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Broken Arrow

Page Type: Trail

Location: Arizona, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 34.85889°N / 111.76941°W

Trail Type: Cross Country, Mountain

County: Coconino

Technical Difficulty: Hard

Aerobic Difficulty: Medium

Layout: Other

Elevation Gain: 400 ft / 122 m

Length: 3.0 Mi / 4.8 Km

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Page By: Freak-a-zoid

Created/Edited: Dec 16, 2007 / Dec 16, 2007

Object ID: 265229

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Overview

 
Slick Rock above the  staircase
 
Broken Arrow is a great place to go play on the bike. Lots of slick rock, technical riding, great views and tons of options. If your in Sedona a visit here by bike, jeep or on foot is worth your time. Broken Arrow is also the most popular 4wheeling trail in Sedona. It is Pink Jeep's bread & butter tour. If your seeking solitude this is not the place. If your seeking some great riding this is your place.

Trail Description

From the parking lot cross over the jeep trail heading south for a short climb as the trail heads east through pinyon & juniper coming out to a large slick rock area that you may see a rogue jeep atempting to climb up some of the large sandstone steps. After you come to second smaller slickrock area you will descend down to the Devil's Dining Room a small deep sinkhole enclosed by barbed wire, a 1\2 mile in. Continuing on the singletrack you will come to a junction. Stay right to go to Chicken Point or go left to Submarine Rock.

Submarine Rock
Staying left it is a short descent down crossing the jeep trail and into a wash at the base of the Submarine where the trail stays to the left of the rock at base. As the trail curves around to the backside there are some options to climb up onto the slick rock of Submarine. Once on top there are great views and good fun playing around on some great short but steep roll ins. To continue on you can return the way you came or follow the jeep road out and stay left to after it comes out of the wash to go to Chicken Point.

Chicken Point
Staying right the trail continues traversing through technical ups and downs and with some good slick rock sections to play in. The trail through the slick rock areas are marked by carins (Wire baskets filled with rocks). Some of the climbs through this portion are quite challenging and I am sure many people walk their bikes through here. Soon Chicken Point comes into view and a short chunky descent brings your onto the slick rock of Chicken Point. There is a good chance there will be up to five Pink Jeeps here telling there load of tourists why the rocks are red (iron oxide...rust). The name Chicken Point came from the Jeeps as this is the point where they "chicken out". From here you can return the way you came or descend the Little Horse trail for a loop option (Recomennded). Little Horse is to the left of Chicken Point marked by Carins.

Loop Option 8 mi
Descend Little Horse all the way to the trail head off of Hwy 179. Just before you get to the parking lot on the right there is a trail that heads into the neighborhood visible to your right follow this into the housing. The trail puts you onto Indian Cliffs Road at the y go right to Badger Dr. making a left onto Badger and then soon a right onto Antelope Dr.. Follow Antelope to Chapel Rd. and cross Chapel to the trail head for Mystic. Take Mystic all the way through coming to a cul-de-sac Pine Knolls Dr. and follow the bike signs back to 179. Stay right on the Hwy (You used to be able to ride a trail along side the road but due to construction the best option is to ride the road for now) for a 1\4 mile to Morgan road the way you drove in and back to your car.

 
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Brown- Broken Arrow
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Red- Bell Rock Pathway
Thick Yellow- Road riding
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Neighbor hood riding directions

Getting There

From the "Y" in Sedona drive south on Hwy 179 for 1.3 miles to Morgan Rd. taking a left and following Morgan until it becomes dirt at which the first left is the parking lot.

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When to Bike

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