Broken Arrow Trail is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Sedona, AZ that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
off road driving
A nice hike with minimal/moderate exposure to the "pink monsters"
Great views, you need an appropriate vehicle to drive this one!
Have a high clearance vehicle, and know how to use it!
Amazing! Put the jeep to the ultimate test and it passed.
Great trail! This one is definitely worth doing. I would rate this as easy to moderate. Difficulty wise it's 2.5/5. Beautiful scenery, Lots of trees and wildlife and a couple of cool bat caves. It's a ton of fun watching the Jeeps driving up and down the super steep parts of the trail. Don't miss this hike.
Nice easy Trail With a fra Rocky sections.
I ran this trail and it was awesome!!!!
Had a great day hiking in Sedona today. Started at the Broken Arrow Trailhead. Turned off at Twin Butte before rejoining Broken Arrow until it terminated at Chick Point, which offers great views of the red rocks area. Chicken Point can be a bit busy, as the Pink Jeep Tours go here. On the way back via Broken Arrow, we took a "side quest" to Submarine Rock.
Lovely, wonderful, winding trail that ends in amazing views!
The hike would have been rated higher if the Five Pink Jeeps did not arrive at Chicken Point at the same time as ourselves. This sort of mechanized mayhem takes away from the serenity of the mountains. The hike itself was easy and well marked with offshoots of options. We nade a loop out of it by going back via hog on the high and twin butte trails which provided a more serene experience. Why a gorgeous National Park would allow 4x4's within 20 feet of a hiking trail is beyond me. It ruined the hike. And this iis off season being only January. Yikes!
nice day hike. we'll thought out, not too hard, not too easy, took us 3 hours after taking a break and taking photographs with a baby on my back. will consider doing it again when back in town.
I am not sure this should be listed as difficult. I did the whole trail on my 2008 250 Honda Nighthawk with my Jack Russell Terrier riding on the gas tank. I bottomed out a few times and had to get a run on some of the rocks but all in all if I can do this trail on a small bone stock street bike I don't think it would be difficult for a modified Jeep.
Great! It was in the middle of my hike. Had spectacular views and well marked
Beautiful. Marked well
We did our own Jeep tour of Broken Arrow. It's the second trip along this trail I've done but somehow it seemed a little more difficult this time, even though I had bigger tires. Maybe it was the stress of having the whole fam damly in the Jeep this time! It is rated difficult for 4x4 but isn't overwhelming. The Devil's Staircase obstacle is an optional part of this trail. We did this also for the second time. This time I scraped bottom a lot more than last year going down the staircase. I have a stock Rubicon unlimited with 33" toyo R/Ts. You can bypass the stairs if you like. Other than scraping, they aren't that bad if you take it slowly. However, one Pink Jeep tour operator did show me some cell phone pics of a rescue they did of a privately-owned Jeep that had rolled over on that obstacle only a month prior. I asked what he thought went wrong and he said he thought the guy went "too far to the right." My guess is he probably tried to avoid scraping by riding on top of the rocks instead of in the tracks on the slickrock and got too high on one side. My advice is to just stick to the tracks even though you'll bottom out some.
There is another obstacle that I've seen most privately-owned Jeeps blast right by that I also wouldn't have noticed unless someone had pointed it out to me. I call it the Pink Jeep Rock because those were the only Jeeps I saw going down it. There is a ledge that is about three feet or so high a short distance before the staircase. There are lots of ledges on this trail but this one stands out a bit because you need to goose it some to get over it. Right before the ledge, about 50 feet maybe, there is a rock on your left that the Pink Jeeps go down regularly. In fact, while standing on Submarine Rock, you can see the Jeeps in the distance going down what seems to be a steep hill...this is the rock. It's very easy to miss. It makes a very short extra loop, so you'll go over that ledge again when you finish the rock. I'd recommend watching one of the pink jeeps do it before going over it. When you're on top of it, it looks like you're going to fall off the edge of the world! It'll make your passengers pee a little when they realize you're going FORWARD! To me, it was more exhilarating than the staircase.
All in all, this is the best 4 wheeling trail in Sedona, in my opinion.
By the way, we stayed at the Junipine Resort a little north of Sedona along Oak Creek. It was absolutely fantastic for the money. I HIGHLY recommend it.