4WD Adventures
4wd Adventures

Mountain Biking Adventures

Biking Adventures

Hiking Adventures

Hiking Adventures

Quick Trip Reports
QTRs

I'm excited to announce my new book, The Kachina Accord, has been published. This is the second book in the Jason Holt series. Click here for more details.






Who are the Experience Arizona Adventurers?

Matt Marine

Matt Marine is an Arizona resident who loves exploring Arizona's wonderful outdoor adventures. To find out more about Matt, click the link below.

more ...

Cat-Dog

Cat-Dog is my faithful trail companion. Her real name is Cammie. Why do I call her Cat-Dog?

more ...

Interns

Amanda Oien

My name is Amanda Oien and I am a senior at the University of Arizona, studying Journalism and Government and Public Policy. I am a desert child, through and through. I was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona and have never found myself wanting to leave.

more...

See Intern Page for previous interns


It's a Jeep Thing
Jeep people are awesome, but we do have our idiosyncrasies. Join me as we look at the humorous side of owning and loving Jeeps.

Feature Adventures
Want to try something different? These stories showcase a wide varitey of unique adventures that allow you to experience them first hand!



Portrait Photography
A collection of photo galleries showcasing my portrait photography - typically portraits with a slight twist.

My first book. It's a mystery called Devil's Moon and has already received outstanding reviews. Set in Sedona, Devil's Moon offers anyone who enjoys a good mystery (or who just loves Arizona) a great read.

more ...

I'm excited to announce my new book, Kokopelli Harvest, has been published. Click here for more details.


Outdoor Adventures based on Offroad Exploration!

Arizona N2O - The Lighter Side of Experience Arizona

more ...

Do you know your Aizona trails? Figure out where I am in Arizona and win some cool stuff!

Click to subscribe to our email notifications and online magazine.

Click to explore Arizona ghost towns and mines

Disclaimer

Read the Experience Arizona Disclaimer before attempting any of our adventures. Check with local authorities (FS, BLM, etc.) before heading out on any adventures for updates road conditions, closures, etc.

more ...

Road Closures

Trails and roads listed within this site may be closed at any time by the Forest Service, private property owners or other governmental agencies. It is your responsibility to verify state of trail prior to attempting to run it.

more ...

On this page
Trail description
Trail info and history
The trail
Rate this adventure
Comments

Quick Links
4WD Ratings
How to read Ratings

New Adventures

4WD

Click here for the latest 4WD Adventure

Mountain Biking

Click here for the latest Biking Adventure

Hiking

Click here for the latest Hiking Adventure

Rate this adventure!

Video
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
Geocaches:Tons of cool geocaches around. Here's just a few. One Eleven Eleven; Lifesaver; Pink Jeep Diamondback
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.

back to top

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!

back to top

Comments

Have you been on this adventure? What did you think? Comments and updates welcome by clicking here. You can also rate this adventure by clicking here.

Member Comments

No comments yet.

back to top