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Great hike with areas of shade and fantastic views... no water refill station so make sure you bring lots! Small trail off main trail to take you to the bottom of Devil’s Bridge which gives another great perspective! The only challenging part is at the end climbing to devils bridge but even if not able to do the climb, still great views of the bridge available from other spots on the trail.

A moderate hike, not an easy one with very steep rocks and steps close to the top. The effort is worth it. The views are breathtaking and if you are bold you can go out on the arch for a bucket list photo of your achievement.

Very interesting trail especially after the remnants of hurricane Rosa went through here a few days earlier. Lots of washouts and some wildflowers in bloom despite it being October. Combined this hike with Devil’s Bridge. We had the northern part of the Chuckwagon trail pretty much by ourselves. Only encountered a few hikers and a few bikers. A good 8 miles.

Beautiful views well worth the extra time to get to devils bridge. Easier to find a parking spot. Highly recommend.

Completed this trail toward the end of the day. We didn’t see any mountain bikers and only ran into a couple of people throughout the loop. Very cool and easy walk.

off road driving
1 month ago

Nice scenic drive.. stopped along way and short hike to Devil's Bridge....last 1/4 mile of drive was some ledge up to landing at Van Derens cabin ..made it no problem with stock Cherokee Trailhawk

this is an easy, scenic walk in the forest/desert as its mostly flat and is very quiet since most people take the road or head straight to devils bridge. started at 830am and walked clockwise but would recommend going the other way as the devils bridge view point was quite busy around midday.

If I ever go back to Devil's Bridge I will definitely take this trail. It's pretty flat, has lots of trees for shade, and is extremely well marked. Also pretty empty- after waiting 40 minutes for a picture at the bridge and seeing the never-ending stream of people on the 4x4 road, I LOVED the solitude of this trail. Definitely worth the extra mile or so. There are also a few side trails (all well-marked) to bring you back to the 4x4 road if you decide this trail isn't for you or is taking too long.

Pretty easy hike. The only “challenging” part of it is the final 1/4mile or so, which has some stairs to climb. The first 3 miles are used regularly by off-roading vehicles (generally pink Jeep tours). We started the hike early at about 6-615 and on our way back there were floods of people making there way up. Early bird catches the worm on this hike.

Chuck Wagon has great views with an easy hike on the way to hitting Devil’s Bridge Trail, but the very last section to climb up to the bridge is tough. Less experienced hikers will struggle on a couple passes, but persevere to get the views and the photo op!

please take a water pack I seen tons of people with a water bottle you'll need more, Dont take your babies I seen a few parents with tiny babies in the heat!! and dogs trying to look for shade, there hardly isnt any shade until your near the top. This trail quickly becomes ADVANCED when your at the last 15 min to the bridge. Overall the best experience was meeting people throughout the world encouraging each others THIS IS US!!

mountain biking
3 months ago

Definitely an intermediate hike/ride. Some areas are quite technical. My husband did the whole 13 mile loop while I took a few shortcuts. So it was a trail that worked well for both of us. We went in May when the temps are in the mid 70s. Great weather. Bring lots of water and some snacks.

Stunning hike! We started at 7 AM, which made for a pleasant hike up. Wouldn't start too much later than that as the trail was getting hot and crowded on our way down. There were stunning views throughout, and some welcome shade on trail.

Loved this hike. We got there a little before 7am and it was perfect. Only one other couple at the top. The view is spectacular. With some breaks, it took us about 2.5 hours and is a little over four miles here and back. Truly wonderful!

Easy trail. Neat Ruins

Beautiful scenery.

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.

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.

Great view throughout the hike. We like it!

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

5 months ago

great views from the top. getting to the top of the hill takes some scrambling. the last few hundred yards of the trail are not easy to follow.

Incredibly popular for a reason, the views are great. For the life of me I cannot figure out why anyone would rather walk up a dusty 4x4 road vs coming in this route on an actual trail.

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

hiking
6 months ago

We rolled into the trailhead to find the parking lot empty at 5:00 pm. Easy hike out to the foot of the Cockscomb, but we missed the fork for the summit spur thanks to sticks, logs and rocks obviously placed across the spur to obscure it. Not sure who would do that...

The hiker trail to the summit is steep, but easily followed. To the last step below the summit, that is. Might have been able to climb one of the few cracks, but with no rope or gear, didn't bother. Follow the shelf counterclockwise around the north end for an awesome view of the sunset.

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.

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

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.

Pretty flat, more like a walk, although it’s a tad technical in places.. They weren’t kidding about lots of Mtn bikers. 80% of who we encountered were bikers and on a Tuesday. Definitely not on my list to do again.

This is a fun trail, and although it is popular, the traffic didn’t cause us any problems. Other than a couple of steeper points close to the end that might require you to use your hands, it is easy. The view up by Devil’s Bridge is fantastic and the bridge itself is fun to go out on, and not as scary as it looks - it is deceptively wide. Just be careful as the slope doesn’t flatten out much on the area around the bridge and it is a long drop if you lose your footing.

Bring your sunscreen. Lovely hike with lots of sun. I was glad it had rained recently - was great to see water on the trail, and also kept the dust down. Elevation change was good - up and down through the entire hike. Plenty of mountain bikers enjoy this trail as well.

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