239.9 miles
Distance
21,765 ft
Climb
-21,757 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

This is a self-supported route. Come prepared to ride on backcountry terrain.

The crown jewel of the Arizona Endurance Series, AES, is the Coconino 250. This route is a 4 day bikepacking stage race with designated camping locations where the clock stops. The route is done in a CW direction starting in Flagstaff and riding through Sedona, up Mingus Mtn. down to the Verde River, then up to Williams before returning to Flagstaff.

This route has it all. Incredible singletrack along the Arizona Trail, red rock riding in Sedona, punishing climbs and hike-a-bike on Mingus, miles of jeep/forest roads and views galore!

Detailed Description
AES: Coconino 250 is a 240 mile expert race route located near Flagstaff Arizona. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 46 trails. This route climbs 21,765 ft with a max elevation of 8,978 ft then descends -21,757 ft.
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107 Reviews & Comments

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thechrisfr (Jul 25, 2022 at 18:48)
Trail Templeton
I agree with last comment. I took it from Hiline and it’s not that fun. Techy climbs where I had to walk most of the time. I guess it’s more fun to ride it the other direction.
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gummiebear (Jul 23, 2022 at 16:13)
East to west this is a solidly difficult Blue. There is no exposure, no large drops and the climbs while technical and very challenging should be doable for a blue level rider like me if they are in shape (I’m not, so I did dismount 3 times). Fun alternative to just riding the road down.
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Ampfrog (Jul 13, 2022 at 2:44)
Rode the loop CCW from Dow Spring TH. A super fun adventure ride, plan for extra time/water/snacks/going to have to hike-a-bike numerous (short) parts, take your time, enjoy it. If in that mindset, a really fun day out. Bring a camera!
If just looking to crank out flowy miles, avoid this loop like the plague.
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Jetlite (Jun 13, 2022 at 13:33)
Definitely mostly a hiking trail. Almost non-stop technical elements (small to large). I personally had to hike my bike in some spots. There is also some spots of smooth single track but that is few and far between. Great views though. Definitely plan on taking 2x longer than what you think you can do it in just in case.
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asspadtycoon (May 7, 2022 at 19:20)
Trail Turkey Creek
Not a black trail, just a flowy mellow trail with a few tech sections here and there to keep it interesting. They probably rate this black because of the last big climb -- don't even bother with it unless you like spinning your wheels up steep, loose rock stuff.
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mikeschen (May 6, 2022 at 17:34)
Trail Slim Shady
One way Sign is torn off.
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loamchomsky (Apr 23, 2022 at 19:58)
A lot of the riding in this region is very XC, so this trail seems to be considered pretty hard-core locally. I thought it was very fun on a long travel bike. The top is definitely rowdy but all rollable. There are some surprisingly abrupt rocks in that upper section that can send you OTB. Watch out for hikers.
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DoneyParker (Apr 22, 2022 at 16:28)
Green trail if u bn riding for a season or two
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Xanderxcl (Apr 3, 2022 at 15:04)
Trail Templeton
Climbing up this on the way back from hi line is very challenging. Unless you are very good at tech climbs I think you would not enjoy going up this. I bet it would be sweet going down though.
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MitchellWyatt (Apr 3, 2022 at 6:41)
Agree on the blue rating. Ride it East to West by parking at Schultz. Ride up Elden road and turn left onto the trail. You’ll dump out in the near area you parked.
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tdeems (Apr 2, 2022 at 10:03)
Trail Slim Shady
Can’t believe that of all trails in Sedona, this was made one-way for bikes. It works great in both directions and is commonly used to get to Hiline, and is a more entertaining climb than Templeton for that purpose. If anything, Grand Central should be mandatory downhill only.
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AZ-1LE (Mar 5, 2022 at 17:25)
Trail Slim Shady
This trail is now a one-way downhill only trail starting at the intersection with the Yavapai Vista trail heading north. There’s a big sign at the bottom saying MTB’s aren’t allowed to go up.
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CCS414 (Feb 17, 2022 at 14:13)
Trail Slim Shady
Agree with comeownnah. More of a blue trail with a few brief intermittent black sections. Super fun in both directions. I usually park at absolute bikes and pair this trail up with Little Horse, up to chicken point and then turn around come back. Slim Shady is a very enjoyable and moderately challenging climb when ridden north to south.
