Broken Arrow 4x4 Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sedona, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
off road driving
Although fairly short, this trail has to be considered one of the best in Arizona. It is extremely fun to drive and the red rock scenery is knock-out beautiful. This is an extremely popular route and traffic can be very heavy at times. Pull-outs are provided. Do not widen the trail by trying to pull over anywhere other than the pull-outs. You may have to back up. This is also a very popular hiking and mountain biking area, so be alert and courteous at all times. If you park, hike, or stop along the route, you'll need a Red Rocks Pass Located in Coconino National Forest. For current conditions call Red Rock Ranger District (928) 203-2900. Rating: Difficult. Several large rock ledges require high ground clearance but the obstacles are not overwhelming because little articulation is required. The hardest obstacle is called "The Steps," which is driven downhill. This obstacle is very steep and will be intimidating to an inexperienced driver; however, stock SUVs with high ground clearance should be able get down just fine. You may scrape bottom so skid plates are recommended. This trail is very well marked and easy to follow.
Stunning views, challenging yet doable trail, and enough traffic to help if something really goes wrong! All around enjoyable.
Don't go on this trail first because you might get disappointed. Save it for last so the other trails you take are cool too!
Loved this trail! Well worth the drive up from PHX! Definitely will be doing it again! I did it with a Jeep Wrangler Sport without lockers with a 2 inch leveling kit and 33's.
Great scenic views by traversing a pleasantly short trail. Only light suspension articulation required, but does require above average ground clearance.
At one point I heard a pink jeep guide radio to others on his mic, describing my truck as traveling the wrong way. I stopped to ask if I was in fact going the wrong way. The man politely informed me of my error and was helpful. Something to look into before diving into narrow 1 VIC wide trails like Broken Arrow.
My 16' f150 single cab 6'6" bed with 6" lift and 35" general grabbers did pretty well. Reading after the fact I noticed I had a longer wheel base than recommended, and did cause some temporary slowing for the atv's, jeeps, etc. My retracting running boards paid for themselves by not taking away ground clearance like static ones would have. Tire pressure is important for safety, traction and ride comfort. For myself, 30 psi was the sweet spot.
This trail will get your adrenaline pumping! I took it 6 or 7 times a day as it was 10 minutes from my hotel. Sharing the trail with tour Jeeps. I made it no problem with 31's and lockers.
This is about the most fun you can have without lockers. Some fairly technical stuff surrounded by gorgeous scenery. There are great places to stop and have a picnic with the family or just take in the beauty of the region. There are also a few spots where you can either test your metal as a driver and the limits of your rig or you can bypass them. You can't get past Staircase, though, so be ready for it.
Great Moab type wheeling. Nothing there that can't be done with a stock Sahara/rubicon type vehicle. Best time to go is during the week. Weekends are fairly busy with jeep operators, although even then most of the time it's not too bad.