Mescal / Aerie Area

   
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13
miles

Intermediate

Singletrack
↑ 2,200 ft
↓ 2,200 ft
4.6
avg mph
43
ridden
17
wishlist
2:11
avg time

Loop
AVERAGE RATING
4.67 out of 5
About This Trail
added by norski Doubletrack on November 15, 2012
 
Many of the newer trails and best riding in the Sedona area are in the Boynton Pass area. The route described with the accompanying TOPO map includes all or part of Chuckwagon, Mescal, Deadman's, Aerie, Cockscomb, Dawa, AZ Cypress, and Girdner Trails.
This is a must ride area while in Sedona.
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rattler on May 9, 2014
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Review: I was in the area and rented a bike from the great people at Over The Edge. They put a nice loop together for me here that started off at the Dry Creek trail head and going from Chuckwagon to Mescal to Aerie and then on around counter clockwise. I rode the nearly 5 miles to the trail head from OTE. Next time maybe I would get a car rack to quickly get to some other trails.

The loop was great with a variety of topography. I had technical uphill and downhill sections with some exposure on Mescal, then Aerie flowed like a busted fire hydrant...it was awesome with some rollers. Then a nice downhill section on Cockscomb maybe that wound back around so I could do it twice after I reconnected with Aerie.

Great trails, I would do this again in a heartbeat if I were to ever get anywhere near Sedona. Next time I would stay the night there and ride for two days instead of driving in and back out from Scottsdale in one day.

Lunch was a nice juicy burger and pale ale at the microbrewery.

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AaronT on April 30, 2014
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Review: Fun done as a loop from Aerie TH up and tech climb over Mescal (awesome views on the edge of the mountain) across over to daadman's & back to the TH.

Similar Trail: Sonoran Trail at Sonoran North Phoenix.

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sdwill on March 24, 2014
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Review: Fun trails. Nice flow. Awesome scenery.

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Ryan Brunswick on December 24, 2013
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Review: Really Fun Fast And FloWy With A Couple Decent Climbs Nothing To Technical. Mescal Is More Technical But Not Bad. Good Trails To Do With family

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John Fisch on March 30, 2013
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Review: Jaw-dropping scenery around every corner, all traversed and crossed by maximum intermediate fun trails. This route allows those not looking for double diamond routes to still experience the best of what Sedona has to offer. The bench on Mescal is prime, classic Sedona slickrock/singletrack riding.

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norski on November 15, 2012
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Review: Over these 13 miles of singletrack, there are some very fun, flowy sections, some great red rock views, and some less fun loose rock sections. The "4" rating averages some 5-star sections with some 3-star sections. All-in-all a great ride with lots of varying trail conditions.

Similar Trail: Llama Trail, Chuck Wagon Trail, Soldier Wash Trails

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Mescal / Aerie Area MTB Trail 4.67 out of 5 based on 6 ratings. 6 user reviews.
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