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Rider51 (Jan 17, 2022 at 22:37)
In case you weren't sure, this is a dirt road. Much of it is really beat up jeep/4x4. I never the less have seen sedans on it (driving very slowly avoiding holes and ruts). You can of course ride it, and if you're looking to ride Hangover, or Mund's Wagon, going up this road as a connector to them is the way to go.
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Rider51 (Jan 3, 2022 at 21:41)
Nice, flowy, true green trail. Very good for beginners, plenty wide, with few rocks or obstacles, and those can be easily avoided. Heavy use, often by hikers, some with dogs. So be careful, and respectful as you pass. Excellent condition a few days after an early January snowstorm.
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Rider51 (Jan 3, 2022 at 21:33)
Trail Templeton
Early January, 2022, most of this trail is in decent, rideable condition, though there are patches of mud, a couple of which probably should be walked. Some of the mud has turned small bits of the techy rocks a bit sketchy in places, but nothing dangerous. There are spots of ice in standing water, which should melt out in coming days.
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Ollie-MTB (Dec 19, 2021 at 7:11)
Fun trail, although for a beginner it might be a little much. And I would advise trying some other trails before you hit this one. The rocks on this trail can be intimidating and challenging to say the least. But it’s a really great trail
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airide118 (Nov 28, 2021 at 15:08)
Killer trail, lots of fun. Didnt feel like a black. You could easily go your own speed and be fine if your not an advanced rider.
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Climb33it (Nov 21, 2021 at 16:39)
Just rode this with my almost 10 year old. Tried with the 7 year old and a bit too rocky. It’s a super fun trail with light tech. Enough rocks that you need some mtb experience. Very fun! Also, the elevation gain on this is not accurate. Not a ton of climbing, less than 100 ft I’d say.
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AJLawson62 (Nov 3, 2021 at 8:55)
Trail Llama
funnest techy
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Ampfrog (Oct 23, 2021 at 23:21)
Trail Little Horse
Rode from Llama to Chicken Pt and back down to the bottom. Uphill was not bad at all, as long as you can roll up the occasional 1-2 ft high step (other than the mega-step/chute at the east end... you'll know it when you see it!), the rest of the gardens had pretty obvious lines to follow; a lot of "blue" trails have gnarlier/more exhausting climbs. Definitely lots of hikers along the way to say hi to, views at the top are worth the climb. And of course the ride down was a blast!
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Butterman55 (Oct 11, 2021 at 11:06)
I have to disagree slightly with the previous reviewer. If you like a good challenge, the climb from lower Snowbowl road to Aspen Corner on the AZT is quite good. I’d say it’s perhaps a “navy blue” in a few places for both climbing and descending. For athletic and technically skilled bikers it’s not bad at all, and for intermediate riders, it’s a great trail to grow your strength and skill on while also rewarding you with some of the best scenery in Flagstaff.
Over all, it’s one of the best trails in the area in my opinion. It’s got it all, strep and fairly technical climbs without being brutal, smooth flowing singletrack with grippy loam, wide open vistas, deep dark and dank Fir stands, and bright golden luminous stands of aspen with ferns.
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Ktobin23 (Jun 24, 2021 at 17:12)
Trail Lower Moto
This trail should be rated a green. It is generally flat and does not have any features like other flow trails in the area. This trail is meant for dirt bikes that generate speed via motor. On a non motorized bike this trail runs slow. This flat and featureless trail would be great for a beginner learning how to ride single track, but if you are an intermediate-advanced rider you will hate this trail.
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Bikedazelove (May 24, 2021 at 12:30)
Not a biking trail. Trail Forks you need to change!
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schillingsworth TRAILFORKS (Mar 29, 2022 at 6:59)
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robertellisw (Apr 6, 2021 at 6:28)
Has this been rated a blue by some new Flagstaff rating system? Can't wait to see what the blacks look like out here. West to east, this trail is a black. It is extremely technical and tight. Large rocks can easily turn into meat grinders on your legs. Watch out for pedal strikes, especially if you're riding flats.
