Devil's Bridge via Chuck Wagon Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews
#73 of 140 trails in

Devil's Bridge via Chuck Wagon Trail is a 6.1 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
6.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
853 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.

9 days 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.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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

2 months ago

3 months ago

Awesome.

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

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.

hiking
4 months ago

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.