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This was by far my favorite hike in the Sedona area. We went around 8 am and we had the entire trail to ourselves. It's located in a fairly secluded area and the scenery is beautiful. You'll see lots of wide open spaces with no houses, buildings or other signs of civilization. The trail starts out fairly wide and flat, but it becomes more narrow until you are climbing along steep rocks up to the top. Be sure to keep going until you make it all the way up to the "bridge," which is about .8 miles from the trailhead. After the steep climb, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views. The bridge, although it looks a bit scary, is wide enough that you can walk out onto it. Overall, the trailhead is a little tricky to find and the dirt road leading there is a bit rough for a regular passenger vehicle, so just take your time, drive slowly and enjoy the scenery ...it's worth it!
Directions: Take 89A west from the "Y." Turn right on Dry Creek Rd. Drive 2 miles to Forest Road 152 Drive 1.3 miles along the dirt road until you feel like you are in the absolute middle of nowhere. The small parking lot will be on your right.
I'm sure you can see from the picture how Devil's Bridge got its name. Although it's a bit off the beaten track, getting there is not all that difficult. You can drive to the trail head and then make the approximately one-mile hike from there. If you don't drive to the trail head you'll have to walk another couple of miles or so from the main road just to the trail head, which would be no fun.
Directions: From downtown Sedona go west on AZ 89A for 3 miles, then right on Dry Creek Rd, and finally right onto Forest Rd 152C. Forest Rd is unpaved, but as long as the weather has not been too wet you can still travel on it in a regular car.
- Hiking and Walking
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The scenery along the path to Devil's Bridge is almost as interesting as Devil's Bridge itself. I have no idea how this boulder has managed not to fall down the cliff, but somehow it is perched in this position and appears to be connected by just a small section of rock. Sedona is full of wonders like this.
We enjoyed hiking to Devil's Bridge and all of the little trails around that area.
I'm not sure what is more breathtaking: the Alps or the hills & buttes of Sedona! The Sedona landscape looks as if a giant chiseled it into these fantastic shapes and then took a paint brush and wildly colored it yellow, orange, pink and green!
Directions: We visited the tourist info booth in downtown Sedona and got a free map with various hiking trails on it.
- Hiking and Walking
Everywhere you go you'll find unique and interesting rock formations that looked like they were sculpted by a giant stonecutter.
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