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ponderosatrey (Apr 7, 2021 at 21:58)
Region admins and contributors try to keep the rating for difficultly reflective of the whole trail. Most of this trail is a blue/intermediate, although there are a few black/advanced sections. Its hard to rate trails with just 5 ratings(green, blue, black, double black, pro-line). Climbing has 30+ difficulty ratings. I will edit this trails description so it reflects that this is mostly a blue with black diamond moves and sections. Also, Trailforks is used by hikers, trail runners, and equestrians too so we should keep in mind this is a easy blue for foot traffic. Thanks for the feedback.
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dylanbirdsong (Feb 6, 2022 at 16:52)
@robertellisw I completely agree with your comment. I ride mostly in Sedona and have little issue with blacks and double blacks; for this trail to be rated blue is absolutely RI-DI-CU-LOUS. I too rode up this west to east and even with an extremely light and capable trail bike found myself shouting slurs trying to navigate *extremely* tight boulders and baby-head rocks, on steep uphills, on incredibly dusty and loose ground. This route, west to east, is by far one of the trickiest trails I've "ridden" (read: hiked with a bike). Sigh.

@ponderosatrey Extremely disappointed to hear (and now read on the TrailForks site) that TrailForks is catering to "hikers, trail runners, and equestrians too". Uh, what is AllTrails for then? Sadly, and very disappointedly, I guess TrailForks is doing a cash grab by now catering to everyone and their mom. And all for a lackluster app and website that looks and functions like it was designed by my grandfather. Am I wrong, or is both the name and logo a pair of bike forks? But we're rating a meat grinder of a trail blue because horses only have an intermediate time crossing the rocks? I'm a distance runner and this trail isn't even a blue, more of a green with some rocks sprinkled in. To try and cater ratings to hikers, runners, bikers AND equestrians is preposterous and misleading. But if this is the case, shouldn't we also consider how hard it would be for Jeeps and 4x4s to complete this trail, too, and then factor that into its rating? I'm legitimately concerned that this rating system is useless. Trey, I appreciate your support of this app and your contribution; I don't mean to be rude to you. I'm just extremely frustrated to hear that an app which costs nearly $40 a year and has a pair of bicycle forks as the logo is now catering its ratings to fat tourists.

Cheers, and for anyone reading - ride this east to west if you want to stay on your bicycle.
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jamesapdx (Mar 25, 2021 at 15:32)
Trail Turkey Creek
Mellow green for most, then an epic loose rock intermediate/advanced climb to amazing views.
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elnino32 (Mar 7, 2021 at 8:38)
Trail Little Horse
Fun wide singletrack trail with a few very short (10-30 yard) hike a bike sections for me (intermediate/advanced rider). Lots of hikers (expected on nearly all Sedona area trails).
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madmax237 (Dec 29, 2020 at 7:58)
Trail Little Horse
One of the best downhills I rode in Sedona, lots of fun rock gardens with some faster sections mixed in. One very steep chute near the top that felt like more than single black to spice it up.
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comeownnah (Dec 6, 2020 at 19:42)
Trail Slim Shady
Fun trail. Would recommend riding South to North, starting at Absolute Bikes for a HiLine or Templeton/Easy Breezy loop.

Gonna be that guy and say it's not a black, but it's fun and fast. You can take some B-lines to add spice to taste.

Hardest features are techy climbs and rock rolls, nothing that should scare away an intermediate rider. Would recommend to anyone.
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Andyg4tr0L (Nov 13, 2020 at 17:45)
Trail Broken Arrow
This has been one of my favorite trails in Sedona! Can be very technical in spots. Great views make the grind 100% worth it. Definitely would ride again!
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Adventuredude (Oct 24, 2020 at 15:00)
The reroute at the bottom portion is an improvement though quite chunky in many areas. So I'd describe it more as chunky and less of a flow trail. Certainly not the green trail it is currently ranked as, more intermediate. A great improvement for Flagstaff trails but still lacking berms, pumps and good flow.
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BadKarma8049 (Oct 17, 2020 at 15:13)
10/16/20 - very dry and dusty but open and accessible. Definitely better to ride in the morning or afternoon versus late afternoon or evening because you will avoid having the sun in your face the whole time. Lots of bugs so bring goggles. Having never ridden the trail before I would say it is a good mix of green with sections of blue that most riders with even a basic set of skills will have no problem with. Double check suspension and pressure settings and prepare for loose corners and some rock gardens.
