5 miles
Distance
488 ft
Climb
-573 ft
Descent
00:59:06
Avg time
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Chuck Wagon Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Dry Creek
    Sedona, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #670 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback

Beginner 10%, intermediate 50% and advanced 40%, 5.29 mile MTB trail which is a bi-directional singletrack that is twisty, buffed and up and down trail with some technical climbing sections you may need to walk. The trail tread is mostly packed dirt mixed with rocks and several lengthy sections of slickrock. There is no preferred direction and the trail is a great connector for several other fun loops. Pretty generic by Sedona standards. Equestrian use is restricted as posted at northwest section of trail. Equestrians can continue to the Brins Mesa Wilderness area or reverse back.

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More Stats for Chuck Wagon bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -87 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,496 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,679 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,595 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,508 ft
  • Grade
    -0.3%
  • Grade max
    -21.7%
  • Grade min
    20%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,445 ft
  • Avg time
    00:59:06
  • Avg reverse time
    00:55:59
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Status:
on Jan 29, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4.25 (43 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Chuck Wagon Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jan 29, 2020 @ 10:41am
      Jan 29, 2020
      Jan 25, 2020 @ 9:34am
      Jan 25, 2020
      Some short sections of mud, easily avoidable
      Jan 12, 2020 @ 9:24am
      Jan 12, 2020
      reporter Mixed bag on conditions, south facing exposed sections were dry, sections in trees or near washes were quite muddy
      Jan 3, 2020 @ 11:16am
      Jan 3, 2020
      Dec 14, 2019 @ 7:16pm
      Dec 14, 2019
      Trail is in great shape, a bit tacky
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 213 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 865 rides
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      Photos

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      Feb 28, 2020 @ 6:36pm
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      Jan 14, 2019 @ 12:41pm
      Jan 14, 2019
      853 |
      Mar 25, 2015 @ 12:58pm
      Mar 25, 2015

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      7 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag redpoint (Feb 21, 2015 at 10:13)
       Isn't the east/west section at the far north side called Gunslinger?
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag MtbSince84 (Nov 7, 2016 at 7:32)
       Not any more. I think when the FS adopted these trails into the system a few years ago, they merged the two trails into one and called the whole thing "Chuckwagon".
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag GTABurnout (May 31, 2015 at 13:37)
       Not sure how this trail got a Black Diamond rating. Its basically funn single track with the occasional rock garden.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag MtbSince84 (Oct 27, 2016 at 9:37)
       Agreed. To be sure it's not an easy trail (plenty of little challenges), but I'd call it intermediate, especially for Sedona. It's the first trail I ride when I go there - good, fun warmup for the rest of what Sedona has to offer.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag MtbSince84 (Oct 27, 2016 at 9:44)
       Hoo boy, it does seem that overall the Sedona trails are over-rated in terms of difficulty. Almost all are given a single-black rating. Bit of a distortion, IMO, and might turn people off. Sure, a trail like Llama might be single black if you want to clean every foot of it. But an intermediate rider will be able to ride and enjoy most of it, and more importantly won't be freaked out be any of it. Compare that to Highline, which is a seriously difficult trail, with quite a bit of exposure and risk if you want to ride it all. Seems wrong for those two trails to have the same rating.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag asspadtycoon (Apr 19, 2018 at 14:56)
       MtbSince84, the Hiline is double black and the Llama is blue (I'm pretty sure).
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag cemoorelife TRAILFORKS (Jul 5, 2019 at 17:43)
       A good fun trail.
      [Reply]

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