This 9.1 mile loop is a very technical ride and is only recommended for advanced or expert riders. The recommended direction is counterclockwise. If the loop is ridden in clockwise direction several sections will be hike-a-bike and not much fun. I would rate the loop difficulty as follows: 62% intermediate, 30% advanced, 8% expert.
The preferred parking is at the back Cultural Center Area. Many riders can start from West Sedona resorts and ride Hwy. 89A to the Cultural Center. At the Cultural Center you ride northwest on the Girdner trail. Since the loop isn't signed you will need to follow a GPS track to locate the nine intersections.
When you get to the Drano/Ledge'n'Airy intersection the most technical ride is in front of you. If you have struggled on the previous portion of the ride you should consider [L=https://www.trailforks.com/trails/bail-14973/] bailing on the Ledge'n'Airy section of the loop. At the intersection you can stay right (south east) and ride directly to the Cultural Center.
If you choose to ride the Ledge'n'Airy loop section when you intersect the Girdner trail you turn right and proceed south east to the Cultural Center.
Local Trail AssociationVerde Valley Cyclists Coalition (www.vvcc.us)
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Difficulty ratingBlack Diamond
More Stats for Cultural Center 9.1 Mile Very Technical Ride mountain bike route
Altitude min4,109 ft
Altitude start4,497 ft
Altitude end4,364 ft
Distance climb4 miles
Distance down5 miles
Distance flat2,663 ft
- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
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