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DrewZiraldo (Sep 27, 2020 at 19:32)
Insanely rocky East end of this trail. Unridable at points. Other parts are ok with some fun flow and chunk, but not really worth it.
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quickdraw6906 (Sep 21, 2020 at 0:43)
Trail Templeton
Always this coming from the east. Prefer Easy Breezy for it's fun beginning section rather than the ups and downs of Templeton west to east. But I'm not knocking Templeton at all. It's great riding with excellent views. Skip the switch backs to the river for a shorter ride. But Buddha Beach and the excellent Bauldwin are not to be missed, even if you have to hike your bike up a 1/4 mile of steep trail (90% of which is ridable on the way down).
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DrewZiraldo (Sep 20, 2020 at 8:41)
Trail Munds Wagon
Epic downhill that is full of jank at the top, but gets faster and smoother the farther you descend. Longest downhill trail in Sedona, lots of crazy features and changes in scenery. Worth the grind up Schnebly Hill
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DudlyDad (Aug 16, 2020 at 12:44)
I am glad to see another opinion from a Flagstaff rider. I think the stretch just south of the "Lincoln logs" is pretty extreme for beginners. Anyone going off the trail along that stretch will fall straight down a 10-15 foot "cliff" I completely agree with the trail reroute and the restoration of the riparian habitat. I would love to hear from a beginner or two about the trail. A fall downslope could have you tumbling 10 feet down the slope more. I disagree that the trail is easier but without the downslope, I would rate it a blue because of those sections. I think the Campbell Mesa and the Flagstaff Loop Trail trails my idea of a green trail.
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ponderosatrey (Aug 17, 2020 at 11:48)
Those steep rocky sections that may stay into Blue are going to get rerouted eventually. I'd say currently Schultz is a green with a blue section.
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philosofool (Sep 1, 2020 at 9:24)
I am definitely a beginner and this trail is harder for me than nearby green trails like AZT and Chimney. There are many sections that require braking for me to hit my line and if I don't hit my line, my hardtail bucks like crazy. This is a blue in my opinion.
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DudlyDad (Aug 14, 2020 at 14:00)
This trail is NOT a green. It used to be a green trail because it ran down the creek bed. In an effort to save the creek that runs in the spring, the trail has been moved up slope about a 100 feet. There are long stretches that are narrow and have a 20-30 straight drop off (cliff) and most of it has a steep downslope that is very dangerous to beginners. It is also so busy that beginners do not belong on it. This trail would be a blue if it didn't have that exposure but with the extreme exposure, it should be a black. Please reevaluate this trail. I find many out of town beginners on this trail that are extremely frustrated on it.
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ponderosatrey (Aug 15, 2020 at 19:53)
I have heard quite the opposite of what you think. Schultz Creek is being rerouted for a variety of reasons including making the trail easier, improving sustainability, getting it out of the creek to restore riparian habitat, and making the experience more enjoyable. Schultz is much easier than what it used to be, and is definitely not a black diamond by any means. Nor is there any "extreme exposure". Schultz is a green trail and many beginners use it as their first ride. Not a black by a mile
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philosofool (Sep 1, 2020 at 9:27)
This trail is not black. I have no idea what I'm doing but my son does so for fun I did a hike a bike down Jedi with him. That's black.
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Ericebonez (Aug 5, 2020 at 23:20)
Trail Yeager Cabin
Fast and flowy singletrack in the pine trees. Connecting trail from 28 to 533. Really fun trail!
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Ericebonez (Aug 5, 2020 at 23:16)
Get ready to hit 30+ MPH Rippin fast downhill with a few rocky gardens. Keep Hikers on a leash!
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Ericebonez (Aug 5, 2020 at 23:11)
One of the toughest trails around, rocky and technical at the top and super fast and flowy towards the bottom. Double black diamond is a good rating
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ajdengineer (Aug 1, 2020 at 10:10)
Trail Little Horse
Mvcdccc CB
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iabductaliens (Jul 7, 2020 at 8:47)
Trail Baldwin Acc
boring, slow, not flowy, green. Take the black instead.
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Triken (Jun 22, 2020 at 21:14)
Trail Lower Moto
Nice trail. Climbing all the way.
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ArizonaAdrenaline (May 21, 2020 at 15:14)
Trail Llama
I personally loved this trail, definitely on the upper end of challenging. The rock slabs are really fun and while technical, the rock features are awesome too.
