Sedona Bicycle Restrictions - Schnebly, Transept, Schuerman

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Sedona Bicycle Restrictions - Schnebly, Transept, Schuerman

Post by joebartels » May 17 2017 12:15 am

Forest Order 04-17-07 R prohibits off-trail or off-road bicycle use (or possession) in the Schnebly Hill, Transept, and Scheurman Mountain areas described in the order:
Schnebly Hill Area: SR89A to the west, Casner Canyon to the north, Schnebly Hill Road to the east and south.

Transept Area: Junction of Verde Valley School Road and Forest boundary in Section 11, then north to junction with Templeton Trail, then east to switchbacks next to private property, then further east to SR179, then south along SR179 to Forest boundary, then west to Verde Valley School Road.

Scheurman Mountain/Airport Area: Junction of Lower Red Rock Loop Road and Forest boundary in Section 28 west and north along Lower Red Rock Loop Road to SR89A, then east to Sedona High School and then east along boundary with private/Forest boundary north of Carroll Canyon, continuing east along private boundary north of the Sedona Airport to Brewer Road, then southwest generally following Oak Creek along Forest/private boundary to junction of Ridge Trail with Chavez Ranch Road, follow Chavez Ranch Road west to Upper Red Rock Loop Road, and then west to connect with Lower Red Rock Loop Road.

Possessing or using a bike is permitted only in the following slickrock locations that are within the restricted areas, adjacent to a designated trail (marked on the Forest Order map with a blue-green asterisk/star symbol):
►Cow Pies,
►Upper and lower Hangover saddles,
►Slickrock between Hiline Saddle and “the Hiline chute,”
►Bench above Yavapai Vista, and Bench at junction of Templeton and Cathedral Rock trails.

This order is needed to prevent impacts to the highly erosive soils, Oak Creek water quality, archaeological sites, and the Casner Canyon RNA resulting from bicycle use off of National Forest system roads and trails. Please help us protect these fragile and beautiful areas. Do your part, stay on trails and roads, and encourage others to do the same.

Learn more about how you can help protect our fragile desert landscapes with the Leave No Trace principle "Travel on durable surfaces" [].

For official details and a map of the restricted areas, please refer to Forest Order 04-17-07 R [PDF, 825 kB] posted in Forest Orders. This order is in effect until May 1, 2019. ... PRD3836543
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