Diamondback Gulch aka Greasy Spoon

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4.7/5 (16 reviews)
Sedona, Arizona (Yavapai County)
Last Updated: 02/06/2024
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Diamondback Gulch off-road trail is just outside of Sedona and his hidden among the beautiful red rocks of the magical Red Rock Secret Mountain Wildnerness bordering on the north. It isn't just any old boring dirt road; this is an exciting, although slow speed rollercoaster ride of a four-wheel-drive off-road trail. Scenic gives way to fun when you dip into the gulch that the trail is aptly named after. You will experience challenges from small ledges to large rocks, and small washes to massively deep ones. While the rollercoaster type hills provide a bit of anticipation as you survey them with your eyes, it's driving them that will make you want to come back and do it again.

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4.7/5 (16)
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/27/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

This is an off-chute of Loy Butte Road FR 525. It’s a good trail to get off the main road and loop back around via Boyton Pass road to continue up to the Hanaki ruins at the end of Loy Butte. I agree it’s Moderate for most SUVs. We ran this with two Talons and a Rzr. It’s was moderate in SxSs for inexperienced drivers but likely easy for skilled drivers. I recommend this trail to add a few fun miles to the trip because Loy Butte road alone is pretty quick up and back.
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Visited: 06/18/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

The trail to get to this trail is an easy forest dirt road. We aired down on the beginning of 525 road. From there drive all the way to the top and started the run. The trail is rocky to a degree not bad, it has smooth parts, and flat parts. Three quarters of the trail is easy. When u get to the last part the steep declines, inclines, rocks, makes it a great run. There are easy and hard paths but overall a fantastic trail. We went during a cloudy day with sprinkles. Do not do this trail during a rainy day, there is tons of washes you cross and everything would become super slick
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Visited: 07/09/2021

Stage III fire closures have been lifted. Stage II remains in effect - no fires, discharging of firearms, etc. Be mindful, trails can close quickly due to events that can change rapidly.
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Temporary Closure
Visited: 06/22/2021

Please note, a Stage III fire restriction is in place and all roads and trails are closed: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd924980.pdf
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Visited: 05/31/2021

We did this trail on Memorial Day. The trail is absolutely gorgeous!!!!! There was light traffic when 3 Jeep tours and 4 to 5 side by sides. We ran it south to north and it’s fun. I’d say it’s a low 3, but I can see it being very difficult in wet conditions as the red rocks can be slippery. We plan on heading back soon to run it in both directions and to do some other trails in the area. Very fun climbs and descents.
Trail Review: Diamondback Gulch aka Greasy Spoon - David Alvarado
Trail Review: Diamondback Gulch aka Greasy Spoon - David Alvarado
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