Devils Bridge Trail

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Devils Bridge Trail is a 4.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sedona, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
587 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

off road driving

trail running

walking

cave

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

Devils Bridge is the largest natural sandstone arch located in the Sedona area of the Coconino National Forest. This is a very popular hike that offers breathtaking views of Red Rock country. It is a steep but short hike. The official trailhead starts off the unpaved portion of Dry Creek Road and requires a high clearance vehicle to access. If you only have a low clearance vehicle, you can park at the Dry Creek Road trailhead at the paved section, approximately 1 mile from trailhead, or at the Mescal Trailhead located on Long Canyon Road. Depending on where you park you have a few routes to choose from to access Devils Bridge Trail, including the unpaved portion of Dry Creek Road, Chuckwagon Trail, or Mescal to Chuckwagon Trail. From the parking area off of the unpaved portion of Dry Creek Road, follow the trailmarker for Devil's Bridge Trail. The early portion of the trail was originally a jeep trail so it is smooth and traverses through washes filled with juniper and prickly pear cactus. The path gently inclines uphill and gets steeper as you continue on. About 3/4 of a mile from the parking area the trail will come to a fork and you will go left. Here you'll end up at the base of the bridge. You will then continue up a natural rock staircase from which there are beautiful views. You will reach another level of stairs which will take you up to the bridge. This popular trail is certainly a tourist attraction so make sure to arrive early to avoid large crowds. This is a fun hike for the whole family.

hiking
1 day ago

This is an easy hike and you get some really great views on the way to the bridge. My biggest complaint is how busy the trail is.

3 days ago

Great hike! We arrived just before sunset at 7am and it was perfect timing if you’re looking to avoid crowds and not have a problem finding parking!
By the time we came back down at 9am the parking lot was packed!
Beautiful hike.
The parking lot in the beginning does not require a red rock pass. You can drive in closer to the trail head but you’ll want to be driving a high lifted truck/ suv. Lots of boulders in the road

3 days ago

Georgeous views. There is a shorter trail that requieres 4x4 but this one thru the canyon provides amazing views, an easy walk to start, and a parking lot that is not too full.

3 days ago

Taking Chuckwagon was redemptive. Chuckwagon was absolutely stunning. Devil's Bridge itself was a tourist trap. Photos are pretty misleading. Huge crowds and a 45 minute line to get one's picture taken are not for me.

A must. Make sure to go until the end to see the bridge!

hiking
4 days ago

A must trail for all hikers.

hiking
4 days ago

Cooper
Amazing !
Go whenever you can, but Go!

hiking
5 days ago

Well worth the hike. Amazing views. Last portion is a steep tiny scramble

hiking
6 days ago

After doing all the other hikes, this is actually quite boring. Just went for the picture in the bridge.

hiking
7 days ago

Great hike. Good scramble up the hill. Take plenty of water as in January it was still hot and dry.

hiking
7 days ago

Devil's Bridge is beautiful! The trail there is fairly flat until the end where it's pretty steep. Great views along the way.

8 days ago

A rocky road to a beautiful spot. Very nice hike. Beautiful reward!

hiking
9 days ago

Great start to my 2018 agenda !
More trails to come.

off road driving
9 days ago

Great Jeep trail

hiking
9 days ago

Good trail. Very touristy but worth it. go early in the morning for the best views (I went in the afternoon)

10 days ago

Totally worth it. Amazing views!

11 days ago

Awesome views for an easy hike, but incredibly crowded so I gave it a 4 star. Go very early and beat the crowd

11 days ago

Easy hike
Great views
Only downer was all the off road vehicles

hiking
12 days ago

Neat hike after the long walk to the trail head. Awe inspiring views. Temp changed was welcomed on a warm day. Will enjoy more my next time after knowing what to expect.

hiking
13 days ago

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