Broken Arrow - Trail, Sedona, Arizona

Broken Arrow - Trail, Sedona, Arizona

DESCRIPTION

A good trail for expert riders. The trail has alot of steep climes and shear drop offs. The trail also has alot of fast turns and quick descents

USER REVIEWS

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[Jan 10, 2009]
tmwjr777
Weekend Warrior

This is probably the best trail in the area, there are some sections that MOST riders will walk down though. Not everyone is as confident as some of us our in our skills. Don't break your neck!!! There's no shame in walking stuff you are not comfortable with, just because some of us can clean it does'nt mean eveyone should attempt it. Lots of rocky tech stuff, ledge drops, water bars, steeps, etc...But a blast for a "skilled" rider. If you only have time for one ride in Sedona, make this the one!!

Customer Service

My favorite route is as follows: Drive to the end of Verde Valley School Rd., park. Take the Templeton trail from here along the creek heading north, head up the switchbacks(tough climb!!) Take Templeton around, through the tunnel to Bell Rock Path, turn left. Tale Bell Rock Path to Little Horse trail, turn right. Take this trail all the way to Chicken Point(or even a little further if you want) Turn around and bomb back down to the creek the way you came up. This is about a 16 mile ride and is the best "bang for your buck" in the area in my opinion.

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Anything in V.O.C., just avoid during the summer. No shade and hot, hot, hot.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 05, 2007]
TroyWW
Cross Country Rider

A lot of fun, with some good singletrack, slickrock, jeep roads and fire roads. Pass by a turnoff for Submarine rock which also makes for a fun departure. Chicken point area is really the only "advanced" piece of the terrain. Most of the other technical sections are beyond the beginner, but not extreme. Intermingle with Pink Jeep tours in the first part of the ride, and then find great solitude between chicken point and Llama trail. A very fun network of many interconnected sections including Mystic, Chapel, Llama, Bell and others.

Customer Service

Start near the "Y" in Sedona off the broken arrow sign that points to the trail head. Proceed up the jeep trails to the right hand side that is slightly more challenging then the lower jeep trails on the left, around chicken point, down towards Llama, past Chapel to Mystic and back to the trailhead, this time staying left and heading towards Submarine Rock for explorations.

Similar Products Used:

Holcombe, Cathedral, Jim Thompson, Bell. Holdcombe will be the most difficult of the 4, followed by Cathedral, Jim Thompson and then Bell.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 21, 2007]
pvryder
Cross Country Rider

I was disappointed with this trail and the others in Sedona. The riding there is mediocre at best. I don't understand why people are giving this 5 chilies, it's worth a three and no more. Luckily I didn't make the trip to Sedona just for biking or I would have been really depressed.

Don't waste your time making a special trip to ride Sedona. Go to Utah or Flagstaff instead.

Customer Service

The scenery is nice (except for the pink jeeps, golf courses, and rampant development), but the trails pretty much suck compared to other places I've been.

Similar Products Used:

None. Go for a hike instead.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
[Oct 11, 2005]
raoul
Cross Country Rider

ok, this is a tough trail that will test your technical abilities to their fullest. Lot's of short steep climbs and descents in and out of washes. Boulders, baby heads, slickrock, drops, etc. - it's all there. Scenery is spectacular (keep your eyes on the trail!) and you can link up with some good trails if you ride it north to south. Take the spur to Submarine Rock after a short distance and have fun on the slickrock. I ride a relatively lightweight, short travel cross country bike which is not the typical 'Sedona' setup which favors coil spring rear shock and, generally, a more robust suspension for more big hits.

Customer Service

Through town (ride along power lines parallel to Highway 179) to the Broken Arrow Estates sign (Morgan Road), then about a mile to the trailhead - which is less a trailhead than a confusing series of jeep trails and singletrack (you'll figure it out).

Similar Products Used:

Llama Trail, Templeton, HT trail, Chapel Trail, Spur to Sub Rock

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 09, 1999]
Amy

I really enjoyed this ride on my vacation this past Oct. but I have to say I was a little disappointed when I arrived at the top of this beautiful red rock, lungs expanded, pretty amazed by the view when all of a sudden I was bombarded by a group of large tourists packed onto this hideous pink jeep. Watch out for them. They are everywhere.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Nov 10, 1999]
Scooter

A good trail if you like to hike a bike

Customer Service

None

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
[Nov 11, 1999]
De-Clawed

First of all, I don't know if this is a ploy to increase the number of trails listed for Arizona but, there are several trails listed here more than once and under diffrent names. This is the same trail as the Submarine Rock trail listed below. I will add this though, after reading scooters review about being a good trail if you like to "hike a bike" I think that translates into an excellent trail for most of us.
This trail is Sweeeeet!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Feb 05, 2000]
cosmic ray

"Broken Arrow" is the name of a housing development in this area and there is a sign by that name on Morgan Road that signals the highway turnoff to begin this ride, but it is still mostly known as Submarine Rock because that is the name of the slickrock that is the centerpiece of this ride.

Customer Service

Stop reading here and go to "Submarine Rock" which is the name by which most people know this ride.

Similar Products Used:

Submarine Rock slickrock, Little Horse Trail, Mystic Trail

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Nov 22, 2000]
Remote_rob

We rode up Morgan to the start of the trail and climbed for approx 30 mins. Very nice slick rock and a well groomed trail. Once at the top take the little horse down.

Customer Service

Up Morgan to dirt road then climb climb climb! Very nice! Great View at top and then down Little Horse

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Note: the trail guide recommended to do the trail this way, with my 20/20 hindsight I would say it would be better to climb little horse and then do Broken Arrow down.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 22, 2001]
DS

Really fun trail if you like big hits and fast drop-offs. Not too crowded (suprisingly) The climbs are mostly do-able and a blast going down. The top has some spectacular views. Bring a camera, and a dirt-chick. Watch out for the pink jeeps. If you can, hide in the woods and scare the shit out of the tourists in the jeeps.

Customer Service

Reccomend to begin at Chapel side entrance. Start at Mystic. Ride up to the top and then down broken arrow. Turn around and go back up the jeep trail to the top. Then scream down little horse (trail up from mystic) about 2 hours.

Similar Products Used:

Try to hook up with the guys at mountainbike heavan (www.mountainbikeheaven.com). If you like east-coast style riding, try Huckaby or maybe some of the back country near Thunder mountain. Thunder mtn trail is a tough ride....bring a buddy or a cell phone.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
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