Welcome to Sedona, Arizona, where adventure awaits at every turn! In this comprehensive guide, we'll help you plan an epic trip to our picturesque desert town with our insider’s tips for an unforgettable mountain biking experience.
Whether it's your first visit or a return to the Verde Valley, prepare to be amazed by Sedona's evolving landscape and bask in the diverse offerings that make every visit refreshing and exciting.
Plan Your Sedona Bike Ride
Sedona boasts legendary mountain biking trails, with over 250 miles of bike-friendly routes and endless route options featuring well-managed trail intersections. Trail additions and reroutes occur seasonally, so staying up-to-date is crucial. We're committed to keeping you informed with our regularly updated Sedona Trail Conditions.
Our top trailheads are conveniently located, and we've put together easy-to-follow guides for riders of all levels, whether you're a beginner or an experienced pro. Check out our trail guides and get ready to experience the adventure Sedona has to offer.
Get Ready for the Ride Ahead
Our top priority is to ensure you have a seamless, epic mountain biking experience in Sedona, whether you’re renting one of our bikes, need some help with your own bike, or just looking for the local scoop on our trails.
Mountain bike rentals are quick and easy at Thunder Mountain Bikes. Not only can a bike rental save you the hassle of traveling with your own bike, it can also save you money compared to airline fees, shipping fees, and potential mountain bike repairs on your own bike. We’re dedicated to keeping a rental fleet stocked with a wide range of bikes, from basic hardtail, youth & women-specific models, and all the way up to top-shelf carbon full suspension mountain bikes from the likes of Ibis, Evil, Revel, Santa Cruz, and more.
A bike rental from us is also a great opportunity to demo your Dream bike before you spend a lot to purchase one. We're constantly updating our fleet with the latest and greatest mountain bikes around. Once they've cycled through our rental fleet with very limited total rides, they become available for sale at a big price drop from MSRP. If you decide you want to keep your rental bike, you probably can (some bikes may have a waiting list), and we'll credit 100% of your rental fees toward the purchase.
If you visit with your own set of wheels and need bike repairs or have your eye on the latest bike upgrades, our experienced bike techs are here to get your bike dialed in. With the largest inventory of in-stock bike parts and accessories in northern Arizona, we can handle most repairs and upgrades without delay. We also make it convenient to ship your bike to us ahead of your Sedona adventure with full-service bike shipping.
eBike Rentals In Sedona
If you prefer to stick to designated dirt roads, our new lineup of eBikes may be more your speed. With the eBike pedal assist, it’s a breeze to explore many sights around town and get a feel for Sedona's trails. Unfortunately, electronic mountain bikes are not allowed on any singletrack Forest Service trails in Sedona. If this changes, we will be happy to offer additional eBike rental services and advice in the future.
Take a Tour & Level Up
Navigating Sedona's extensive biking network can be daunting for first-timers, given the maze of intersections and singletrack routes. Trail conditions can vary drastically, from silky smooth flat rock to challenging boulders and drops. Don't let these challenges deter you from the ride of a lifetime! Whether you're in town for a short visit and want an insider's tour or seeking to elevate your skills, our partners at Hermosa Tours and the Sedona Mountain Bike Academy have you covered.
Bike-Friendly Places To Stay in Sedona
Sedona offers a range of accommodations to cater to every traveler's style, from wild and rugged to swanky and luxurious. Many local hotels, rentals, and resorts specifically accommodate adventurous mountain bikers, providing convenient bike storage and short rides to Sedona's finest dining and entertainment options. For those seeking a more off-grid experience, some of the most popular primitive campsites in the Southwest are just a short drive from town.
Explore More of Sedona
Sedona isn't just about mountain biking; it's a paradise for outdoor and travel enthusiasts of all kinds. When you've exhausted your rides for the day, don't miss the opportunity to experience more of Sedona's beauty and fun. Explore the stunning hiking trails in wilderness areas where bikes aren't allowed, such as Bear Mountain and Boynton Canyon. Oak Creek offers year-round running water and scenic spots to escape the summer heat. A family walk from Crescent Moon Ranch to Buddha Beach is a picturesque stroll along the river. Additionally, don't miss the unique shops and galleries at Tlaquepaque Village or our world-class local wineries.
Our Favorite Places to Chill & Refill
Sedona's dining scene offers something delicious for everyone. Whether you crave burgers, pizza, Latin cuisine, or high-end American fare, you'll find some of the best here. For gourmet burgers, check out Dellapiane and Sedona Beer Company. Pizza lovers can indulge in authentic Italian pizza at Pisa Lisa, big American pies at Famous Pizza, or healthy organic-focused pizza at Picazzo's. Elote Cafe offers unique and gourmet Latin cuisine, but heads up, reservations are required for this experience. Easy-going Mexican favorites include Javalina Cantina for sit-down dining and Tortas Del Fuego for hits-the-spot street tacos and burritos. If you're looking for high-end Americana, explore The Hudson, Salt Rock, or The Vault.
Experience the Beauty of Sedona
Sedona, Arizona stands as an exceptional destination for adventure seekers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Its breathtaking beauty, diverse trail network, top-notch amenities, and abundant activities make it the perfect place for an unforgettable trip. Whether you're a dedicated mountain biker or simply looking to bask in the magic of the red rock landscape, Sedona welcomes you with open arms. We hope this guide helps you plan your visit and please feel free to reach out to us for any other local’s advice you need. Get ready for an extraordinary adventure in Sedona!