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Awesome introduction to Sedona; great on its own or as part of a bigger ride in the Dry Creek area.


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5.4

Miles

8.7

KM

Singletrack

4,679' 1,426 m

High

4,499' 1,371 m

Low

559' 170 m

Up

489' 149 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

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E-Bikes Unknown

Description

Chuckwagon begins at the Dry Creek Vista Trailhead on Vultee Arch Road (FR 152). The main part of this trail (AKA "Chuckwagon Loop") is four miles, and accessed from Long Canyon road just south of Long Canyon trailhead. The trail can be pedaled in any direction but going counter-clockwise on the loop portion will save the best part of the trail for last.

From the Dry Creek Vista Trailhead, the trail drops 150 ft in just under 1 mi. When arriving at the Chuckwagon Connector, stay right on Chuckwagon. This section is a rolling, playful trail that contours in and out of slickrock washes. There will be a few techy challenges that require a few hard pedal strokes to navigate some rock steps before getting back to swoopy trail.

The middle part of the trail is a gradual climb and descent through the intersection with Brinns Mesa trail. Stay left to continue on Chuckwagon, crossing a drainage and the road before climbing again up a small hillside.

The route levels out and heads south after a quick punchy climb up a section of exposed slickrock. From here the trail twists and turns through the pinion/juniper forest towards Long Canyon. Although there are few sections of the descent that are loose and rocky, the route is fun and fast.

The Chuckwagon Loop ends at the Long Canyon Trailhead. Cross the road to access Mescal and Long Canyon Trail.

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Leslie Kehmeier

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The west side of Chuckwagon climbs through some slickrock to get some great views of Dry Creek Canyon.
Feb 24, 2014 near West Se…, AZ
Chuckwagon is a great way to warm-up to Sedona riding; plenty of flowing singletrack.
Feb 24, 2014 near West Se…, AZ
Chuckwagon is mostly smooth singletrack with a few exceptions.
Feb 24, 2014 near West Se…, AZ
Chuckwagon trail
Mar 6, 2021 near West Se…, AZ
Slick rock wash
Apr 9, 2014 near West Se…, AZ
Spectacular views on Chuckwagon
Nov 10, 2015 near West Se…, AZ
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Mar 11, 2024
Orlando Alicea
May 4, 2023
Mountain Park
5.4mi — 1h 15m
Mar 14, 2023
Amber Williams
Three river crossings. Two large river crossings and one river crossing you can ride across. 5.5mi — 2h 05m
Jul 15, 2022
Kevin Ahn
Aww u
Apr 18, 2022
yannick
Took that trail on the way back from Devil's arch 2mi
Jan 17, 2022
John Wood
Hiked a bike at a couple points. Sooooo crowded
Aug 25, 2021
Mountain Gold
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP0_ndJHMtY
Jun 20, 2021
Drew Weller
First Sedona trail.
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