in california and beyond
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.
Day 1 of our Sedona Trail Camp starts from the Mystic Trail and loops around one of Sedona's votices ~ Chapel of the Holy Cross. So if you're feeling a calm, enlightened energy perhaps that's why. We'll finish our day on Little Horse and Llama, then back to the Courthouse Vista where you will have completed 10.5 miles and climbed an easy 1,039'. 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.
Everyday will begin at 8:30 AM from our Host hotel, Los Arbrigados Resort. From here, we will shuttle to our start location. Each day we will average 12.5 miles with options to add on or do less. Sedona sits at 4,500' and is situated along the South-Central border of the Colorado Plateau. So the temperatures in April are ideal; highs near 75 degrees F and lows near 51. The trails in Sedona are technical, so please bring suitable footwear. Every runner should be able to run and/or hike 7-12 miles a day. Our support vehicle will be available if you choose not to go long on any day. We offer each day's proposed route along with a shorter version; Option A or B. We are typically done each day by 1:00 pm and will return to the Los Abrigados afterwards. You may park your vehicle here while you run.
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.
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 ~ before, during and after the run 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!
Day 4 we'll start our run from Soldier's Pass and head up to Devil's Kitchen Sinkhole before making our way to the Seven Sacred Pools. These are two more "must see" places in the mystical city of Sedona. So what better way to see them, than by foot. We'll climb about 2.5 miles after the Seven Sacred Pools to over 5,000' before descending the next 3 miles. You're legs will like the final climb back to the van with only 120' gain. We saved the easy day for last. Cheers to you for an awesome 4 days of exploring the Red Rocks of Sedona!
Hotel recommendations: Los Arbrigados Resort & Spa (our host hotel) www.losarbrigados.com
Best Western Arroyo Roble & Creekside Villas www.bestwesternsedona.com
The Marriott Courtyard Sedona www.marriott.com
The Los Arbrigados Resort & Spa are 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 choose not to stay here, Sedona has many choices for accomodations. Above are just a few locations we have stayed at personally. 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 - Arizona Shuttle provides service to/from Sedona and Flagstaff.
All trails are subject to change due to weather or unforeseen circumstances out of our control.
Day 2 we'll run around one of Sedona's "must see" sites ~ Cathedral Rock ~ Elevation 4,967'. We'll follow some of the best named trails in Sedona ~ Easy Breezy and Slim Shady to one of the most iconic trails ~ HiLine. By the day's end, you will have run a half marathon and climbed over 1,500'. So rest your legs for tomorrow's adventure or stroll around downtown Sedona to check out local breweries, art galleries and tasty eateries.
Please make checks payable to: Socalultrarunning
Mail registration forms and payments to: Trail Running Escapes c/o Socalultrarunning
2060 East Avenida de los Arboles, #121
Thousand Oaks, Ca 91362
Day 3 takes us to the other side of Sedona for some more singletrack solitude on Long Canyon Trail and another of our favorites ~ Mescal Trail, but first you'll have to traverse Deadman's Pass. Don't worry, no trail runner left behind! We'll wind our way through miles of Red Rock and finish with another half marathon under our feet. Congratulations ~ now sit back and enjoy a crisp beer from the cooler, because you deserve it!