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Aerie Loop

Intermediate
 4.4 (42) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A fun, quick loop around Doe Mountain, worthy of a few laps.


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5.4

Miles

8.7

KM

100%

Singletrack

4,730' 1,442 m

High

4,510' 1,375 m

Low

541' 165 m

Up

541' 165 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

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Overview

This is a nice link up of a some newer and some older trails in the Dry Creek area. It is a pretty short, quick loop which makes it nice if you have limited time or for beginning riders.

Description

From the Aerie Trailhead, head southeast towards the Cockscomb on the Aerie Trail. When you reach the Cockscomb you'll head north towards the Dawa and Cockscomb trails. This whole first section is generally moderate, with some twists and turns and very short climbs and small rock obstacles.

At the T junction you'll turn left (west) on the Cockscomb Trail, an easy old two-track that takes you through a fence and eventually meets up with the Aerie trail north of Doe Mountain. Turn left here and head up the Aerie trail which climbs somewhat steeply up some switchbacks and then winds through pinyon juniper forest and some easy/moderate rocky sections on the side of Doe Mountain; you'll pass the Doe Mountain Trail and the paved road to the Aerie housing development before ending right where you started, at the Aerie trailhead.

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Tyler Williams

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 42 votes

#367

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  4.4 from 42 votes
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Cockscomb red gravel.
Nov 26, 2018 near West Se…, AZ
Curving around a slick rock bench.
Dec 3, 2019 near West Se…, AZ
The Aerie Loop was a great place to take my sister-in-law while in Sedona.
Jan 8, 2017 near West Se…, AZ
Cockscomb.
Nov 26, 2018 near West Se…, AZ
Sick slick rock berm on Aerie!!
Jan 13, 2018 near West Se…, AZ
Favorite trail ever.
Aug 4, 2020 near West Se…, AZ

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May 25, 2022
Charles Daly
About 4 miles in, I took 5 to catch my breath, and to take a few pics of the view, with my bike in the foreground, hanging in a tree. 5.4mi — 0h 40m
May 24, 2022
Charles Daly
Jan 6, 2022
SailsToTheMoon MTB
fun
Nov 30, 2021
Brock H
Apr 25, 2021
Mariko Foster
Apr 21, 2021
Eyung Gov
Mar 20, 2021
Nathan Hartwig
parking may be limited 12mi — 2h 10m
Feb 1, 2021
Kate Wilson