Devil's Bridge via Chuck Wagon Trail

MODERATE 84 reviews
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Devil's Bridge via Chuck Wagon Trail is a 5.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near West Sedona, Arizona that features a great forest setting 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
5.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
721 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

no shade

From the Dry Creek Vista Trailhead parking lot, you have two choices to get to Devil's Bridge. 1) Vultee Arch Road (Forest Road 152) where you will be spending one mile with high clearance vehicles, and possibly their dust or 2) Taking Chuck Wagon Trail and the connector for 2.1 miles where you will have great views and much better scenery. Dry Creek Vista Trailhead parking has NO fees. The lot handles a fair amount of cars, but it fills up quickly, so get there early. This also allows you to avoid the hottest part of the day as there is little shade.

11 days ago

Beautiful scenery.

18 days ago

Hot and dusty, but absolutely worthwhile. The Chuckwagon trail offers plenty of shade, and gives you some solitude away from the 4x4 traffic. The bridge is very cool.

24 days ago

If you’ve done a lot of hiking this is easy and short once you reach the trailhead. Loved the bridge at the end but hike unremarkable except for that.

1 month ago

Great alternative to the road if you have an extra hour to spare for the longer journey.

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2 months ago

Chuck wagon is flatter but interesting landscape with no crowds and no jeeps with great finale of devils bridge! Great for active families!

2 months ago

100% better to take chuck wagon trail over the off road dirt road. We started back on the road thinking it would be faster, but it was so dusty and not scenic that we cir led back to take the stunning chuck wagon trail again on the way back.

2 months ago

Great little hike and the end view and pictures are worth it!

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2 months ago

Beautiful. You need a 4x4 to get to the devil’s bridge trailhead. The road is super rocky and unpaved—I do not recommend you try it. Instead, drive to the trailhead devils bridge trailhead as far as you can go. I put it into my GPS. you will see when the road becomes unpaved. Stop there and immediately to your left you’ll see a parking lot. Park there. Do the Chuck Wagon trail (marked as 3-strenuous on the trail map). Note it is NOT strenuous. I would classify it as easy. And the hike was gorgeous with beautiful views. Once you get to devil’s bridge trail, the views aren’t great until you get to the end. devil’s bridge trail is moderate, and the rock scramble to the top is moderate to strenuous. It took us 2.5 hours round trip including stopping for pix at the top. I note that to get back to the car, we did the route 1–easy. It was dusty and had jeeps on it and no views. We saw a lot of people walking along it instead of taking chuck wagon. I totally recommend taking chuck wagon!!! That was the best part of the hike. I recommend this hike. Not my favorite but fun and not too long.

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3 months ago

This is a great trail that starts with some beautiful views on the initial 2/3 - Chuck Wagon Trail. Once the trail crosses the atv trail, it becomes Devils Bridge Trail and it ascends very quickly to the Bridge, the Payoff at the bridge is spectacular.

3 months ago

Beautiful hike!

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4 months ago

We hiked the Chuckwagon Trail from Dry Creek trailhead parking area. Arrived at 10:30 and got one of the last 2 parking spaces. Chuckwagon crosses the 4WD access road and continues up to Devils Bridge. Spectacular views from Devils Bridge. To cut some distance off the return hike we came back down the 4WD access road. Encountered 3 trucks on our return hike.

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5 months ago

Go early to beat the crowd but worth the trip

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6 months ago

Nice way to bypass most of the crowds and all of the jeeps along the 4X4 road. the end is a steep climb of rock steps. There is a line of people at the end taking selfies and pictures on bridge itself.

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6 months ago

Cute hike. I would say it's worth it, and is probably leaning more towrads easy than moderate. We did it along with brins mesa/soldier pass/teacup and lizard head.

7 months ago

Great trail for winter walks

7 months ago

Had a great time. Recommend to come early, so you'll have parking (I took one of the last ones, and arrived at 0900 on Sunday). The Chuck wagon part is very nice and worth the detour!

8 months ago

spectacular views, devil's bridge is awesome

9 months ago

Drove in on Dry Creek Road...at least .4 miles of it. Parked at a pull off and hiked the rest of the way. Driving my Expedition got me that far but didn't want to challenge the ground clearance anymore. Well marked trail. Steep towards the end but well worth the hike. Gorgeous views. Hiked out early and really only saw 2 other groups on the way up.

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10 months ago

It was good, nice views, but make sure to bring more water than you think you would need for a 6 mile hike! The last mile is basically straight up a mountain, and there isn't shade anywhere. Also when I was there the mile before and after the turnaround were insanely crowded. Mobs of people wearing inappropriate hiking attire that had been shuttled there from somewhere and were blocking large parts of the path

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Awesome.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Chuckwagon to Devils Bridge, then back to Chuckwagon to Gun Slinger, to Mescal, Chuckwagon to parking lot. Great 10 mile hike. Lots of terrain and elevation changes. 4 1/2 hour looped trip.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Double your pleasure with great vistas of the area you can't get by walking the road to Devil's Bridge. At one point, you'll have 360 degree views of Sedona's NW Trail Area. You will add 2 miles round trip to your hike, but Chuck Wagon is easy. Be prepared that Devil's Bridge will be very busy, but it is definitely worth it.

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