly steep jeep roads, windy singletrack and beatiful views.

Customer Service

Go to Sedona Bike and Bean and look at the 3D area map and get wired on espresso

Similar Products Used: Secret trails, house mountain and many others
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5
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Gregg   [Nov 21, 1998]

This is a great trail. It has a good variety of trail, with landmarks like the sinkhole, submarine rock, the stairs (a particularly treacherous section of jeep trail) and chicken point. Great scenery as well as great riding. If you like this trail, try cathedral rock.

Customer Service

Park near trailhead on Morgan road and follow trail or jeep road.

Similar Products Used: Cathedral rock. Following this trail in the summer takes you along side budha beach, with a swimming hole that can't be beat.
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5
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Jesse   [Nov 24, 1998]

This trail has a little bit of everything. rough singletrack, smooth singletrack, singletrack through trees,singletrack without trees,slick rock, ledges,a giant sinkhole,even those annoying,tourist-filled "pink Jeeps". The entire loop is about 10 miles. The singletrack crosses several large slick rock masses,including Sub rock. The trail is,for the most part well marked with huge cairns. Only in a few areas,is it not well defined. This trail can be easy to
technical depending on the route/lines you take.
There are plenty of "play" areas for those seeking a thrill. This trail WILL put a smile on your face,and the scenery is awesome. As far as bike shops in the area,check out the dudes at "Mountain Bike Heaven".

Customer Service

From 179 turn on to Morgan Rd.(You will see the broken arrow sign). This is on the east side of 179. Follow Morgan Rd. up,through a residential area,soon after it turns to dirt you will see a small parking area on the left. Park here and take the single that starts on the other side of the dirt road. For the "Adventure Impared" the dirt road will follow a "less spectacular"
route to the same destination. Follow the trail to Sub rock and then on to chicken point. Look close here and you'll notice a bitchin singletrack. Take this down to the Red Rock path that follows 179 back to Morgan Rd.

Similar Products Used: Soldier Pass trails(very similar to Sub rock),Cathedral rock loop,Hot loop trail,House Mountain,the entire area out,off of Dry Creek Rd. The list goes on and on. There are tons of great trail here,and they all rule!
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5
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Josh   [Dec 27, 1998]

This is some of the best single track in the state!!! Add to that slickrock, and you can't beat it. Tight and fast, with plenty of technical stuff. If you don't go all the way to Chicken Point, you're missing alot of fun. The route find on the way back down can be a little tricky, but the folks at Bike N Bean will set you straight.

Customer Service

Park at Morgan Road lot. Single track trail starts in the lot to the south.

Similar Products Used: Cathderal rock, Midgley Brigde and Secret Trails.
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5
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Greg   [Jan 06, 1999]

Have ridden this one twice. Once in '90 and once last year ('98). The original experience wasn't that great. The start was all jeep road (booo!) and the trail faded after you got past the end of the Pink Jeep road. In '98, you can ride some cool single track instead of the jeep road and the trail down through the canyon on the south end of Twin Buttes is now well established, although when you get down to the west end, things kind of fade a bit. Check out Cosmic Ray's book and that will get you easily through the short housing area and onto the new trail running alongside 179 (yea! no more riding on that friggin' highway!) that takes you back to the start on fun rolling riding. Pretty cool.

Customer Service

Swing off of 179 at the "Broken Arrow" sign (Morgan Rd) to find the trailhead. You can ride the loop all the way around Twin Buttes and back.

Similar Products Used: We did a loop from a hillside north on the same road that Bike 'n Bean is on. Can't recall the trail at the moment, but despite some route finding problems, it was good. Went up and around and back to Midgley Bridge. Pretty rocky at the start as well, but not enough to ruin the ride.
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4
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Erik   [Feb 16, 1999]

I found this to be my favorite trail in Az. After spending a month riding in the southwest, this was by far the best ride, although too short. Ride "Devil's Staircase" don't walk down it. Pass as many pink jeeps as possible, you will be on home video around the world. Sub rock is nice to ride too. oh yeh the sink holes around their are nice to look at.

Customer Service

follow the broken arrow trail sign to parking lot. then explore the single track all the way to bell rock.

Similar Products Used: seceret trails, dry creek.
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5
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