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Intro to Sedona

Intermediate
 4.1 (47) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

The best beginner singletrack in Sedona all wrapped up in one great ride.


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Map Key

5.3

Miles

8.6

KM

100%

Singletrack

4,391' 1,338 m

High

4,162' 1,269 m

Low

319' 97 m

Up

316' 96 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

Sedona does not have much easy riding, but thankfully what they do have is great. A combination of scenery, genuine (but not scary) singletrack, and lots of bail out options make this a good option for beginning riders to experience great mountain biking.

Need to Know

This is a VERY popular parking area - come early on weekends or park elsewhere and ride in.

Description

Start from the Bell Rock Vista and follow the Big Park Loop. There is one small technical section in the southwest corner (near the start of the ride as mapped) where the trail goes in and out of a wash. No problem for intermediates, and beginners can easily walk this section and enjoy the rest. The far northeast corner has a beautiful slickrock area that is fun to play around in.

Go right (north) when you hit the Bell Rock Trail and follow this easy, wide path until you can take the Llama Trail to the right. This is marked blue/intermediate, but this short section you'll use is fairly easy. Walk short sections if you get uncomfortable, but nothing that is very hard is more than 10-20 feet long.

After a few tenths of a mile, go left on Baby Bell Trail and enjoy an easy fast trail to the Bell Rock Trail. Go left and immediately take a right on Phone Trail. Enjoy this really fun trail until it ends (all too soon) back on Bell Rock Trail. Follow this back to your car.

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Shared By:

Nick Wilder

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  4.1 from 47 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
Bell Rock in the background.
Aug 17, 2016 near Village…, AZ
Wheelie fun!
Aug 17, 2016 near Village…, AZ
Bell Rock
Nov 5, 2016 near Village…, AZ
Intro to Sedona, clockwise with some nice descents.
Nov 26, 2018 near Village…, AZ
Bell Rock & Mogollon Rim
Dec 16, 2019 near Village…, AZ

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Jan 12, 2021
Wendy Davis
Super fun for our first ride in Sedona! Enough short technical descents to make it fun, great scenery and lots Of connecting trail options
Dec 22, 2020
Joanne McGrew
Dec 7, 2020
Kacy Carmichael
Nov 10, 2020
Ashur Davoudikia
Oct 30, 2020
Jason Ovitt
Oct 21, 2020
Justin Shelton
Oct 13, 2020
GW Ullrich
Sep 7, 2020
Mac Mac