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Mingus Mountain Verde Side
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Mingus Mountain Verde Side

Mingus Mountain Verde Side

Page Type: Area/Bike Park

Location: Arizona, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 34.69583°N / 112.12123°W

Trail Type: Cross Country, Downhill, Mountain, Paved

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall


Page By: Freak-a-zoid

Created/Edited: Nov 23, 2007 / Nov 25, 2007

Object ID: 264679

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Mingus Mountain, you probably have never heard of it, only in Cosmic Ray's Sedona Guide book. From the top of Mingus you look out over the Verde Valley where Sedona, Cottonwood, Clarkdale, Cornville, Camp Verde, Rim Rock, McGuirerville and Jerome lay close to 4000ft below. Most of the single track trails on Mingus are extremely technical which for myself :) and my friends we love it. Once on top of the Mountain there are many options to descend single track, dirt roads and smooth winding pavement for Road Bikers. It is a easy Shuttle to the top, which is a beautiful drive up into the mountain.

Getting There

Mingus Mountain is about 30 miles southwest of Sedona. From the Verde Valley side wherever you are Sedona, Cottonwood, etc. take Highway 89a south towards Prescott. You will climb up the Mountain starting from Clarkdale 4 miles later you will pass through Jerome, Check it out Jerome is a great place to explore. 11 miles up the mountain you will come to a Turn off for the Mingus Recreation Area take the left at this high point on the road 7023 ft(marked). Continue following the signs up this well maintained dirt road FR104 to the Mingus Recreation Area about 4 miles from this point most of the rides start from within 1 mile

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Red Tape

Some trails in the area are closed to bikes.

The campground is open from May 1 through October 31 depending on weather.

When visiting Mingus come prepared. At least 2ply tires, downhill tubes with spares, extra derailleur, body armor, in cooler weather a full face helmet and bring your cojones.

Almost all rides are shuttle rides.


• 105 & 105a Trails
• 106 View Point Trail
• 108 Coleman Trail
• 110 Gaddes Canyon
• 114 Black Canyon Trail

Bike Shops

Zoomers Bike & Gear
280 S Main Street Suite E, Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Phone: 928.202.4941 Fax: mgr@zoomersbike.com
10AM-7PM 7 Days a week.

Bike & Bean
Bikes & Coffee !!!!!!!!!
6020 Hwy 179
Sedona, AZ 86351

360 Adventures specializes in mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, backpacking, & canyoneering excursions and team building programs.
480-722-0360 - 1-888-722-0360

Mountain Bike Heaven
1695 West Hwy 89A
Sedona, Arizona 86336
(928) 282-1312

Absolute Bikes
6101 Highway 179
Suite C
Village of Oak Creek: Sedona, AZ 86351
Phone: 928.284.1242
Fax: 928.284.1461
Toll Free: 1-877-284-1242

Camping & Accomodations

The Mingus Recreation Area does have camping at the sitehttp://www.fs.fed.us/r3/prescott/recreation/family_cg/mingusmtn.shtml

Dead Horse Ranch State Park http://www.pr.state.az.us/Parks/parkhtml/deadhorse.html

People can refer to the Sedona Area for Hotels & Resorts or Try Jerome.
Jerome with Mingus in the Background

Mile High Inn
309 Main Street, P.O. Box 901, Jerome, AZ 86331 1-928-634-5094

Ghost City Inn
541 Main Street, PO Box T, Jerome, AZ 86331 1-888-634-4678

Connor Hotel
164 Main Street, P.O. Box 1177, Jerome, AZ 86331 1-800-523-3554

Jerome Grand Hotel
Hill Street, P.O. Box 757, Jerome, AZ 86331 1-888-817-6788

Cottage Inn
747 East Avenue -- P.O. Box 502 -- Jerome, AZ 86331 928-634-0701

Flying Eagle B&B
2700 Windmill Lane, Clarkdale, AZ 86324 1-928-634-0663

Great Conclusions to epic rides.


The Asylum Restaurant
P.O. Box 1313 200 Hill Street (Inside the Grand Hotel) Jerome, AZ 86331

The Spirit Room (Drinks only)
166 Main St
Jerome, AZ 86331
(928) 634-8809

Paul & Jerrys Saloon (Drinks only)
206 Main St
Jerome, AZ 86331
(928) 634-2603

The Haunted Hamburger
410 N Clark St, Jerome, AZ 86331
(928) 634-0554


Nic's Italian Steak & Crab House
925 N Main St
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
(928) 634-9626

The Tavern
914 N Main St
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
(928) 634-6669

Casa Bonita
991 S Main St
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
(928) 634-7028


Su Casa
1000 Main St
Clarkdale, AZ 86324
928) 634-2771


Mingus Trail 106Jerome105 & 105a