GREAT SEDONA HIKES
Devil's Bridge Hike
Summary: A steep hike up to the largest natural stone arch in the Sedona area
Challenge Level: Moderate
Hiking Distance: About 1 mile each way, 2 miles round trip from the Devil's Bridge parking area: 2 miles each way, 4 miles round trip from the parking area on Long Canyon Road
Trailhead Directions: From the "Y" (the intersection of State Route 89A and State Route 179), drive towards Cottonwood 3 miles. Turn right on to Dry Creek Road. Stay on Dry Creek for 3 miles and turn right on FR 152. Proceed for 1.3 miles to the parking area on your right. FR 152 is a very rough dirt road so a high clearance vehicle is recommended. If you don't have a high clearance vehicle, continue on Dry Creek Road past FR 152 and turn right on to Long Canyon Road. Drive 0.3 mile and park on the right (same parking as for Mescal Trail). Hike the short connector trail to the Chuck Wagon Trail, make a left and hike to the second connector trail which will take you to the Devil's Bridge parking area described above. You'll hike 4 miles round trip from the parking area on Lomg Canyon Road.
Description: Devil's Bridge is a natural stone arch that is reachable with a moderate amount of climbing (up some 400 feet). It is about 1 mile to the arch and the view of the arch is well worth the climb. The trail splits about ¾ miles up. The right trail goes to the top of the arch and the left trail goes beneath the arch. You'll be hiking up some steep natural stone steps (with no hand rails) so if you have a fear of heights, you may want to be extra careful on this hike.
Here is a photo submitted by Oscar Arrunada
Here are photos taken by Jessica Bohan from Florida
Here are photos taken by Jason Gilliland
Here are photos taken by Cecil Ader Jr. from Florida
Here are photos taken by Tammy Tyndall of Scottsdale, AZ
Here is a photo taken by Jim Greene
Here are photos taken by Jon Dorsey
Here are photos taken by Lou Camp
Here are photos taken by Karin Kelsey
Here are photos by Eric Murphy of Colorado Springs, CO
Here are photos by Sree Remella
For those of you who have a GPS unit, I have GPS data available for the hike which include "tracks," the route and waypoints.
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Great Sedona Hikes
Last Updated February 1, 2014
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