Day 5 : Sedona Ride (Lost watch, Boynton, Cockscombe etc)

 
 
 
 
 


  

Great sedona views

I woke up after a great nights sleep , staying in a mates house is so much better than staying in a Hotel. Tomas baked some very tasty Muesli for breakfast, then me, Tomas and Tippy the dog drove down to Sedona from Flagstaff .

We parked up in the chimney rock car park off Sanborn drive. We then rode north off road from the car park on singletrack.

Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton

Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton

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Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton

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We rode along the singletrack which roughly parallels Dry Creek Road, when the trail ended Tomas put Tippy on a leash so we could ride along the road
Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton
Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton
We turned off the road and headed down some more singletrack. Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton

Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton

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Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton

 

The singletrack crossed The dirt road FS 152 which goes to Vultee arch, and onto the Lost Watch trail.

Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack Lost watch video

Lost Watch singletrack - Video (8.5MB)

The lost watch singletrack was narrow and sinuous , with quite a few ups and downs. With the scrub growing close up to the side of trail.

Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton

Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton

Lost Watch Singletrack - Video (13MB)

Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton

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Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton

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Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton

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Tomas's dog Tippy was pretty amazing out the trail keeping up with us , apart from when we went down a hill fast. The trail has lots of good bits I liked the sections were you rode up the narrow stream beds on slick rock.

Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton

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Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton The trail arrived at a dry slick rock water fall, and Tippy got to play in a stagnant puddle.

Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton

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From the slickrock water fall we continued riding along the trail

Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton

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Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton
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Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton The trail climbed up a ways, before we dropped back down and came to a wide open dry creek bed. We rode up the creek bed to some pools and tippy got to have some fun in them.

Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton

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Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton

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We then rode up Dry creek further on what looked like a promising track, but it faded out so we headed east over to FS 152 Dry Creek Road, and road back south.

Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton

Dry Creek - Video (5MB)

We cut back west onto another one of the singletrack trails in the Lost Watch area from the road and then headed back up north to the Lost Canyon Trail head.

Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton

Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton
Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton We rode up the long canyon trail until we came to the turning for Dead mans pass, and then scooted down this trail , only stopping to let Tippy catch us up. Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton

Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton

Deadmans pass trail - Video (15MB)

Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton

Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton

Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton

Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton

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Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton
Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton

We stopped near the Boynton canyon trail head so Tippy could have a rest and some water. Then we rode up the Boynton pass road to the turning for the Cockscomb trail. Tippy almost went on strike as we headed p this long gradual climb, she was getting quite tierd at this point in the ride.

Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton
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Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton

The cockscomb trail headed down old double track and was quite fast in places, when we came to the first junction as Tippy wastired Tomas suggested that we split up and he would take a more direct route back to the truck with Tippy.

Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton
Tomas traced out a rough map on the ground - for where we would meet. I then headed off on the cockscombe loop, which was old double track reverting to singletrack. The route I took had some quite wide open road like sections, which then narrowed right down to fun singletrack in places.

Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton

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Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton

Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton

I headed off down Powerline then down Cockscomb trail, Rupp Trail but managed to miss meeting tomas. While going round in circles looking for Tomas I saw a piece of a sidi replaceable shoe on the ground, I thought great a spare for me, But then I looked at my shoes and found that I had lost 2 parts of my shoes and this was one of them. Damn Sedona Vortex's at work again undoing the screws on my shoes, the last time it was my crank bolts.

After tighten the screws on my remaining bits of soles I headed up the 2 fence trail and back to the truck. Tomas wasn't there so I headed back to where I thought i was meeting him, and found a note saying go up the Girdner Trail, I did this and finally met up with Tomas and Tippy by the side of the road.

Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton
Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton

After riding south down dry creek road, we got back on the trail we had ridden up at the start of the , but took a left turn on the way down on the chimney rock trail, which we rode back down to the pickup truck on.

Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton

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Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton
Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton
Sedona Mountain bike Singletrack around Lost Watch, Deadmans pass and Boynton

Once we has packed up we headed back towards Flagstaff, stopping off at a garage for some cold drinks. On the way back up along Oak Creek we stopped and went down to the river where Tippy had a swim to get the stinky rock pool water off her. We also filled our water bottles from a spring by the side of the road near mile marker 387 on the left hand side of the road as you head towards flagstaff. The water tasted great.

Oak Creek Wet Tippy Dog Near the spring
Sedona Mountain biking trail map

I'd had another great day of riding with good company, Tippy was an excellent trail hound I was amazed at how well she kept up with us on the trail being a fairly small dog.

In the evening we rode Tomas's town bikes into Flagstaff and had some burgers at Diablo Burgers where the meat is all free range local organic - the burger's were good.

Then we headed back to Tomas's house where we started to repair my shoe using an old Motorbike tyre.

Sedona Ride Profile

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