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The Sedona Montezuma Loop is an amazing ride in central Arizona.  Starting in Sedona, this loop follows Oak Creek upstream through a narrow canyon.  Along the way there are several places to stop and play in the water or just take in the sights.  Eventually this road climbs up and out of the canyon on a series of switchbacks  to the plateau above.


On the outskirts of Flagstaff, the route turns and follows the contours of the land past Lake M, the Lowell Observatory around Mormon Lake and into the Coconino National Forest.  This stretch of the ride is relaxing and scenic as there are wooded areas interspersed with open fields.


Eventually the terrain becomes hillier and the route becomes curvier before exiting the forest for the open desert on the Zane Grey Highway.  The road slowly descends and eventually reaches the town of Camp Verde, home of the Montezuma Castle National Monument.


Upon leaving Cape Verde, there is a short stretch on Interstate 17 before jumping off and taking back roads through the desert back to Sedona.


Location:  Central Arizona

Approximate Mileage:  160 miles

Estimated Riding Time:  4 Hours 

Surface:  Paved



  • Sedona - Midgely Bridge Picnic Area, Grasshopper Point, Oak Creek Visitor Center, Slide Rock State Park Call of the Canyon Picnic Area, Red Rock Visitor Center, Courthouse Viewpoint, Courthouse Loop Trailhead
  • Flagstaff - Oak Creek Vista, Lowell Observatory
  • Mormon - Lowell Discovery Telescope
  • Camp Verde - Fort Verde State Historic Park, Montezuma Castle National Monument


Motorcycle Rides, Arizona, Sedona, Flagstaff, Camp Verde, Big Park

Sedona Montezuma Loop

  • If you are riding with a group, we ask that every person using our route for navigation purchase their own copy.


    In order to encourage this, we are happy to offer a discount for group purchases. Please contact us after purchasing 1 item at full price, and we will set up a coupon code that will give everyone in your group 50% off of the same item.

  • Our digital routes are designed to operate in most GPS devices.  In addition to GPSs, our routes should work with several smartphone apps.  They will NOT work on Google Maps or Apple Maps.

    If you plan on using a smartphone app, we recommend the REVER app.  REVER will work with both Android and iOS and in addition to navigation it has many other great features.

    For best results in REVER, download the route to your computer first, then import into your smartphone.  Turn by turn may not work, so we recommend that you utilize the "Follow the Line" option.

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