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Name: Greasy Spoon Author's Rating:
Author: Matt Marine Avg. User Rating: Not rated yet
Type: 4WD Difficulty: (easy 4WD)
Time: 3 - 6 hours Region: NW Arizona
Length: 9.0 miles (one way) Elevation gain/loss/change: +527 / -1016 ft / -489 ft (one way)
Type: Through trail Avg Elevation: 4200 ft
Best time to go: fall, spring, winter Fees: Requires Red Rock Pass. These can be purchased at any Ranger station, kiosks, Circle K's and many other stores in Sedona or Oak Creek.
Fitness rating: Low Educational Merit: Low
Danger/fear rating: Low Scenic Beauty: High
Hours of Operation: NA Last updated: October, 2006
Short Description: This a relatively easy 4WD adventure that winds its way through the rolling hills of west Sedona
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References / Contact Information: Mark D. Stephens; Jeep Forum;
Points of interest: The red rock of Sedona, access to numerous hiking and biking trails. You can also visit the Palatki and Hananki Heritage Sites nearby.
Special Considerations: Requires Red Rock Pass. Trail could be difficult if wet.
How to get there: In Sedona, turn from Hwy 89A onto Dry Creek Rd. After 2.0 miles, turn onto Boynton Pass Rd. Greasy Spoon Rd (FR152A) is on the left after about 5.5 miles. Click here for directions.

Trail Description

This is an easy 4WD trail in west Sedona. When we went on this trail, it was very tame, with only one section that I would rate as a 2.0 (maybe a 2.5 on a bad day). I could see this trail becoming difficult (or nearly impassible) with some good rain (there's large open areas in which deep holes could fill with mud). The scenery is beautiful (it's Sedona), but nothing special. The bottom line: it's a nice trail, but not one of my favorites.

General Information and History

This trail is located near the Palatki and Hananki Heritage Sites. You can visit these places to view 10,000 year-old rock art, cliff dwellings and Indian ruins. You'll be glad you did.

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The Trail

The trail starts at the intersection of Boynton Pass Rd and FR152A (Waypoint 001). Head southeast on FR152A and after approximately 0.25 miles, keep going straight on the main road at Waypoint 001A.

Keep driving on Greasy Spoon for another 1.75 miles, passing the road to the left (FR9577) at Waypoint 002. Another trail to the left at Waypoint 003 leads to the Greasy Spoon Tank (FR9586H). Keep going straight.

At 2.75 miles from the start, the road intersects a pipeline road (FR9513) at Waypoint 004. Take a right here. Between Waypoints 004 and 005 was the hardest portion of the trail (though still relatively easy). Keep heading almost due west on the pipeline road for almost another 3 miles until the road reaches Red Canyon Road (Waypoint 005).

Take a left on this maintained dirt road and follow it for another 3.5 miles to the southwest before it meets up with Highway 89A (Waypoint 006)

There, you've done the Greasy Spoon. It wasn't as bad as the name sounds, right?

Have fun and be safe!

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