Coconino National Forest & Sedona UTV Adventure
Mormon Lake Lodge - August 30, 2021
Everyone arrived safely at the Mormon Lake Lodge and was ready to ride on Monday morning. The weather was nice and the trails while rocky were in good shape.
Our first ride took us across State Route 3 and onto FR 125. We continued towards Kinnikinick Lake where we took our first short break.
We then headed South on FR 82 (Anderson Mesa Road) for several miles of rocky trail. This trail changed from a rocky double wide trail to a relatively smooth dirt road. We continued South on the eastern edge of the forest passing Long Lake (which was dry). We eventually turned right back into the forest and then made a left turn onto a narrow side trail (FR 93D). This was the first of a few turns that I missed. This section was a little muddy but not as bad as what we experienced later that week. After passing through a few closed gates, we merged back onto FR 82. We made another stop at Duke Tank since the trail went right into the water. This was a great location for a group photo.
We turned left and headed South on FR 82, then took COC 211 East. This was a nice trail, some rocks and some mud but not anything close to what we would encounter on Day 3. It did have a nice semi-steep rocky uphill where I got out and took some video of everyone making the climb.
After our picture break we took FR 869 and headed West into the forest. We merged onto FR 9719W and found a spot close to a meadow with some large trees for our lunch stop. After lunch we headed west and took the 82 to FR 211C. This trail had some large mud puddles and some rocky sections.
We rode several miles on FR 136 through the forest and headed north back towards Mormon Lake. After a few miles we turned east on a side trail FR 211E. This was a nice double wide trail, pretty smooth and not a lot of mud.
Next we took FR 93 and after going through a couple gates we rode into a large open area with many cows. I took another side trail FR 294C, that was narrow and took us through some tight turns in the trees. The trail widened and went through some more cow pastures which gave me a chance to pull over and take some video of all the SxS's. We all regrouped a little ways up the trail. After winding our way through the trees, we dropped out onto the main FR 294 road and headed north. This dirt road had several campers on the south side.
After taking several more trails, and a nice rocky downhill section, a short break, and couple more wrong turns, we ended up going north on FR 124C until we came to Lake Mary Road (SR 3) and after a few miles on the pavement we were back at camp.