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A scenic tour that circles Dry Creek west of Sedona


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Map Key

11.9

Miles

19.1

KM

100%

Singletrack

4,640' 1,414 m

High

4,135' 1,260 m

Low

1,055' 321 m

Up

1,061' 324 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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It's best to park at the Girdner Trail, aka, Cultural Park so that you can do this loop completely on singletrack.

Overview

A scenic loop with some fun, short technical sections especially the sidle in to Dry Creek.

Need to Know

As usual in this area carry plenty of fluids.

Description

Park at the Girdner TH, aka, Cultural Park, and begin on the Girdner Trail. Head downhill for about a mile, then slowly climb, intersecting with, and turning left (west) on Rupp Trail.

The profusion of trails in this area can be confusing even though trails are well signposted. Check on the MTB Project mobile app to make sure you turn the correct way at intersections.

Rupp intersects Coxcomb Trail which you follow until throwing a left at the start of Outer Limits. Note: Western Civilisation which is shown on the printed trail map crossed private land and has been superseded by Outer Limits.

Once on Outer Limits, the trail has a few small climbs before it descends a couple of switchbacks to cross Dry Creek. There is some exposure and small technical features as the trail sidles into Dry Creek. A short, steep pinch out of the creek starts the gradual climb up to Highway 89A at Cultural Park Place. Follow the highway east down the hill then left at the traffic lights up Dry Creek Rd then right on Thunder Mountain Rd back to the trailhead.

Contacts

Shared By:

Alan Eskrick

Trail Ratings

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Photos

Rolling a few slabs
Nov 19, 2019 near West Se…, AZ
Sidling down to Dry Creek
Nov 19, 2019 near West Se…, AZ
Showing off tech skills
May 28, 2014 near West Se…, AZ
Two Dead Trees
Jan 1, 2021 near West Se…, AZ
The sidle into Dry creek
Nov 19, 2019 near West Se…, AZ
Sedona
Jan 1, 2021 near West Se…, AZ

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