Riding Motorcycles in Sedona
Many motorcycle or bicycle riders come to Sedona and stay in one of the Hotels in Sedona that lie on 89A. The Southwest Inn at Sedona is a Boutique Hotel in Sedona that is located at the Western Gateway to Sedona, and thus one of the first hotels in Sedona that riders would come to after a long day in the saddle.
Sedona has many attractions that make it special: Hiking, biking, golfing, the Red Rocks, shopping, art galleries, and Cooling Off during summer. This article is about something less well know, but equally as awesome, cruising on your motorcycle, or riding your bike into Sedona, while enjoying the scenery of the Southwest. To start with, the weather around here is perfect almost year round. The views that are great from your car, are spectacular on a motorcycle or a bike.
As you approach Sedona, you will be riding on some of the most scenic roads in the Southwest. If you are coming in from the South, you could ride down the switchbacks from Jerome, and then take the Page Springs loop through the Northern Arizona Wineries; only to end up at the Western Gateway to Sedona-just above the Southwest Inn at Sedona.
After spending a relaxing night at the Southwest Inn at Sedona, you can continue down 89A through Oak Creek Canyon. This stretch of highway, which winds its way up the canyon towards Flagstaff is considered to be one of the most scenic drives in the Western United States. Several of the attractions that are found in the canyon are: the Indian Gardens, which is a great little store to stop at to grab a bite to eat. They have superb sandwhiches, and a very healthy selection of beer. Just a few miles north of Indian Gardens is Slide Rock State Park, which is a great place to stop, take in the sights and go for a dip, where you will be consumed with the laughter that is bouncing off the canyon walls. One of the best places to stop and get some great pictures for memories, is the Navajo overlook. This is just at the top of the switch backs, or around 8 miles north of slide rock. This outlook is 1,500 feet higher in elevation then Sedona, and as such lends its self to spectacular views of Oak Creek Canyon. From this point you have around ten miles of relatively flat road that takes you the rest of the way into Flagstaff.
Please let us know how the Southwest Inn at Sedona can assist with your Southwest riding plans. Give us a call at 800-483-7422 !!