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Sedona is a world-class winter destination full of amazing desert riding. Throw in ample food, lodging, and camping options and you could easily spend a week here without wiping the grin off your face.

Visiting Tips

Winter can be cold or perfect. The sun is incredibly intense - 50 degrees can be perfect if it's sunny. Fall and spring are perfect but summer is just too hot - head up the road to Flagstaff.

Food & Drink

Java Love: javalovesedona.com/
Elote Cafe: elotecafe.com/
Picazzo: picazzos.com/
Javelina Cantina: javelinacantinasedona.com/

Outfitters, Tours, & Shuttles

Chasing Epic offers all-inclusive, multi-day guided mountain bike vacations so you can explore all the Sedona classics. Their trips include lodging, meals, high-end bikes, guides and much more. Check them out at chasingepicmtb.com/sedona

Additionally, if you are looking for advice or support for a bike trip here, definitely contact Western Spirit Cycling. Their guides have these trails dialed, plus they will get their massive support truck to camp, whip up amazing food, and keep the beer cold.

Other Activities

World-class climbing can be found in all those rocks: mountainproject.com/v/sedon…

If your chakra needs a tune-up, you might find all the crystal shops and local vortices amusing...

Recommended Routes in Sedona - 12

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Favorite Dropping off the second 'extreme' option on Mescal.
Intermediate

West Sedona Tour

13.1 mi 21.0 km 921' Up 280.63 m Up 934' Down 284.56 m Down

West Se…, AZ
Favorite Dropping off the second 'extreme' option on Mescal.
Intermediate/Difficult

Chuckwagon - Mescal - Long Canyon

9.1 mi 14.6 km 805' Up 245.3 m Up 791' Down 240.98 m Down

West Se…, AZ
Favorite Courthouse and Bell Rock Buttes make a fantastic background to your ride on Basalt.
Difficult

Cathedral Rock Big Loop

12.4 mi 20.0 km 1,054' Up 321.25 m Up 1,054' Down 321.25 m Down

Village…, AZ
Favorite A rider rolls down Submarine Rock to gorgeous views of Twin Buttes.
Difficult

Twin Buttes Loop

8.5 mi 13.7 km 751' Up 228.83 m Up 749' Down 228.19 m Down

Sedona, AZ
Favorite Easy going with big views is what you'll find riding in the Phone Trail.
Intermediate

Intro to Sedona

5.3 mi 8.6 km 319' Up 97.15 m Up 316' Down 96.39 m Down

Village…, AZ
Favorite The Hangover Trail can get intense, fast... this is an alternate line that takes steel cojones!
Very Difficult

Hangover Loop

8.4 mi 13.6 km 1,172' Up 357.29 m Up 1,170' Down 356.51 m Down

Sedona, AZ
Favorite Cockscomb red gravel.
Intermediate

Aerie Loop

5.4 mi 8.7 km 541' Up 164.94 m Up 541' Down 164.76 m Down

West Se…, AZ
Favorite Easy going with big views is what you'll find riding in the Phone Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Courthouse Vista Loop

6.2 mi 10.0 km 386' Up 117.73 m Up 387' Down 117.82 m Down

Village…, AZ
Favorite Curving around a slick rock bench.
Intermediate

Fat Tire Loop

9.9 mi 15.9 km 757' Up 230.67 m Up 761' Down 231.99 m Down

West Se…, AZ
Favorite Stunning backdrops and perfect singletrack
Difficult

Thunder Mtn Express

6.6 mi 10.6 km 604' Up 183.96 m Up 796' Down 242.56 m Down

West Se…, AZ
Favorite Secret Slickrock is an expansive sandstone play area between Ridge and Ramshead.
Intermediate/Difficult

Old Post to Ridge Loop

6.7 mi 10.8 km 763' Up 232.57 m Up 763' Down 232.66 m Down

West Se…, AZ
Favorite Rolling a few slabs
Intermediate/Difficult

Two Fence - Outer Limits Loop

14.7 mi 23.6 km 1,249' Up 380.55 m Up 1,241' Down 378.18 m Down

West Se…, AZ

Sedona Biking

  • 235 Miles 378 Kilometers of Trail
  • 12 Recommended Routes
  • 10 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 65 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 13 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Sedona - 76

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3.1 mi 5.0 km #1Hiline Trail
Very Difficult
Village of Oak Creek (Big Park), AZ
Very Difficult
Village of Oak Creek (Big Park), AZ 123 
2.6 mi 4.1 km #2Slim Shady Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Village of Oak Creek (Big Park), AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Village of Oak Creek (Big Park), AZ 113 
2.4 mi 3.9 km #3Mescal
Intermediate/Difficult
West Sedona, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
West Sedona, AZ 65 
5.4 mi 8.7 km #4Chuckwagon
Intermediate
West Sedona, AZ
Intermediate
West Sedona, AZ 64 
1.1 mi 1.7 km #5Hog Heaven
Difficult
Sedona, AZ
Difficult
Sedona, AZ 43 
2.9 mi 4.6 km #6Llama Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Village of Oak Creek (Big Park), AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Village of Oak Creek (Big Park), AZ 44 
3.4 mi 5.5 km #7Templeton Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Village of Oak Creek (Big Park), AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Village of Oak Creek (Big Park), AZ 43 
2.0 mi 3.3 km #8Adobe Jack
Intermediate
Sedona, AZ
Intermediate
Sedona, AZ 42 
3.2 mi 5.1 km #9Hangover Trail
Very Difficult
Sedona, AZ
Very Difficult
Sedona, AZ 21 
3.6 mi 5.7 km #10Cockscomb
Intermediate
West Sedona, AZ
Intermediate
West Sedona, AZ 35 

Photos of Sedona - 326

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The Hangover Trail can get intense, fast... this is an alternate line that takes steel cojones!
Apr 21, 2016 near Sedona, AZ
It doesn't quite capture the true steepness, but this video shows a guy riding the crux of the Hangover ride.
Jan 8, 2016 near Sedona, AZ
Dropping off the second 'extreme' option on Mescal.
Feb 24, 2014 near West Se…, AZ
Although there are some sketchy sections, most of the trail is rideable by intermediate riders.
Nov 1, 2016 near West Se…, AZ
LIKE RIDING OFF A CLIFF | Riding Hiline Trail in Sedona
Feb 9, 2019 near Village…, AZ
The slickrock singletrack is endless on Mescal
Feb 24, 2014 near West Se…, AZ
Get stoked riding the edge on Hiline Trail!
Jan 18, 2017 near Village…, AZ
Courthouse and Bell Rock Buttes make a fantastic background to your ride on Basalt.
Jan 20, 2017 near Village…, AZ