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I'll be vacationing with the family in Sedona and Flagstaff the last week of July and need some help picking a trail to ride. I get a "1/2 day pass" to MTB in each place so I want to make the most of it. If you could pick one ride in each place what would you do?

Here's what I'm looking for:
- looking for the best trail(s) that shows the most scenic aspects of the area
- prefer to ride out from campground, but not mandatory (Sedona = Rancho Sedona RV Park on east end of town / Flagstaff = Kit Carson RV Park west of town)
- 2 to 4 hours of riding. Start time will be early morning.
- 15+ miles is no problem
- pretty strong intermediate rider, but I'll be riding solo, so nothing too crazy
- riding a 5" trail bike
- I love uphill and downhill
- ride will be mid-week

I'll be picking up a Cosmic Ray's trail guide, to help with the navigation.

Thanks in advance for your help.
 

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yfz_duner said:
I'll be vacationing with the family in Sedona and Flagstaff the last week of July and need some help picking a trail to ride. I get a "1/2 day pass" to MTB in each place so I want to make the most of it. If you could pick one ride in each place what would you do?

Here's what I'm looking for:
- looking for the best trail(s) that shows the most scenic aspects of the area
- prefer to ride out from campground, but not mandatory (Sedona = Rancho Sedona RV Park on east end of town / Flagstaff = Kit Carson RV Park west of town)
- 2 to 4 hours of riding. Start time will be early morning.
- 15+ miles is no problem
- pretty strong intermediate rider, but I'll be riding solo, so nothing too crazy
- riding a 5" trail bike
- I love uphill and downhill
- ride will be mid-week

I'll be picking up a Cosmic Ray's trail guide, to help with the navigation.

Thanks in advance for your help.
Here you go right out your door:

http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=448124

If that doesn't work you can try one of the intermediate suggestions but they won't be out of your door.

Popular Sedona Rides Consisting of Loops, Out and Back Rides and Shuttles on System and Non-System Trails

Trails are shown by where they are located, the fun factor/degree of difficulty, the length of the ride and my rating as to which trail I would ride first as an advanced rider (A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, C1 & D1)

West Sedona Area

Advanced Loops:

1. Start at the High School to Under the Radar to Under Under the Radar to New Rams Head to Cake Walk to Pyramid to Witch Doctor to Pyramid to Cake Walk to New Rams Head to Under Under the Radar to Double D to New Rams Head to Chavez Road to Ridge to Sketch to Lemonade Bypass to Old Ridge to Ridge to Carol Canyon to Homee to Bike Path to the High School. (approx. 3 ½ hours ) A1

2. Start at the Cultural Center to Ledge’n’Airy to Bypass to Girdner to Easy Rider to Plumber’s Crack to the Cultural Center. (approx. 2 hours ) A3

3. Start at Thunder Mountain Trailhead to Chimney Rock to Dry Creek Road to Lower Lizard Head to Dry Creek Gravel Road (Vultee Arch Road) to Lost Watch to Touron to Chuck Wagon to Chuck Wagon to Touron to Sunset to Dry Creek Gravel Road (Vultee Arch Road) to Lower Lizard Head to Dry Creek Road to Thunder Mountain to Thunder Mountain Trailhead. (approx. 4 hours ) A1

4. Start at Thunder Mountain Trailhead to Chimney Rock to Dry Creek Road to Lower Lizard Head to Dry Creek Gravel Road to Lost Watch to Touron to Chuck Wagon to Chuck Wagon to Lost Watch to Mescal to Canyon of Fools to Dawa to Cockscomb to Christmas Wash to AZ Cypress to Anaconda to Girdner to Lower Lizard Head to Dry Creek Road to Thunder Mountain Trail to the Thunder Mountain Trailhead. (approx. 5 hours ) A2

5. Recycle Center to Carol Canyon to Ridge to Sketch to Ridge to Upper Ram’s Head to New Ram’s Head to Secret Slick Rock to Red Rock Crossing Road to Carol Canyon Wash to Under Under Under the Radar to Under Under the Radar to Old Post to Bike Path to Homee to Carol Canyon to the Recycle Center. (approx. 3 hours) B1

