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Level: Advanced
Length: 2 mi (3.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +319/ -346 ft
Total: 117 riders

Mountain Biking Broken Arrow Trail / Chicken Point

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#35 of 405 mountain bike trails in Arizona
#875 in the world

This trail is definitely not for beginners. It has a lot of technical climbs and descents- drop offs and stairs, etc. A lot of narrow singletrack along cliffs. This trail takes you to the top of some awesome slick rock with some great views. You can either return the way you came or take one of the connecting trails.

First added by ccullings73 on Jan 15, 2006. Last updated Apr 30, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Hwy 179 to Morgan St. follow up to Broken Arrow trailhead.
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  • Greg Heil   ✓ supporter

    This is a solid trail with some doubletrack, singletrack, and ledgy rock... but despite being the namesake in this trail system, it most definitely isn't the best trail in this group. Check out Hog Heaven and High on the Hog for way more epic riding!

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  • mongwolf

    Rode this three years ago as part of a shuttle from the top of Munds Wagon, over to Broken Arrow and down Bell Rock. This was one of my first rides ever. Had a blast. For a newbie at the time, I definitely bailed a few time ... ... didn't do the five foot drops =) and didn't clear some of the tech on the climbs. But it was a ton of fun. I'd like to go back and do it again sometime and see how I fair.

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  • allforgod52

    Beautiful landscape. Lot of work to get to the top, but it's an awesome view. Swing down to submarine rock and enjoy the smooth rocks. Watch out for the Pink Jeep tours and the cactus.

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  • Trevor Warne

    Fun trail with good flow and variety. Submarine rock and Chicken Point slickrock fun to mess around on. Loop it with Little Horse, Pig's tail and more techy non-system stuff up on the Hogs (ask LBS for secrets!)

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  • tcbroncs

    This is a great trail with some good technical sections and classic desert riding. Climb to Chicken Point has some technical sections and hike-a bike. Definitely worth the effort when you get to Chicken point and take in the views.

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  • abegold

    Sedona is beautiful. This is a climb on a little sand and lots of red sandstone. Expect to see hikers, 4x4 tours and great scenery. One of the busiest trails in AZ.

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  • [email protected]

    Great trail, it's nice to link it up with Llama- quite technical and some fun slickrock sections. Rode out on the Slim Shady Trail from the Bike and Bean (great shop, very helpful, let us wash our bikes out back) over to Little Horse, Broken Arrow then Llama. All of the combinations of these are fun and technical.

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  • lorin

    Very fun, I usually start out from bell rock area ride over to the llama trail area then to broken arrow via chicken point. Last time I started out on the other side of the highway and rode over to budda beach then over to chicken point. Great single track, well groomed. Beware of hikers they are all over but tend to be very friendly. There are tons of tourists all over by the bell rock area but if you start out across the highway from the bike and bean you will avoid all the tourists. If you have any questions about the trail the guys at bike and bean know it all.

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  • david_darling

    The few times I made it to Sedona this was the trail I wanted to ride first. A very fun and challen-ging trail with the option to add on extra miles with the copius amount of trails in the area. A Sedona classic.

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  • kuala_tahan

    Some slickrock, some singletrack, few drops in there, whole bunch of stuff to have a lot of fun on. Real good trail, and absolutely beautiful. I don't think it's as super technical as others make it out to be, but I'd say it's intermediate-advanced in terms of technicality. Some grunt climbs that make you sweat. Rode this and connected it down to Llama trail, tons of fun.

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  • AK_Dan

    Very cool! I started at the south end on the Bell Rock Pathway and rode up the Little Horse tr to Chicken Pt. Down the Broken Arrow tr to the parking lot and turned around and did it the other way, a challenging & fun ride both directions. Took a left onto the Llama tr and really enjoyed the fast & twisty singletrack after the techy stuff of Broken Arrow. The Bell Rock Pathway back to the jeep, almost 13 miles- there are so many great trails here, just get a map and start connecting the dots!

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  • John Fisch

    This is a Sedona signature ride. Great singletrack, cool slickrock, exposure, and more geology than you can shake a Camelbak at. Can be easily combined with other trails for a true epic. A little easier to ride from north to south, but it's good either way. Be sure to stop by the Devil's Dining Room sinkhole. Play on the slickrock beneath Chicken Point. Ride the dry waterfall down below Chicken Point if you've got the supension and the nerve. Along with Templeton, this is the other Sedona "Must Ride" trail.

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  • jjacobs543

    I am used to riding in GA so this trail was a 180 from what we normally ride. Some really technical areas, a little sand here and there. Great scenery just make sure you stay hydrated.

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  • Emer50

    Most Scenic Sedona Ride. Start at horseback parking lot, head north to Broken Arrow on Morgan road and into the beautiful desert. Technical climb but the scenery is worth the pain. When you get to the slickrock at the top, watch the decent (it is called chicken point for a reason). Turn left at the lost trail and rip through the desert and back around to the parking lot.

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  • getonthetrail

    Being an east coaster we do not get to see trails like this everyday. The scenary in the Sedona area was amazing! I was able to see Bell Rock, Courthouse Rock, Chicken Point, Submarine Rock and Cathedral Rock. The red in the rock and sand is soooo cool! I started riding at the park entrance for Bell Rock. The slick rock section between Bell Rock and Chicken Point was very fun. There are loads of 3-5 ft. drop offs and challenging 90 degree drops from the slick rock. The trail changes as you ride from hard packed to loose large rocks, slick rock, tight single track, wide double track and loose gravel like rock. All these attributes make the trail a great ride as you never get board. I also enjoyed the short climb to Chicken Point! The views from the top Chicken Point is incrediable. The next time I'm in the area, and I will be back, I plan to hit Submarin Rock and Cathedrail Rock.

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  • jminn8086

    There are countless trails in and around Sedona. The scenery is awesome and the riding ranges from easy to very difficult. You will find plenty of red rock drops, ledges and natural stairs. While there is not a lot of true elevation change, the terrain combined with loose decomposed rock can make for a challenging ride. The ride to Chicken point is outstanding, but you may need to hike-a-bike a few sections depending upon your skill level. There are 4-5 ft drops and it's moderately technical.

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  • woodiebikes777

    Start on the Bell rock Trail, Take the Little Horse trail to the Mystic Trail, To the Broken Arrow trail. The trails are marked, but a map is helpfull. Chicken Point is actually a stopping point for MTB'rs and Jeep tours. there are great views of the area vistas. From Chicken Point you can see Submarine rock which is a large rock thats fun to ride. The trail has most every condition that the Sedona area has to offer, hard pack, slick rock, sand, rocky down hills and climbs. Stay on the trails or the thorns will get ya!!!

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