camps and races in sedona & the santa monica mountains
Nationally recognized for it's Red Sandstone formations ~ Sedona, Arizona has been a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and spiritual seekers for decades. We are so excited to bring our newest trail running camp to the Verde Valley. We'll share some of our favorite trails within the Coconino National Forest along the Mogollon Rim. So pack your bags and prepare for an eye popping weekend of trail running at it's finest. We've done all the work, all you have to do is run!!!
Ready to register? Fill out our Contact Us form and we'll send you the Registration paperwork. Once we receive your paperwork and $595 US payment, we'll send out your Welcome Letter and Runner's Guide with detailed information about the camp.
Please make checks payable to: Trail Running Escapes
Mail registration forms and payments to: Trail Running Escapes
PO Box 4287
Sedona, AZ 86340
Day 3 begins with one of the most popular trails in Sedona ~ Chuckwagon. We'll take Chuckwagon to Long Canyon and onto Deadman Pass. Don't let the name scare you, no trail runner left behind! We'll wind our way through miles of red rock along slick rock ledges and ocotillos galore. Congratulations ~ you've just run one of the most scenic trail on the west side ~ Mescal. Celebrate your day with a massage or sip some local wine at a winery in Page Springs...minutes from Sedona.
Hotel recommendations: Los Abrigados Resort & Spa (our host hotel) www.losabrigados.com
Best Western Arroyo Roble & Creekside Villas www.bestwesternsedona.com
The Marriott Courtyard Sedona www.marriott.com
The Los Arbrigados Resort & Spa is located in the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village in the heart of Sedona. Here is a glimpse into the village: https://www.tlaq.com If you would like to book a room at the Resort, let us know and we'll forward you our discounted rate information. If you choose not to stay here, Sedona has many choices for accommodations. Above are just a few locations we have stayed at personally, but there are lots of smaller boutique hotels and AirBnB options. Let us know if we can help further.
The closest airport to Sedona is located in Flagstaff - Flagstaff Pullium Airport. It is a 40 minute drive from this airport to Sedona. It is serviced by US Airways/America West Airlines. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is the largest airport near Sedona. It is a 2 hour drive from Sky Harbor to Sedona. You can rent a car or schedule a shuttle from the airport - Groome Shuttle provides service to/from Sedona and Flagstaff.
Everyday will begin at 8:30 AM from our Host hotel, Los Abrigados Resort. From here, we will shuttle to our start location. Each day we will average 9 miles. Sedona sits at 4,500' and is situated along the South-Central border of the Colorado Plateau. So the temperatures in the Spring are ideal; highs near 68 degrees F and lows near 46. The trails in Sedona are technical, so please bring suitable footwear. Every runner should be able to run and/or hike 7-10 miles a day. Our support vehicle will be available if you choose not to go long on any day. We are typically done around 1:00 pm and will return to Los Abrigados afterwards. You may park your vehicle here while you run. If you are not a guest of the hotel, we will get you a parking pass for the week.
Every runner must carry at least one handheld water bottle or camel back. Water, sports drinks, powders, gels, bars, chomps, salty snacks, sweets, fruit and more will be available before, after and during every run. Our support vehicle is never far for refueling, rehydrating or shedding a layer of clothing. If you have specific dietary needs, you may bring along your food and leave it in the van for access along the route. Every runner will be given a trail map with specific directions. In addition to an overall course description before every run. Due to COVID, we will no longer be offering communal snacks. All foods will be pre-packaged.
Trail Running Escapes camps are NOT "coaching camps". Although our runs are hosted by certified running coaches, our camps are not comprised of coaching sessions, nor white boards or plyometric exercises. We offer fun, challenging trail runs in beautiful settings. Trail Running Escapes brings together trail runners from around the world to share our love of trail running ~ an "escape" from your regular run!
Your registration fee includes: Transportation to/from the trailhead; Maps and detailed directions for each day's run; Trail guides accompanying you every run day; Refueling and rehydrating support from our support van and our local knowledge of eateries and fun stuff to do when we're not running; Wine tours, Local breweries, Cool hilltop cities and National monuments with ancient pueblos!
Staying an extra day? Want more miles or cool places to visit? Just ask ~ we've got more trails and secret places to share!
Day 5 brings us back to the south side of Sedona to run more of our favorites. We'll start on Margs Draw to Broken Arrow. You'll traverse "Chicken Point" a popular slick rock area frequented by the famous Pink Jeep tours of Sedona. You'll catch a glimpse of the Chapel of the Holy Cross~one of the spiritual vortexes in Sedona, before heading back to Hog Wash and Mystic trail. Congratulations, you've just spend 5 days experiencing the "Best of Trails" in Red Rock Country!
Day 4 we'll stay on the Westside to showcase some of the most scenic single track trails that flow in and out of the wash. Sedona is known for its red rock vistas, but there are many creeks that flow year round here. Today you'll experience a bit of all that Sedona has to offer. It will be your longest run day yet, so eat your Wheaties this morning!
Trail Running Escapes operates under permit by Coconino National Forest
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information is also available in languages other than English.
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All trails are subject to change due to weather or unforeseen circumstances out of our control.
Day 1 of our Sedona Trail Camp starts from the Yavapai trailhead on the south side of town. We'll start up the Kaibab trail to Slim Shady onto the day's namesake trail ~ Hi Line. Hi Line showcases some of the best views of Bell Rock and Cathedral Rock you'd only experience from the trail. You will love the traverse across Hi Line down to the slick rock of Baldwin and onto Templeton which follows Oak Creek. Follow the rock cairns across slick rock around Cathedral Rock and back to the start. Welcome to Red Rock Country!!!
Plans change? No problem. We do NOT offer refunds, but we are happy to roll your registration fees over to any of our future camps.
Day 2 we'll start from a lesser known trailhead (only locals use) to experience one of our favorite point to point traverses under Thunder Mountain, named by Native Americans because it is struck by lightning over 4,000 times per year. But first, we'll take in the spectacular views of Coffeepot Rock and Capital Butte before stopping at Devil's Kitchen and the Seven Sacred Pools...keep your phone handy for pictures. After viewing these natural wonders, we finish our day with a run around Chimney Rock and still have time to visit shops. art galleries or our local breweries.
November 14-18, 2022 ~ February 20-24, 2023