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Courthouse Vista Loop

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.2 (27) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A fast, fun, and scenic intermediate tour of the Courthouse Butte area.


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6.2

Miles

10.0

KM

100%

Singletrack

4,446' 1,355 m

High

4,163' 1,269 m

Low

386' 118 m

Up

387' 118 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

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Overview

One of the better intermediate link-ups in all of Sedona. Remarkable scenery and some technical challenges will give intermediates something to work for, but plenty of fast and smooth flow trail will keep everyone smiling.

Description

Starting from the Courthouse Butte Vista parking area, start out on Phone Trail with fast smooth singletrack until it ends at the Bell Rock Path. Quickly take a right on Baby Bell Trail which quickly ends at Llama Trail.

Go left on the Llama trail for a long, fun ride with moderate grades and excellent flow. A few rock ledges on the southern end make for some technical fun, but it's otherwise a fast and very scenic cruise.

Llama ends at an intersection with Little Horse Trail. Go left and bump down a more rocky trail with excellent rock armor work. Some folks will want to walk a couple of short sections here. As you reach the end of this trail, you'll come to a wash with a huge stratified rock face - go left and then right in 100 feet. Use the MTB Project mobile app to stay on the trail. There are three options, and don't worry if you take the wrong one - they all end on the Bell Rock Trail in a 100 yards or so.

From there, hop on HT Trail, through a culvert and a under a bridge, with a few rocky sections and short steep climbs. It's generally pretty easy.

Pass by Easy Breezy Trail until you get to Templeton Trail. Follow Templeton up and down easy hills on fast and fun trail under a pair of culverts back to the Bell Rock Trail, then take Phone Trail back to the start.

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Nick Wilder

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  4.2 from 27 votes

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Photos

Easy going with big views is what you'll find riding in the Phone Trail.
Feb 20, 2014 near Village…, AZ
Courthouse Butte in the background.
Aug 17, 2016 near Village…, AZ
Llama trail alternates between singletrack in the pinons and open runs of slickrock.
Feb 20, 2014 near Village…, AZ
Short connection for Little Horse to the HT trail.
Feb 20, 2014 near Village…, AZ
Big rocky drop on an otherwise fast and smooth trail.
Feb 20, 2014 near Village…, AZ
Sedona AZ - Llama and Slim Shady Trails
Mar 15, 2022 near Village…, AZ

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Mar 18, 2022
Gritty Flyer
Did this loop but added Slim Shady and Easy Breezy to the mix 10.4mi — 1h 45m
Oct 28, 2021
Atsuko Ohtake
Sep 10, 2021
Lisa Delfiner Parsons
Apr 28, 2021
Eyung Gov
Apr 2, 2021
Nick Brothers
First ride 4.5mi
Feb 18, 2021
Janet McNown
Dec 18, 2020
Chris Makowicki
12mi
Nov 12, 2020
Italia Torres
Fun route! Lots of options to link trails throughout. A little on the technical side, some gradual uphills, etc. 6.2mi