Sedona 2006 - Getting to the Trailheads and Dinners

Friday May 19th: Schnebly Hill at 9:00 am

From west Sedona (Days Inn and Super 8 Motel), drive east on SR 89A and turn right (south) onto SR 179 for 0.35 miles, then turn left (north) onto Schnebly Hill Rd. Drive 0.85 miles to the parking area on the left. There is a fee for parking. The parking lot is at the end of the paved part of the road.

From the Quality Inn or Comfort Inn on SR 179, ride north about 0.35 miles and then go straight onto Schnebly Hill Rd (179 turns left at this point). The trailhead is a further 0.85 miles along Schnebly Hill Rd.

From the Lo Lo Mai Springs Outdoor Resort, drive north 2.4 miles on Page Springs Rd, turn north-east on Hwy 89A for 8.3 miles to bring you to the Days Inn. From there, follow the directions for the Days Inn.

Saturday May 20th: Broken Arrow Traihead for the Submarine Rock/Llama Trail/Cathedral Rock Trail ride (meeting time to be determined on Friday - depends on the weather)

From west Sedona, drive east on SR 89A and turn right (south) onto SR 179, drive 1.35 miles and turn left onto Morgan Rd and drive a half mile to the end. Follow the dirt road to the right a few hundred yards to the parking area on the left.

From the Quality Inn or Comfort Inn on SR 179, ride south 0.65 miles, turn left onto Morgan Rd, ride 1/2 mile to the end, then go right onto the dirt road. The parking area is a few hundred yards further, on the left.

From the Lo Lo Mai Springs Outdoor Resort, drive north 2.4 miles on Page Springs Rd, turn north-east on Hwy 89A for 8.3 miles to bring you to the Days Inn. From there, follow the directions for the Days Inn.

Sunday May 21st: Thunder Mountain Trailhead in the Dry Creek Area. Tentative meet time is 8:00 am

A local rider and trailbuilder, Gail, will be leading this ride. He led us on the Coffee Pot Rock Trail and Secret Trails area on a previous trip.

From the Days Inn, ride or drive west on Hwy 89A about 2 blocks, then turn right onto Dry Creek Rd. After about a half mile, turn right onto Thunder Mountain Rd. The trailhead is about a mile further on the left side, at the paved red cinder roadway.

From the Quality Inn or Comfort Inn, drive north 0.7 miles on Hwy 179 and turn left on Hwy 89A. Drive 3.1 miles to Dry Creek Rd and turn right. After about a half mile, turn right onto Thunder Mountain Rd. The trailhead is about a mile further on the left side, at the paved red cinder roadway.

From the Lo Lo Mai Springs Outdoor Resort, drive north 2.4 miles on Page Springs Rd, turn north-east on Hwy 89A for 8 miles, then turn left onto Dry Creek Rd. After about a half mile, turn right onto Thunder Mountain Rd. The trailhead is about a mile further on the left side, at the paved red cinder roadway.

For a few very strong and very good technical riders, there might be a post-ride on a trail Gail built called "Damned if I Know." Gail says that this trail is not for the faint of heart, and he guarantees that if we take 40 riders on that trail, there will be an injury.

Dinners

Friday May 19th, 7:30 pm: Casa Rincon & Tapas Cantina (Southwestern and Mexican) 928.282.4849
2620 W Hwy 89A, about 0.4 miles east of the Days Inn.

Saturday May 20th, 7:30 pm: Hideaway Restaurant (Italian) 928-282-4204
251 Hwy 179

Sunday May 21st, 7:30 pm: Oak Creek Brewery and Grill (Grilled meat, fish, fowl) 928-282-3300
At the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, 336 Highway 179 # D201, 0.2 miles south of 89A, on the west side of the street