11.4 miles
1,545 ft
-1,552 ft
4,572 ft
High Point

Feeling like taking on a burlier loop? Advanced and Expert riders will love this loop as it challenges your technical skill and your fitness. Start at the Scorpion Trailhead and take Scorpion south. Hit Pyramid at the split and rally down some steeper terrain to more technical traversing. Cross the road at the bottom and head towards Old Post. Climb Old Post, a technical and sustained climb. You'll be heading to Carroll Canyon Trail, but be careful - there are two intersections with Carroll Canyon and you want the SECOND one Take the second right on Carroll Canyon to where it joins up with Ridge. Climb to the high point and then point your bike downhill for a wide open DH that leads to a spicy waterfall. At the road, hang a left and take it about .25 miles down to Secret Slick Rock Trail for another fun DH. Play on the Slick Rock for a minute before looking for the big cairn that marks the continuation of Ridge (You'll be heading to the left towards the exposed southern side of the formation). Continue on off-camber rock rolls to some rowdy DH to the Road. turn right and head to Chavez Ranch Rd. Turn Left and take Old Post Trail up one more time towards Skywalker. Return to the Trailhead via Skywalker.

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Carroll Canyon 4 is a 11 mile moderately popular expert route located near Sedona Arizona. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 11 trails. This route climbs 1,545 ft with a max elevation of 4,572 ft then descends -1,552 ft.
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Trails in Route

Scheurman Mtn371 ft
Scorpion1 mile
Pyramid1 mile
Scorpion364 ft
Old Post3,478 ft
Carroll Canyon3,579 ft
Ridge1 mile
Secret Slickrock2,034 ft
Ridge2,060 ft
Old Post3,478 ft
Skywalker1 mile


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More Stats for Carroll Canyon 4 mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    4 hr 57 min
  • Altitude min
    3,976 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,450 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,446 ft
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  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    5,177 ft
Avg: 1 (1 votes)
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