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ThatGuy-MTB (Mar 9, 2020 at 17:28)
Trail Templeton
Rode this trail a s a connector from Slim Shady to Eazy Breezy, so rode it east to west. Loved the down hill portions. There were a couple of fun areas to session and a nice techy climb at one point. The views were amazing and the overall trail is in great shape but was crazy dry today. I would love to ride this section when it is nice and tachy.
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ThatGuy-MTB (Mar 9, 2020 at 17:23)
Trail Slim Shady
Great trail and description is pretty spot on. This was my first time on this trail and it was very trail and the rock was pretty slippery. Running down through the washes was a blast. The rock rolls were fun and the chunk in them is fantastic. Has its mellow spots and its hairy spots, so be prepared for a mix of both. Speed definitely helps on certain points of this trail.
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berny4591 (Feb 25, 2020 at 15:49)
Trail Slim Shady
Dislocated my elbow on the unmarked 3ft drop to flat going north, about 0.3 miles past Kaibab. Irresponsible to not mark this feature.
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thezacharrison (Jan 19, 2020 at 10:12)
Trail Turkey Creek
Not a black, probably a challenging green at most.
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Dirty2020 (Jan 14, 2020 at 15:03)
Lots of dirt roads, and open fields. Hard to follow trail no signs. Had to try to follow baskets of rocks, use trailforks for directions. Some fun stuff but alot of soft trail that is horse riden.
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ponderosatrey (Dec 4, 2019 at 12:16)
Part of the Flag Loop from Schultz Trailhead to the AZT
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jrcook (Nov 16, 2019 at 9:23)
Trail Little Horse
jfg,
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twowheeledwanderer (Nov 16, 2019 at 7:48)
Trail Llama
Llama is my favorite easy/intermediate trail in Sedona. Most of it is fast pedal, but there are a couple of sections that may take you by surprise. It's best ridden counterclockwise (green to red). I wrote up a blog post about the 8 best trails in Sedona (in my opinion) and Llama is one of them twowheeledwanderer.com/posts/my-eight-favorite-mountain-bike-trails-in-sedona-arizona
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twowheeledwanderer (Nov 16, 2019 at 7:32)
Trail Little Horse
Little Horse is a great descent from Broken Arrow and Chicken Point if you don't want to do the Hogs (which are super fun as well). It's pretty mellow with one semi-technical chute. Connect it into Llama for a pedaly end to the ride. I wrote up a blog post about the 8 best trails in Sedona (in my opinion) and Little Horse is one of them twowheeledwanderer.com/posts/my-eight-favorite-mountain-bike-trails-in-sedona-arizona
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BasedGawd (Sep 30, 2019 at 6:27)
Trail Slim Shady
Very rideable by an intermediate. There are quite a few black "b-lines", but none are mandatory. Fun and flowy, in a Sedona way.
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ponderosatrey (Sep 19, 2019 at 7:22)
Every time you shuttle Schultz, God kills a kitten. Think of the kittens. Don't shuttle Schultz! There are much better things to shuttle in the area!
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WeFambiken (Aug 15, 2019 at 20:04)
This trail was great for my 10 & 8 year old kids. It’s wide, with few technical areas but a little uphill and down hill with a few built in jumps and a great place for training future trail slayers. August if his year it’s hot but empty and fun.
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Brugrode (Aug 13, 2019 at 17:02)
Started from the south end and it is a really nice trail. I only had time to ride about 5 miles of it but it looked as though it was only going to get better ahead. Me and my buddy were the only ones on the trail and it was a Sunday morning. Beautiful area and far enough from Flagstaff to keep crowds away.
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kaibab (Jul 24, 2019 at 17:36)
All trails around Elden lookout road over to Schultz creek are closed due to the Museum Fire.
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jeffgicklhorn SDMB (Jul 22, 2019 at 12:27)
Don’t make the mistake we did while visiting and ride up from the snowbowl road (steep and rocky). Everyone either pedals up the road to Aspen Corner or shuttles. Otherwise great trail.
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ch13 (Jul 21, 2019 at 7:31)
Use Dogfood, FSR 6275, then AZT as a “climb trail” and then down Schultz...it’s a great loop. Schultz is a two way trail but it’s much better down than up...I don’t know why people climb it...it should be downhill only (for bikes) and there would be a lot less grumbling.
