Sedona

Discussion in 'Trails' started by Mikie, Oct 11, 2015.

  1. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

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    Coconino Natl' Forest
    Supervisor's Office
    1824 S. Thompson St.
    Flagstaff, AZ 86001
    Office: (928) 527-3600

    Long Canyon Trail #122

    Wide and nearly level, Long Canyon Trail provides easy access into Sedona's scenic red rock backcountry. For the first mile or so, the route follows an old jeep trail up an ephemeral streambed. Though this drainage is usually dry, it still supports a community of riparian or water-loving vegetation. Along the trail you'll even find a number of cypress trees, Arizona cypress, which are easily recognizable by their shaggy bark and round, gum ball-size seeds.

    Providing a scenic setting for this unique habitat are a sampling of the picturesque buttes and cliffs for which the Sedona area is so famous. Steamboat Rock, Wilson Mountain, Maroon Mountain, and a number of unnamed cliffs, spires, windows and arches are visible from this trail. The trail ends at a red sandstone cliff where there are a few small Indian ruins and some primitive rock pictographs. Please don't disturb them.

    See also Deadmans Pass Trail and Boynton Canyon Trail.

    http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/coconino/recreation/hiking/recarea/?recid=55340&actid=50

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    imtbtrails Member Ride Reports:
    Mikie Robin McGuire: http://www.imtbtrails.com/forum/threads/sedonas-red-dirt.2398/
    pwe312: http://www.imtbtrails.com/forum/threads/rr-sedona-chuck-wagon-to-mescal.1911/
    Mikie: http://www.imtbtrails.com/forum/threads/sedona-arizona.902/
     
  2. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

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  3. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

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  4. Mikie

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  5. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

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    More stuff for my to-do list. :)
     
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  6. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

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  7. SoCal_Rider

    SoCal_Rider Member

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    I just got back yesterday from three days of riding in Sedona. We rode the Twin Buttes Loop, West Sedona Tour + Chuck Wagon, and Cathedral Rock Big Loop. See these rides on www.MTBProject.com for details.

    The MTB Project app was invaluable for planning and during ride navigation. I highly recommend checking it out.

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  8. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

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    Suhweet pics! Thank you Ryan!
     
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  9. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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    hmmmm.......maybe we just might have to visit family in AZ for Thanksgiving Weekend.
     
  10. ridinrox

    ridinrox Well-Known Member

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    I think I might have to do the same thing.......
     
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  11. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

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    I'll visit someone's family. And I love the bike tree.
     
  12. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Rockstah

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    OK, I'm in. I usually spend Saint Turkenstein's Day with the in-laws, usually ride Trail 100 in PHX (a great ride BTW) several times.
    I would love to make a run up to Sedona on Friday... can this happen???

    Here's part of Trail 100... a really great ride:
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    Switchback Stitch (time to take a break!)
    by David, on Flickr
     
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  13. MCB2K

    MCB2K Well-Known Member

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    I'm hoping to be biking a couple hours north in the St George area. My dad lives in Mesquite now, and I think we are heading down for the Turkey Day.
     
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  14. ridinrox

    ridinrox Well-Known Member

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    Mikie!! Let's plan a IMTB Sedona Thanksgiving Bike Trip. Will the jerseys be ready by then??

    What a trip that would be ... :cool:
     
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  15. MCB2K

    MCB2K Well-Known Member

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    6 hour drive from Mesquite, curse you Grand Canyon!
     
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  16. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Rockstah

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    An hour and 46 minute drive from North PHX... IMTBers are taking over!
     
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  17. ridinrox

    ridinrox Well-Known Member

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    Ride your bike over. :Roflmao
     
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  18. MCB2K

    MCB2K Well-Known Member

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    Brian Kiggins
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    Santa Cruz Tallboy LTc
    It would be Epic to do the Rim to Rim on a Mountain Bike!
     
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