2. Sedona, Arizona
Nearest Cities: Phoenix, AZ: 116 mi; Flagstaff, AZ: 30 mi
Sedona, which rose to fame as a hotbed of spirituality, was always a place of stunning geology, incredible rock structures, and amazing nature trails―all of which combines to make it one of the most popular mountain biking destinations in America. It is a very versatile biking hub, with the relatively easy Bell Rock Path and Big Park Loop complemented by the thrilling Hangover and Highline trails.