3 miles
573 ft
-567 ft
Avg time
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Airport Loop Details

  • Riding area
    Sedona, Arizona
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking

Intermediate 50%, advanced 40% and expert 10%, 3.2 mile MTB trail which is a bi-directional singletrack with a lot of technical rocky sections with exposure to spiny vegetation. The trail tread is mostly in packed dirt with river rock impeding the flow at times. I prefer to ride the trail in the counter clockwise direction and the trail is a connector for several other fun rides.

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More Stats for Airport Loop mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    6 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,481 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,742 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,594 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,600 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    604 ft
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on Apr 12, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 1.75 (12 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to airport-loop trailhead (34.855740, -111.780100)
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Airport Loop Trail Reports

Apr 12, 2018 @ 11:44am
Apr 12, 2018
We actually hiked this. I can't imagine why you would want to cycle it- too many walkers, short, big cobbles, etc. Lots of much better rides...
Mar 5, 2017 @ 3:26pm
Mar 5, 2017
"My least favorite mtn bike trail in Sedona" ~ Sedona local hikers we met on the way up I agree with them.
May 10, 2015 @ 10:23am
May 10, 2015
Mar 24, 2015 @ 9:32pm
Mar 24, 2015
Mar 3, 2015 @ 3:15pm
Mar 3, 2015
Three days of rain and snow have resulted in large muddy sections on a trail that isn't overly bike friendly to begin with. Likely will avoid in...
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Feb 14, 2017 @ 5:37pm
Feb 14, 2017
Airport Loop, Sedona
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Dec 3, 2016 @ 6:37am
Dec 3, 2016
Airport Loop, Sedona
90 |
Dec 3, 2016 @ 6:37am
Dec 3, 2016
Airport Loop, Sedona
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Dec 3, 2016 @ 6:37am
Dec 3, 2016
Airport Loop, Sedona

Routes with this trail

Sedona: Triple H
30 miles

5 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag I8blackdog (May 20, 2017 at 8:50)
 Who ever rated this a black should get punched in the throat. I love techy stuff but this trail is very difficult. Embedded with baby head and bigger rock for hike a bike fun. I did ride in a clockwise direction which is consideredably more difficult. My opinion is it's a red or double red.
  • + 0
flag PGRTB (Dec 5, 2017 at 6:04)
 I agree with the other comment. The description and rating of the Loop is very misleading and inaccurate. Most of the trail barely qualifies to be called a bike trail at all with only about 30% of the loop really rideable even by an advanced rider.
  • + 0
flag Toddzirra (Mar 18, 2018 at 18:30)
 This is not only the worst trail I’ve ridden in Sedona, it’s the worst trail I’ve ever ridden anywhere. I am able to ride most black trails and was only able to ride about 30% of this between the boulder fields and exposure.
  • + 1
flag grovej (Mar 21, 2018 at 9:17)
 The North side that connects Airport road to Bandit trail is rideable. I agree with the other comments above for the rest of the trail. The North side also leads you to Sunset trail (not mapped yet) which leads you down to Sunset road or there's a place where you can pop out directly onto Sunset road from Bandit trail.
  • + 0
flag SimonBos (May 22, 2018 at 13:28)
 I've lived in Sedona for over 30 years and K owned this area completely. This trail is tough, but once you get the hang of it it actually becomes quite fun. Counter clockwise is the easier way, but both directions are cleanable. The bulk of the trail is very slow speed with embedded boulders, which for most people is a different feel. Arguably the most bang for the buck you'll find in 3 miles. I did it yesterday with 3 dabs, counterclockwise.

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