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Old 04-18-2012, 10:17 PM   #1
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Sedona (Arizona) - In Search Of

Looking for some suggestions here. Going to be in Sedona in early May and am looking for a few good day rides to take while i am there. Any suggestions for a good ride. I'll be two up on my R1200RT. Appreciate any recommendations or suggestions. Thanks.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:09 AM   #2
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As far as street is concerned, you can take Oak Creek Canyon north out of Sedona up to Flagstaff and back. Another great ride would be to go west from Sedona across to Cottonwood, up to Jerome and over the top of Mingus down into Prescott. Lotsa good stops all along the way.
If you're up for any dirt, you can take the old rail line out the north end of Jerome to Perkinsville road and follow that all the way north to Williams. It's a pretty easy dirt road.

Prescott is known as a main street town and has a nice downtown area centered around the old courthouse with lots of shops and pretty good restaurants.
Jerome is also a pretty good tourist stop. It used to be a mining town on the edge of a steep mountain. Then it turned into a ghost town which got taken over by the hippies and is now full of artsy folk. Good stop with a fairly decent museum.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:20 AM   #3
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MMM, forgot, if you take Oak Creek Canyon up to Flagstaff, you can continue on to the Grand Canyon 'cept the ride between Flag and the canyon is pretty uneventful. If you do that, make sure and stop at the IMAX theater in Tusayan (just a couple miles south of the south rim). They've got a really cool Canyon presentation that shows twice an hour I think. When at the IMAX, buy your Grand Canyon park tickets here also... that way when you get to the park entrance (just a mile up the road) you can stay all the way to the right and sail past the long lines of cars who did not buy their tickets ahead of time.
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:09 PM   #4
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Stretch the Prescott ride all the way to Congress. Then back to Kirkland Junction, go to Skull Valley or all the way to Baghdad, then back through Prescott and over Mingus Mtn.

South from Sedona to VOC, cross the freeway and follow forest road 618 (easy dirt) to Camp Verde. East up onto the rim, then north to Happy Jack, Flagstaff, back down Oak Creek Canyon. This one is not as curvy, but scenic, over 7000' if it's hot down lower (yes).

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Old 04-20-2012, 05:10 AM   #5
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Make sure you stop at the Tuzigoot ruins below Jerome
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:56 AM   #6
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Guys thank you for all the suggestions. We are definitely hitting up Jerome and Cottonwood. We will be coming up to Sedona from Anaheim so we will be passing through Congress and Prescott. Durt thanks for the heads up on the advance ticket purchase. We will be sure to do that. On one of the days we are heading out to Winslow to visit Jackson Browne and the girl in the flat bed ford will hit Camp Verde on the way back.

Thanks again guys.
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Old 04-20-2012, 05:25 PM   #7
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If you go to Jerome stop at the Gold King Mine. It is an incredible museum/collection. (On the road to Perkinsville)

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If you stop in Cottonwood, stop by the Mannheim Gallery and check out some of Mrs. Moment's artwork that is hanging in there.
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:40 PM   #9
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THe Haunted Burger

If you're heading through Jerome and have a growling for a burger, it's tough to beat The Haunted Burger right as you're pulling into town from the Prescott side.
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Montezumas's Castle

When you head for Camp Verde make the side trip to Montezuma's Castle. It and Tuzigoot are must see spots.

I did a 4 day loop last fall from Palm Springs to Wickenburg, over to Prescott then Montezuma's Castle, Tuzigoot, Sedona, Flagstaff, South Rim of the Grand Canyon, Route 66 to Kingman, Mojave National Preserve, Joshua Tree National Park and back to Palm Springs. Sedona and Joshua Tree are as good as the Grand Canyon, and in some ways better because of less people. My only regret...should have taken 6 or 7 seven days instead of 4.

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Old 04-22-2012, 09:54 PM   #12
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We will be in Sedona out of NorCal the entire week of may 1. Two up on the 990 and I have 5 days worth of routes planned. PM me if you want the gpx file. It's 50/50 on road off road looped style.

We are looking forward to exploring this area.


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definitely gonna hit the Haunted Burger. Several folks have recommended it.
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:48 PM   #14
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Quince is another great restaurant in Jerome. Try their margarita... They are delicious and they put blood orange in them! Also, you can ride off road from Jerome (the mine road behind the fire station) all the way to Williams, which is the gateway the the Grand Canyon on I-17. Great ride with tremendous views and great opportunity to see Elk, Wolves, etc,


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If you're up for any dirt, you can take the old rail line out the north end of Jerome to Perkinsville road and follow that all the way north to Williams. It's a pretty easy dirt road.
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... you can ride off road from Jerome (the mine road behind the fire station) all the way to Williams
One and the same road.
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