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bensgig (Jun 26, 2019 at 14:42)
Trail Lower Moto
Mostly the intermediate trail good gradual little climb upwards coming back is a lot of fun though.
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Eriesailor (Jun 19, 2019 at 18:47)
I got lost at pomeroy tanks couldn't pick up the trail back to the trailhead.
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cemoorelife TRAILFORKS (Jun 13, 2019 at 13:34)
There is a $4 per day, per person 'walk-in' fee required to be paid to enter the Red Rock State Park. There is an honesty info point where you can pay & pick up a permit.
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ajriding (May 1, 2019 at 9:57)
Trail Llama
Fun lil trail with classic rock features mixed w red dirt trails
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ajriding (May 1, 2019 at 9:52)
Trail Templeton
Northern part unique as is by flowing river with real trees then gets over slickrock later on for classic Sedona further south
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jmalbers (Apr 3, 2019 at 20:26)
Trail Slim Shady
Quality trail run either direction. Worth checking out while in the area.
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bensgig (Mar 27, 2019 at 7:06)
Trail Little Horse
This is the fun part of the trail. After you have done broken arrow. Now you are descending. The way they show it is not the way to do it. Do it the opposite and you will be going downhill which will be fun. Flowy with little text features that are awesome. Connect it to llama. And keep going
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bensgig (Mar 27, 2019 at 7:04)
Trail Broken Arrow
It is a slow Tech up and down for most of the time. A little bit of a grind but as you get to the other trails that it connects to it is worth it. Are usually ride it every time I come here. People go to encounter tons of hikers going both directions. I would say the trail is a little bit of intermediate more with a tiny bit of advanced points
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otbspecialist (Jan 24, 2019 at 15:25)
This is the only true trail for beginners in Sedona.
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otbspecialist (Jan 24, 2019 at 15:13)
Trail Llama
Fun trail. More challenging than other blue trails in bell rock area.
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LifeFromTheLoam (Jan 14, 2019 at 19:02)
Trail Slim Shady
Definitely take people’s advice and ride this in reverse from what is suggested to start at. Much more fun going down.
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LifeFromTheLoam (Jan 14, 2019 at 19:00)
Trail Little Horse
I’m a visitor and coming to Sedona I heard very little about this trail. I’m glad I stumbled into it because I had a lot of fun on it!
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szed3 (Jan 4, 2019 at 20:25)
Trail Slim Shady
Agreed with above, this section of Slim Shady is most fun from Yavapai Point parking down to Templeton. If you want a fast flowy route: start at Yavapai Point parking, take Slim Shady "North" (this blue trail from red marker to green) >> Templeton >> Hermit >> back up to Yavapai Point parking >> Slim Shady "South" (black diamond). Super fun rip!
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slusapet (Oct 21, 2018 at 16:11)
Trail Slim Shady
Took this trail as a short connector from Slim Shady to Hiline. Acceptable uphill on my route.
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slusapet (Oct 21, 2018 at 16:05)
Took this from Bell Rock Singletrack Bypass to the parking lot. In that direction it is a VERY fast double track trail with quite a bit of foot traffic as well. You can sort of pre-hop some of the ditches in the doubletrack and get some air. Smallest gear on this one! Highly recommend this!
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slusapet (Oct 21, 2018 at 15:53)
Trail Templeton
Took this West to East on the way from Hiline and Baldwin with a short stop at the creek. Very hard and steep uphill near the beginning that you have to walk your bike up. Later on when it snakes around Cathedral rock is a very nice, fast, and wide bare rock trail(relatively flat). After that you'll find some short, fast, and flowy descents. But it doesn't last very long because as you approach the road crossings(which are tunnels that go underneath AZ 179)it's all uphill with some short flats. Recommend it as appose to Easy Breezy.
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slusapet (Oct 21, 2018 at 15:40)
Trail Baldwin
Took Baldwin after Hiline to Templeton with a stop at the creek. SUPER FUN connector with fun technical descents over rocks with some flowy bits in-between. Highly recommend.
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prodigiot (Oct 8, 2018 at 17:51)
Trail Slim Shady
The most fun direction to ride this trail is from the red to the green marker (on the Trailforks map) or in other words, from the Oak Creek side to Templeton.
