2.4 miles
372 ft
-781 ft
4,499 ft
High Point

Scorpion is a two way trail so watch for other trail users.

The Scorpion/Pyramid descent is one of the best descents in Sedona. An easier variation of this ride is to simply descend all the way down Scorpion instead of turning right onto Pyramid. We have built this route as a quick lap, but you can easily make this descent a part of an epic. Expect an incredible trail full of quick turns, rock slabs and constant action. This trail is actually quite challenging especially when ridden at speed. There are also a series of short climbs so by not means is this trail all downhill. This trail could also be shuttled as there is easy road access off Red Rock Loop Road.

Trailforks wasn’t letting us connect this this route… to get back to your starting point simply hang a left onto Red Rock Loop Road and climb back up to your starting point. A variation would be to climb up Old Post and Herkenham trails back up to your starting point.

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Trails in Route

Scheurman371 ft
Scorpion1.1 miles
Pyramid1.2 miles
Scorpion361 ft


  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
More Stats for Scorpion, Pyramid - Quick Lap - Intermediate/Advanced Mountain Bike Route, Sedona, AZ mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,041 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,451 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,041 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3,700 ft
  • Distance down
    1.4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,250 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Mar 22, 2016 @ 7:09pm
Mar 22, 2016
Fun trail. Very dry, loose (new) trail. Could be epic if you could keep speed. Lots of rocks, obstacles to slow you down though.
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