Enjoy the best bike trails in the west
Sedona is among the Top 5 western destinations for mountain biking with trails for every level of experience. Bring all of your bikes!
While Sedona has long been known as a premier mountain biking destination, the area has more recently become a road biking mecca as well. With the completion of SR 179 heading south from the ‘Y’, several loop options have opened up and the network of roads out west have become favorites as well. Sedona Real’s location at the intersection of Dry Creek Road and SR 89A provides excellent access for MTBers and roadies alike.
Mountain bikers can ride straight from the hotel to access a great loop combining Chuck Wagon, Mescal, Aerie, Cypress, Anaconda and Girdner. Head up Dry Creek Road to FR 152 (about 1.5 miles on pavement to warm up). Right on 152 about 100 yards to the bike trail heading off to the left.
Definitely not as airy at the ‘3 Hs’, these trails provide a fast, swoopy, moderately technical and absolutely crazy fun 4-5 hour experience. 29ers fly on the flowy single track that winds through a couple of miles of pinion juniper forest, bounces across Dry Creek, climbs up onto the side of Mescal Mountain, where the trail traces a fine line along the slick rock, then drops into Deadman’s Pass. A quick shot across the road connects to the new Aerie Trail, another incredibly fun, again swoopy single track that traverses the flanks of Doe Mountain, offering a bit of ‘airiness” here and there. Backtrack from above the Doe Mountain parking lot to Cockscomb, Dawa, Cypress, Anaconda, and back out to Dry Creek Road on Girdner.
Roadies can head out Dry Creek Road as well and stay on the pavement to Seven Canyons, backtrack out to FS 525, swing by Enchantment, backtrack a bit again to the end of the pavement out beyond Doe Mountain, climb the hill to the Aerie, and retrace the route home. There will never be more beautiful scenery on a road ride anywhere!! Of course you can also do the 89A to 179 to Beaverhead Flats to Cornville Road to Page Springs Road to 89A loop, all from the front door of the Real.
With all the great trails and roads to ride in Sedona, from friendly to gonzo abusive, you might want to consider a guide to show you around and to make sure you hit all the high points, and don’t fall off any of them! Where are the ‘3 H’s’ anyway? And where the heck is Cornville? Sedona Real is excited to announce our partnership with Hermosa Tours. They offer guided day and multi-day trips that explore all of the best routes in Sedona, rides to perfectly suit your ability, equipment, and level of motivation. Check out some great photos at Hermosa Tours on Facebook
Stop by the concierge desk for a map and all of the information you need to get out on the roads and trails and to book with Hermosa Tours. We recommend Over the Edge Bikes in West Sedona for more detailed trail info, rentals, equipment and repairs.