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raisingarizona (Sep 27, 2018 at 11:48)
This is definitely not a double black bike trail. More like a blue with a tough stretch of rock gardens at the top.
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Ridehard69 (Aug 26, 2018 at 15:49)
Very muddy from start of railroad grade north
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jrobo (Aug 24, 2018 at 15:11)
You get more downhill if you ride east to west.
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jeffgicklhorn SDMB (Aug 7, 2018 at 12:12)
FYI, the bottom section of this trail is not an beginner level trail with how many rocks there are in the stream bed. Cut off onto the AZT (Shultz Creek) for a much better time.
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Thomasbenko (May 21, 2018 at 19:59)
Trail Baldwin
Has a rough push a bike section if you ride HiLine and this way out. Nice spot to soak in the creek b4 you go though. Possibly lots of hikers on the trail to. I saw a diamond back rattler yesterday!
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slusapet (Oct 21, 2018 at 16:13)
Trail Baldwin
Good point with the creek.
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asspadtycoon (Apr 19, 2018 at 14:27)
I call this the Bell Rock Freeway, as it's super wide and one of the busiest trails in Sedona. It is a good warm up connector for me as it's a long ascent without any technical terrain once you get past Bell Rock, turn right onto Llama and Little Horse for a lot of fun!
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asspadtycoon (Apr 19, 2018 at 14:22)
Trail Templeton
One of my favorites in the area because it has a lot of variation in terrain and geography. On the north end after a very steep descent, you link up to a section that runs along Oak Creek which is very shady and cool!
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asspadtycoon (Apr 19, 2018 at 14:17)
Trail Turkey Creek
This is a fun little trail to do in conjunction with the Baldwin and Templeton. I rarely go further than the Turkey Tank (it's a dried out stock tank), because after that it gets VERY steep with lots of slippery loose rocks. The trail splits off in two seperate spots and rejoins, so going out I stay left and coming back I stay left so I can ride all of the trial.
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asspadtycoon (Apr 19, 2018 at 14:02)
Trail Baldwin
P.S. Counterclockwise is the way to go IMHO.
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asspadtycoon (Apr 19, 2018 at 14:01)
Trail Baldwin
Great loop that has a bit of everything!
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Froghopper (Apr 16, 2018 at 21:27)
4/15/18- Excellent ride, rocky sections near bottom, trail very dry. Ran into 8 people going down, of that were two parents and their small child. at least 5 coming up. Started 1:30-2 pm ish.
Highly recommend helmet. Rode steel hard-tail/solid fork, 40x700c.
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socalstokie (Apr 12, 2018 at 20:28)
Trail Baldwin
such a fun descent after hi-line
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goatzebra (Apr 10, 2018 at 12:52)
The north end has some fast and scenic singletrack that follows an abandoned RR grade off and on. The middle has some fun techy up and down. Quiet, remote.
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Vaurobghan (Apr 8, 2018 at 7:08)
Trail Llama
One of my favorite trails. Better riding towards Little Horse From Bell Rock
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atfarley (Apr 7, 2018 at 20:06)
Trail Lower Moto
Meh, it really could be a 4 or 5 star trail but the motorcycle destruction between turns really take the spirit out of it.
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RideThoseTrails (Mar 31, 2018 at 20:43)
Trail Templeton
Tough downhill at the north end and no easy way back once you commit to the final downhill. However a great river scene to reward you for the difficult downhill.
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tararidesbikes (Mar 4, 2018 at 15:31)
Trail Llama
South end very fun
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Tanman34 (Feb 18, 2018 at 6:52)
Trail Munds Wagon
Best ridden downhill..... I recommend riding up schnebly Jeep trail then hitting this on the way back down. It’s a slow climb with hike a bike so just descend it
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flagrfr (Feb 8, 2018 at 18:49)
Trail Lower Moto
Definitely worth it to come down to Easter Island, decently flowy with some rocks
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slakka (Jan 5, 2018 at 6:45)
Trail Munds Wagon
So many loose rocks... It’s an uphill grind to Hangover.
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Streetdoctor (Nov 10, 2017 at 14:18)
Trail Lower Moto
Boring monotonous (sp?) sweeping turns back and forth. Predictable, boring.
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