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Llama Loop from the Bike & Bean

 
Llama Loop from the Bike & Bean

Page Type: Trail

Location: Arizona, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 34.80366°N / 111.75997°W

Trail Type: Cross Country, Mountain

County: Yavapai

Technical Difficulty: Medium

Aerobic Difficulty: Medium

Layout: Lollipop

Elevation Gain: 600 ft / 183 m

Length: 8.0 Mi / 12.9 Km

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Page By: Freak-a-zoid

Created/Edited: Nov 18, 2007 / Dec 18, 2007

Object ID: 264509

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Overview

 
Two Boulders on Llama
 
A great 2-4 hr lollipop loop starting on Bell Rock Pathway to Llama to little horse up to Chicken Point at Broken Arrow and or back down Little Horse to Bell Rock Pathway and back to the Bike & Bean

Trail Description

 
Cleaned it
 
From the Bike & Bean first charge up with some espresso then head across 179 to the Bell Rock Pathway trail head, from there follow the trail towards Bell Rock. The trail at this point is a old jeep road that climbs slowly around the left side of Bell Rock. Once you reach the top of the climb you may encounter the many people filing up and down the side of Bell Rock. Continue to the right heading north east towards Courthouse Butte with almost no elevation gain or loss. You will come to a large junction of trails head left and you will see two options stay straight heading towards a small summit ahead known as Northern or Little Bell. The trail will split again stay right coming out onto a large slick rock play ground, pick your route down to the lower level to continue on small single track to right "llama trail" no sign. Rip downhill for a short section into a dry wash where the trail splits stay right paralleling the wash. From the wash it is a fun technical climb in and out of the wash. After you come out of a steep tight little climb you will come to a little slick rock area where it seems the trail is lost. Look to the left heading up and you should see the trail continues to climb finishing at another slick rock playground with two prominent boulders. This is a great place to take a quick break after the climb. After the break start following the flowing ups and downs with the occasional techy wash. Two miles or so the trail splits, left is a bail out back to Bell Rock pathway. Right to continue. Another 1.5 miles or so to the intersection with the Little Horse trail. Right if you would like to climb towards Broken Arrow, Chicken Point or left to bomb down really good tech section, one portion of this decent sends many OTB:p Little Horse brings you back to Bell Rock Pathway, take a left for a leisurely 4 miles back to the Bike & Bean about half way back you will see the Templeton Trail(can be added into loop) on the right.
 
Llama Map
 

Getting There

 
Super Freak
 
From the "Y" in Sedona take Highway 179 heading to The Village of Oak Creek towards I17 for 7 miles to the Bell Rock Pathway trail head or the Bike & Bean.

When to Bike

Spring
Summer - early morning or evening
Fall
Winter - not early otherwise bundle up

Connecting Trails

• Big Park Loop
• Courthouse Butte Loop (portions are wilderness no no no)
• Templeton
• Little Horse
• HT
• Llama Bail out
• Equestrian Bypass for Bell Rock Pathway
• Chapel (Rocky & no fun or flow)
• And a couple........

Images

Bell, Little Bell & Courthouse ButteJust after the Boulders on LlamaSuper FreakCleaned itTwo Boulders on LlamaLlama Map