Exploring the Red Rocks by Bike (Part II)
The biking trails and paths that surround Sedona have been made by long ago native residents, wildlife and more recently outdoor enthusiasts. The trails consist of miles of scenic terrain including juniper and pinon pine forests, cool oak tree canyons with running water, “slick rock” (sandstone that can be slippery, wet or dry), and rough, rocky, hot, barren desert with scrub brush and cactus. They range form well groomed to very rough.
When riding, there are a few things to remember:
1. Honor wilderness boundaries
2. Bring your own water
3. Use sunscreen
4. Look at the weather forecast
5. Yield to horses
6. Stay on all marked trails
7. Ride with a buddy
8. Bring a map and compass
9. Bring an extra tube and tools
10. Be aware of your surroundings ~ “leave no trace”
At El Portal Sedona Hotel, we can help you plan your day, arrange for bike rentals, choose your trails, and even pack a lunch for you. From beginner to advanced, there numerous trails around Sedona; an easy loop to an extreme mountain excursion, the views are spectacular, the trails well maintained.
El Portal is a luxury inn, a pet friendly Sedona hotel, a lodging experience unlike any other. Call us, make your reservations, and bike the Red Rocks to your heart’s content!
1-800-313-0017 or online!