Sedona, Arizona

This was my first time visiting Arizona! It was an adventure for sure. The plan was to fly into Phoenix and drive 2 hrs north to Sedona for some biking fun!

The temperature in April was around 75 when we visited, we wanted to do some intermediate trails and the Dry Creek area trails seemed a good fit.

Did the north west trails as they were more intermediate level.


The people at Over The Edge bike shop were very helpful, and we were able to take a shuttle from there to the trail head. If you do this you will need to remember its only a one-way ride and you’ll need to ride the bike back. It’s not far maybe 3-4 miles and most is downhill(although on the street).

Over the Edge Bike Shop for a Santa Cruz Hightower!


The trails are pretty well marked with maps at most of the markers.

We had a whole day so wanted to get in as much as possible, or as much as we could endure! The Mezcal trail was rated fairly well and the views are pretty amazing. We stopped often to take in the scenery and snap some photos.

Some of the trails are ‘exposed’ which in bike speak means you could get really spooked from the heights and edges you might be riding on!

The bike shop gave us a good route to try and hit various trails, with options to bail if our legs gave out! We rode the following trails and it was around 13 miles. Not a bad day’s riding!

  • Chuck Wagon
  • Mescal
  • Aerie
  • Cockscomb
  • Girdner
  • Road back to Over the Edge


I am glad I was able to try out the trails here. I’d definitely go back but wish I had more time to explore more of Sedona.

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