Upper Dry Creek Area Trails

4.10 out of 5
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↑ 2,400 ft
↓ 2,500 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
The Upper Dry Creek Area Trails are easily accessible from West Sedona and include a lot of Sedona classics like Chuckwagon, Mescal, and Aerie. While this trail system offers gorgeous views, exposure, rocks, and some tech features, on average this is a more cross country-oriented trail system. Don't let that keep you away, though: these flowy-yet-rocky trails are mountain biking gold!
added by Greg HeilWorld Champ
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Trail Q&A
Rider Questions


Q: is it ok if i use a bike that isnt a mountain bike -Guest

A: Give it a shot. That's how you'll find out if you like trail riding.

BobNeub answered on February 25, 2018. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No




Q: How would I get to the trail head? I pulled up the map on Google maps, but it isn't very clear. -Tonymontano57

A: we went up dry creek to long canyon to the trailhead there

chuckpelley answered on December 19, 2018. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No


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System Trails (15)
System Trails (15)
Girdner Trail
Dawa Loop
Cockscomb Trail
Mescal Trail
Long Canyon
Chuck Wagon
Rupp Trail
Western Civilization
Two Fence Trail
Deadman's Pass
OK Trail
Arizona Cypress
Snake Trail
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Reviews (4)


December 19, 2018
Review: great singletrack, with curves, sand, rock slabs and more. Great for the intermediate rider. We did a fun loop; long canyon, deadman's pass, aerie, cockscomb to dawa and up the mescal long canyon connector.

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Bunny Hop

November 16, 2015
sellnit Bunny Hop  
Review: Wide open trails, loose uphills, exposed mountain trails. This area has it all with the exception of the extreme of the H trails. Rode Aerie, Mescal, Canyon of fools, Girdner. Only reason I give this a 4 is due to it being full of hikers on the weekend.

Similar Trail: Llama, Chuckwagon.

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November 6, 2015
psherwood Gramcounter  
Review: Loved these trails! They are challenging and a lot of fun. You can't beat the views either. Lots of rock gardens and sandy stretches plus some slick rock. These trails have it all. Just watch out for the cacti!

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World Champ

December 8, 2014
Greg Heil World Champ  
Review: This is a great network of mostly XC-oriented trails. On average these trails are easier than some of the other marquee rides in Sedona, but they are more than worthy of being ridden! If you want to log some longer miles in and around Sedona, this is the place.

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Upper Dry Creek Area Trails MTB Trail 4.10 out of 5 based on 4 ratings. 4 user reviews.
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Feature Article
Sedona Day 1: Riding the Upper Dry Creek Trail System