6. Mtn. Bike Heaven to Front Side of Airport to Bandit to Tabletop to Windsurfer to Bogus to Sketch to Ridge to Upper Ram’s Head to New Ram’s Head to Double D to Under Under the Radar to New Ram’s Head to Cakewalk to Pyramid to Witch Doctor to Pyramid to Cakewalk to Old Post to Bike Path to Homee to Upper Homee to Old Post to Recycle Center to Shelby Road to 89A to Mt. Bike Heaven. (approx. 4 hours) B1

7. Basha’s to Little Elf Trailhead to Tea Cup to Upper Tea Cup to Mouse Fingers to Tea Cup to Soldiers Pass Road to Soldiers Pass Trail to Jordan to Ant Hill to the Ant Hill Climb Trail to the Jump Trail to Roller Coaster to The Nine Way Intersection to Centennial to Crucifixion to Second Coming to Airport Road to Front Side of Airport to Bandit to Recycle Center to Shelby Road to 89A to Basha’s. (approx. 3 hours) B2

8. Second Coming and 89A to Second Coming to Grand Central to the Nine Way to Roller Coaster to the Jump Trail to Ant Hill to Jordan to Soldiers Pass Trail to Soldiers Pass Road to Seven Scared Pools to Soldiers Pass Trail to Jordan to Power Station Plunge to the Nine Way to Centennial to Crucifixion to Second Coming to 89A. (approx. 3 ½ hours) B2

9. Catholic Church and Crucifixion Trailhead to Lost and Found to Jump Trail to Ant Hill to Jordan to Power Station Plunge to Jordan to Jim Thompson to Birdcage to Jim Thompson to Jordan to Power Station Plunge to Grand Central to Second Coming to the Catholic Church (approx. 3 ½ hours) B2

10. Mtn. Bike Heaven to the Front Side of Airport to Brewer to Crucifixion to Grand Central to the Nine Way to Centennial to Crucifixion to Second Coming to 89A to Mtn. Bike Heaven. (2 ½ hours) B2


Intermediate Loops:

1. Start at Girdner Trailhead and Dry Creek Road to Dry Creek Gravel Road to Lost Watch to Touron to Chuck Wagon to Lost Watch to Secret Dry Creek Wash Crossing to Seven Canyons Road to Deadman’s Pass Trail to Enchantment Road to Boyton Pass Road to Dawa to OK to AZ Cypress to Anaconda Bypass to Anaconda to Girdner to the Girdner Trailhead at Dry Creek Road. (approx. 3 1/2 hours) C1

2. Start at Girdner Trailhead at Dry Creek Road to Girdner to Anaconda to AZ Cypress to Girdner to Easy Rider to Plumber’s Crack to Color Cove to Dry Creek Road to Lower Lizard Head to Dry Creek Road and Girdner Trailhead. approx. 2 hours ) C1

Easy Ride Out and Back with some short Intermediate to Advanced Sections:

1. Park at Deadman’s Pass Trail Head ride Deadman’s to the end of Trail and ride
back to your car. The easiest direction is east to west. If you thought the ride was too advanced you can ride the paved roads back to your vehicle. (approx. 1 ½ to 2 hours) D1

Advanced Shuttle Rides

Drop the Shuttle Vehicle at the Red Rock Crossing Road and Chavez Road Intersection then drive to the High School at Upper Red Rock Loop Road and Hwy 89A.


1. Start at the High School to Under the Radar to Under Under the Radar to Double D to New Ram’s Head to Secret Slick Rock to Red Rock Crossing to Templeton to Slim Shady to H…..E to Baldwin to Templeton to Red Rock Crossing to the Carol Canyon Wash to Upper Red Rock Loop Road to Pyramid to Witch Doctor to Pyramid to Cake Walk to New Ram’s Head to Under Under Under the Radar to the Shuttle Vehicle. The pick-up vehicle would be parked at the Red Rock Crossing Road and Chavez Road intersection.( approx. 4 hours) A1


