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Robbers Roost

Basics
Location:
Sedona
Length:
20 miles
Aerobic Difficulty:
Beginnner to Intermediate
Time To Allow:
3 - 4 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
3900 feet
Season:
All Year

Description

Robbers Roost trail takes riders high into the Secret Mountains outside Sedona to a large cave hollowed out of a sandstone butte. According to local legend, thieves and others running from the law once used this cave as a hideout.

Along the jeep road up to the Robbers Roost cave, riders will be traveling through red sand covered hills dotted with cacti and yucca. Views are impressive from this jeep road, extending into the Secret Mountain Wilderness Area and the Verde Valley. Though the Robbers Roost road is non-technical, there is a good amount of climbing involved. Potholes, ruts and waterbars become more prevalent as the roadway winds from the trailhead, so riders should be prepared for a small amount of technicality along the way.

Details

Location:
Sedona
Length:
20 miles
Difficulty:
Not tough climbing but having good aerobic fitness is a big plus
Aerobic Difficulty:
Beginnner to Intermediate
Time To Allow:
3 - 4 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
3900
Season:
All Year
Additional Details:

Robbers Roost Trail is a multi-use roadway and riders should be aware of right of way protocol when approaching jeeps and other bikers. When riding in the Sedona area it is a good idea to bring a well-stocked repair kit and plenty of water.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

From Sedona take ALT 89 southwest about 7 miles to FS 525. Turn right on FS 525 and park. Ride up FS 525 to the T in the roadway and take a left on FS525C. Stay on this roadway bearing right at all intersections. There are two right hand spurs that access the different sides of the Robbers Roost Formation once at the top of the roadway. The first accesses its frontside, the second accesses the cave on the backside.


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