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“Well Worth the Hike”

Devil's Bridge Trail
Ranked #5 of 158 things to do in Sedona
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Owner description: An easy hiking trail that leads hikers into Sedona's famed Red Rock country.
Kingston, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
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“Well Worth the Hike”
Reviewed February 7, 2014

If you go by jeep, you can cut off half the distance to Devil's Bridge. If you hike it, its 2.0 miles one way from the trailhead, all uphill. To reach the trailhead by car, take Dry Creek Road north from Highway 89A near the western edge of Sedona. Follow Dry Creek Road to its end and turn right. The pulloff for parking is about 400 yds along this road on your right. The trail you take first is the Chuck Wagon Trail north as far as the jeep road. Then you follow Devil's Bridge Trail to its end.

Best time of the day to go is early morning while it is still cool and before the jeeps arrive at the Devil's Bridge Trail trailhead. Once at Devil's Bridge you can view it from below or, if you desire, climb up to view it from above. The trail to the top of the arch is rough with steep and irregular steps. However, the views from the top of the arch are great!

Visited November 2013
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Albert Lea, Minnesota, United States
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“A hike not to be missed”
Reviewed February 6, 2014

The actual trail is short but if you do not have a high clearance vehicle you have to walk about a mile before even reaching the actual trail. It is not real tough as I am the weakest hiker in my family and made it to the top with little difficulty. Perhaps it is the stunning views that distract you from the physical challenges. But most of the hike is pretty flat and it's only when you get close to the top you have to climb some rock steps which some of them are a bit tricky...steep and no hand rails. When you reach Devil's Bridge the views are even more stunning and many people walk out and take pictures. I have a fear of heights but had to prove I could do it so I also stood on the bridge (holding the hand of my son and husband for support) and quickly got back to a solid bottom surface! The hike down is more of a challenge as climbing is always easier since you can focus on the climb and don't see the drop right behind you. I just sat on my butt for stability when the drop was too steep and followed the 3 point rule of safety and made it down with no problem. You really must do this if your have the opportunity!

Visited January 2014
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Queen Creek, Arizona
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67 reviews
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“Great hike and amazing finish!”
Reviewed February 6, 2014

This hike was short but really fun. Beautiful rock and scenery along the way and Devil's Bridge was very very cool. It made for some amazing pictures and I would definitely do it again. You will have to walk quite a distance on the road leading to the trailhead unless you have a four wheel drive. We have a Land Rover, so we did fine, but it's definitely rough driving. If you can drive in, you'll park right at the trail and it's a fairly easy hike up. If you walk in, you're going to get dusty from passing jeeps and whatnot, so be prepared for that.

Visited February 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Get a picture on the bridge!”
Reviewed February 6, 2014

This is a great trail, it can be a little touch scaling the rocks to get to the bridge. But once you're there, it's worth it. Get someone to go to the other side and take a picture of you on the bridge, it's a great shot! I wouldn't hang around if you see rain coming because it can get slick.

Visited March 2013
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Barstow, California
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“How is this not #1”
Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

Great RUN if you take the trail and not the jeep road. It's downhill going in which is always fun and not to shabby coming out. There were several people that couldn't figure out how to get to the top of the bridge but look for the caged rock formations. There's a little bit of some rock scrambling but nothing bad. Go to the top! Amazing views. It was raining and hailing while we were there which made it even more exciting. Best part everyone asking where the hell your supposed to go. It was part of the adventure trying to figure it out. Btw directions on here don't take u to it. Stop somewhere local and just ask.

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