2. Start at the High School to Under the Radar to Under Under the Radar to Double D to New Ram’s Head to Secret Slick Rock to Red Rock Crossing to Templeton to Back of Beyond to Easy Breezy to Easy Sleezy to the Bell Rock Parking Lot to Slim Shady to H…..E to Baldwin to Templeton to Red Rock Crossing to the Carol Canyon Wash to Upper Red Rock Loop Road to Pyramid to Witch Doctor to Pyramid to Cake Walk to New Ram’s Head to Under Under Under the Radar to the Shuttle Vehicle. The pick-up vehicle would be parked at the Red Rock Crossing Road and Chavez Road intersection.( approx. 5 hours) A1+


3. Start at the High School and the Herkenham Trailhead. Ride Down Herkenham to Old Post to the Exit of Old Post at the Red Rock Crossing Road. (15 to 20 minutes) B1

4. Start at the High School and the Herkenham Trailhead. Ride Down Herkenham to Old Post turn left to Under Under the Radar to Under Under Under the Radar to Carol Canyon Wash to the pick-up vehicle parked at the bridge on the Red Rock Crossing Road. (30 minutes) A2

5. Start at the High School and the Under the Radar Trailhead to Bike Path to
Under the Radar to Under Under the Radar to Under Under Under the Radar to Carol Canyon Wash to the pick-up vehicle parked at the bridge on the Red Rock Crossing Road. (45 minutes) A1

6. Start at the High School and the Herkenham Trailhead. Ride Down Herkenham to Old Post turn left on Old Post and ride about 100 yards and look to your right for a trail at the base of the climb up Old Post. Turn right on Under Under the Radar. Follow UUTR to Under Under Under the Radar to the Carol Canyon Wash Bridge which s your exit point to the shuttle vehicle. (approx. 20 minutes) B1

Drop the shuttle vehicle off at the lower Burger King parking lot off Brewer Rd near Hwy 89A and Hwy 179A intersection.

1. Start at the Jordan Trailhead at the trailhead parking lot off Jordan Road. Ride west on Jordan towards Soldiers Pass. At the electrical power station head south to the Power Station Plunge trail to the Eight Way to Centennial to Crucifixion to Burger King. (approx 40 minutes) A1

2. Start at the Brewer trailhead off of Airport Road. The trail starts by climbing to the left out of the parking lot. (approx. 12 minutes) B1



Drop the shuttle vehicle off at the Hwy 179 and Schnebly Hill Road intersection drive up to the top of Schnebly Hill. At the top of the hill ride south to pick-up the top of the Munds Wagon Wheel trailhead.

1. At the top of the hill ride south to pick-up the top of the Munds Wagon Wheel
trailhead. Ride down Munds back to the Huckabee parking lot. Pick-up the Huckabee By Pass trail to Schnebly Hill Rd. and back to the shuttle vehicle. (approx 70 minutes) B1

Bell Rock Area

2. Start at the Yavapi Parking lot (on Hwy. 179) across for the Bell Rock Parking lot northwest of Bell Rock. Ride west from the parking lot to pick-up Slim Shady turn left and bomb down Slim Shady to Made in the Shade. Turn left for a downhill to the Red Aguave or turn right and climb higher on Made in the Shade for a steeper downhill to the Red Aguave. (approx. 15 to 20 minutes) B1



Hwy 89A and 179 Area (Near Schnebly Hill Road)

Advanced Loops:

1. Schnebly Hill Road and Hwy. 179 to Huckaby Parking Lot to Munds Wagon Trail to Cow Pies to Damifino Saddle to Hangover to Munds Wagon Wheel to Huckaby Parking Lot to Fast Trail to Schnebly Hill Road to Hwy 179. ( approx. 2 1/2 hours ) A1

2. Burger King Schnelby Hill Road to Huckaby Parking Lot to Munds Wagon Trail to Cow Pies to Damifino Saddle to Damifino to Damifido to Killer Bee to Lavitra to Casner Canyon to Grass Hopper Point to Midgley Bridge to Wilson to Jim Thompson to Bird Cage to Jim Thompson to Jordan to Power House Plunge to the Nine Way to Grand Central to Crucifixion to Burger King. (approx. 4 1/2 hours) A1



