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Broken Arrow

Average Rating:    (4.43 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 23

A good trail for expert riders. The trail has alot of steep climes and shear drop offs. The trail also has alot of fast turns and quick descents
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Latitude
34.84677573965541
Longitude
-111.75722122192383
Trail Directions
From Sedona head south on HWY 179. Morgan Rd or Little Horse Trailhead (Red Rock Pathway) or Bell Rock Pathway are all off HWY 179 and are marked and within 6 miles of Sedona
Trail Length
10 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Sedona
   


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Review Date
January 10, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: tmwjr777 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is probably the best trail in the area, there are some sections that MOST riders will walk down though. Not everyone is as confident as some of us our in our skills. Don't break your neck!!! There's no shame in walking stuff you are not comfortable with, just because some of us can clean it does'nt mean eveyone should attempt it. Lots of rocky tech stuff, ledge drops, water bars, steeps, etc...But a blast for a "skilled" rider. If you only have time for one ride in Sedona, make this the one!!

Recommended Route:
My favorite route is as follows: Drive to the end of Verde Valley School Rd., park. Take the Templeton trail from here along the creek heading north, head up the switchbacks(tough climb!!) Take Templeton around, through the tunnel to Bell Rock Path, turn left. Tale Bell Rock Path to Little Horse trail, turn right. Take this trail all the way to Chicken Point(or even a little further if you want) Turn around and bomb back down to the creek the way you came up. This is about a 16 mile ride and is the best "bang for your buck" in the area in my opinion.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Anything in V.O.C., just avoid during the summer. No shade and hot, hot, hot.



Comments
L663 (05/19/2009)
Thanks for the parking and trail suggestions! I had one day (5/15/09) for riding in Sedona and followed your suggestion. It was perfect. Yes, it was hotter than normal, but there were trees to take a break in the shade along the ride. I picked up my parking tag at the ranger station just south Verde Valley School Rd., they were very nice and helpful. I headed to Prescott the following day as it was going to be even hotter, and it was nice (higher and cooler).
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Review Date
July 5, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: TroyWW ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
A lot of fun, with some good singletrack, slickrock, jeep roads and fire roads. Pass by a turnoff for Submarine rock which also makes for a fun departure. Chicken point area is really the only "advanced" piece of the terrain. Most of the other technical sections are beyond the beginner, but not extreme. Intermingle with Pink Jeep tours in the first part of the ride, and then find great solitude between chicken point and Llama trail. A very fun network of many interconnected sections including Mystic, Chapel, Llama, Bell and others.

Recommended Route:
Start near the "Y" in Sedona off the broken arrow sign that points to the trail head. Proceed up the jeep trails to the right hand side that is slightly more challenging then the lower jeep trails on the left, around chicken point, down towards Llama, past Chapel to Mystic and back to the trailhead, this time staying left and heading towards Submarine Rock for explorations.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Holcombe, Cathedral, Jim Thompson, Bell. Holdcombe will be the most difficult of the 4, followed by Cathedral, Jim Thompson and then Bell.



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Review Date
May 21, 2007

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: pvryder ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I was disappointed with this trail and the others in Sedona. The riding there is mediocre at best. I don't understand why people are giving this 5 chilies, it's worth a three and no more. Luckily I didn't make the trip to Sedona just for biking or I would have been really depressed.

Don't waste your time making a special trip to ride Sedona. Go to Utah or Flagstaff instead.

Recommended Route:
The scenery is nice (except for the pink jeeps, golf courses, and rampant development), but the trails pretty much suck compared to other places I've been.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
None. Go for a hike instead.



Comments
sjordan72 (10/19/2010)
This reviewer isn't even on MTBR anymore. Obviously had a bad time and made up something to flame Sedona about. Can a Moderator remove this review?
cannonballtrail (07/07/2012)
I know what you mean about flaming Sedona, but it is important to respect an opinion because I sort of agree with some of this dude's comments. Sedona has some truly amazing and beautiful riding, but for some reason it gets boring after a while. It is worth a visit if you're nearby, but making a special trip to Sedona might be a waste of time. I have to agree that the rampant development, pink jeeps, and golf courses have sucked some life out of the town. Furthermore, I get that vibe if you're not here to spend money, you really aren't welcome. This reviewer seemed to deliver his or her honest opinion and not just flame Sedona, though the review is definitely less than productive. Sedona is beautiful and the folks over at the Bike N' Bean absolutely rock, but it is good to know that not everyone has a good time. A little more constructive "why" here would go along way
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Review Date
October 11, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: raoul ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
ok, this is a tough trail that will test your technical abilities to their fullest. Lot's of short steep climbs and descents in and out of washes. Boulders, baby heads, slickrock, drops, etc. - it's all there. Scenery is spectacular (keep your eyes on the trail!) and you can link up with some good trails if you ride it north to south. Take the spur to Submarine Rock after a short distance and have fun on the slickrock. I ride a relatively lightweight, short travel cross country bike which is not the typical 'Sedona' setup which favors coil spring rear shock and, generally, a more robust suspension for more big hits.

Recommended Route:
Through town (ride along power lines parallel to Highway 179) to the Broken Arrow Estates sign (Morgan Road), then about a mile to the trailhead - which is less a trailhead than a confusing series of jeep trails and singletrack (you'll figure it out).

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Llama Trail, Templeton, HT trail, Chapel Trail, Spur to Sub Rock



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Review Date
May 30, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: James , from Tulsa

Summary:
It was a pretty fun trail system but only took maybe an hour to complete a loop. It reminds me of Moab a little.

Recommended Route:
I took Broken Arrow to Chicken Point to Cathedral and then down Mystic back to the trail head. Then I had to do another loop including Little Light house and the out and back to Submarine.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Didn't ride any other trails but plan to go back here.



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