May 9, 2014
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.