Broken Arrow Area

Advanced Loops

1. Pine Court to Mystic to Hogalicious to Hog Wash to Hog Heaven to Mystic to Chaplel Road to Chapel Trail to Little Horse to Chicken Point to Broken Arrow to High on the Hog to Hog Heaven to Hog Wash to Cemetery to Pine Court. (approx. 2 ½ hours) A1


2. Pine Court to Mystic to Hogalicious to Hog Wash to Hog Heaven to Mystic to Chapel Road Chapel Trail to Little Horse to Lama to Bell Rock Parking Lot to Slim Shady to H.T. to Little Horse to Chicken Point to Broken Arrow to High on the Hog to Hog Heaven to Hog Wash to Cemetery to Pine Court. ( approx. 3 ½ hours) A2

3. Pine Court to Mystic to Hogalicious to Hog Wash to Hog Heaven to Mystic to Chapel Road to Chapel Trail to Little Horse to Lama to Bell Rock Parking Lot to Slim Shady to Templeton to Back of Beyond to Easy Breezy to H.T. to Little Horse to Chicken Point to Broken Arrow to High on the Hog to Hog Heaven to Hog Wash to Cemetery to Pine Court. ( approx. 4 hours) A1


Little Horse Parking Lot (located on the east side of Hwy 179 about 400 yards south of the Back of Beyond Road/Hwy. 179 intersection)

Advanced Loops:

1. Bell Rock Tail to H.T. to Easy Sleezy to Bell Rock Parking Lot to Slim Shady to H…..E to Baldwin to Templeton to Back of Beyond to Easy Breezy to H.T. to Bell Rock to Little Horse Parking Lot. (approx. 3 hours) A1

2. Bell Rock Trail to H.T. to Easy Sleezy to Bell Rock Parking Lot to Slim Shady to H…..E to Baldwin to Templeton to Back of Beyond to Easy Breezy to H.T. to Bell Rock to Little Horse to Little Horse to Chicken Point to Broken Arrow to High on the Hog to Hog Heaven to Mystic to the Neighborhood to Little Horse Parking Lot. ( approx. 4 1/2 hours) A1



Starting From Village of Oak Creek

Advanced Loop:

1. Red Agave to Made in the Shade (this trail is a loop so you can do the high or low line to get to Slim Shady) to Slim Shady to H.T to Eazy Sleezy to Bell Rock Parking Lot to Slim Shady to H….E to Baldwin to Templeton to Slim Shady to Made in the Shade to the Red Agave. ( approx. 4 hours) A1

2. Red Agave to Made in the Shade (this trail is a loop so you can do the high or low line to get to Slim Shady) to Slim Shady to Templeton to Back of Beyond to Eazy Breezy to H.T. to Little Horse to Lama to Bell Rock Parking Lot to Slim Shady to Made in the Shade to the Red Agave. (approx. 3 hours) A1


Classic Intermediate Loop with Beginner and Advanced Sections

1. From Bike & Bean to Bell Rock Pathway to Lama to Little Horse to Broken Arrow to Morgan Road to Hwy. 179 to Pine Court to Mystic to Chapel Road to the Neighborhood Trail to Bell Rock Pathway to H.T. to Templeton to Bell Rock Pathway to Bike & Bean. (approx. 3 ½ hours) A3

Easy Ride Out and Back:

1. From Bike & Bean ride to the Bell Rock Pathway Trailhead proceed north to the Little Horse Parking Lot turn around and ride back to the Bell Rock Trailhead. (approx. 2 hours) D1


Easy Loop:

1. From Bike & Bean ride to the Bell Rock Pathway Trailhead Proceed North to the Bell Rock Loop Trail after completing the loop ride back to Bike& Bean on Bell Rock Pathway. (approx. 1 ½ hours) D1
 

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If your at the Rancho then the Munds wagon/ Rim trail down to the Cow Pies and Hangover is a must but it has been a little hot lately. It's not easy riding though.
 

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yfz_duner said:
Hangover it is. Can't beat riding from your front door.
yfz:

Hangover is definitely a special trail, at one time it was the number one ride in Sedona. There are, plenty of great views and photo opts. And best of all, the ride should be very memorable, especially if you ride with hard soled Sidi's and clipless.
 
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