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Aerie Loop

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  4.3 from 4 votes
blue  Intermediate from 2 votes
Rank: #4 in the Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness area
#38 in AZ, #824 Overall
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Jun 13 Green - Some Mud
Featured Ride in the area near Sedona,
“A fun, quick loop around Doe Mountain, worthy of a few laps.”
Tyler Williams on Jun 9, 2013
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5.48.7 milesKilometers 541’165 m Ascent 4,730’1,442 m High 4% Avg Grade (2°)
100% Singletrack -541’-165 m Descent 4,510’1,375 m Low 13% Max Grade (7°)
This is a nice link up of a some newer and some older trails in the Dry Creek area. It is a pretty short, quick loop which makes it nice if you have limited time or for beginning riders.
From the Aerie Trailhead, head southeast towards the Cockscomb on the Aerie Trail. When you reach the Cockscomb you'll head north towards the Dawa and Cockscomb trails. This whole first section is generally moderate, with some twists and turns and very short climbs and small rock obstacles.

At the T junction you'll turn left (west) on the Cockscomb Trail, an easy old two-track that takes you through a fence and eventually meets up with the Aerie trail north of Doe Mountain. Turn left here and head up the Aerie trail which climbs somewhat steeply up some switchbacks and then winds through pinyon juniper forest and some easy/moderate rocky sections on the side of Doe Mountain; you'll pass the Doe Mountain Trail and the paved road to the Aerie housing development before ending right where you started, at the Aerie trailhead.
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Forecasting the weather...
5.0 (2)
Sample eight west Sedona trails with this loop.
near West Sedona, AZ
5.0 (2)
The Full Meal Deal, Hiline-Hangover-Hogs all in one!!! + many more
near Village of Oak Creek (Big Park), AZ
4.8 (9)
An epic, unique adventure that most would consider more of a hike than a ride...
near Sedona, AZ

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PHOTOS of Aerie Loop
 4.5 from 2 votes
fun and pretty (West Sedona, AZ)
 3.8 from 4 votes
Flowy section (West Sedona, AZ)
 3.0 from 3 votes
Nice! (West Sedona, AZ)
 2.7 from 3 votes
Cactus challenge (West Sedona, AZ)
 2.7 from 3 votes
Another great view (West Sedona, AZ)
 2.7 from 3 votes
fun section (West Sedona, AZ)
 2.7 from 3 votes
Another nice view (West Sedona, AZ)
 2.7 from 3 votes
Small tech climb (West Sedona, AZ)
 2.5 from 4 votes
Aerie Trail panorama after a winter storm (David Smeeth Photo) (Sedona, AZ)
 2.3 from 3 votes
Another nice view (West Sedona, AZ)
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