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Devil's Bridge Trail #120, AZ

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Description 156 Triplogs  1 Topic
Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Sedona > Sedona NW
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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Round Trip 1.8 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,600 feet
Elevation Gain 380 feet
Accumulated Gain 500 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 1+ hour
Kokopelli Seeds 4.3
Backpack Yes & Possibly Connect
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6  2018-01-30 AZBeaver
10  2017-11-02 Barrett
4  2017-08-23 JuanJaimeiii
4  2017-07-29 caragruey
8  2017-07-03 bkraay
17  2017-05-18 Stoic
1  2017-05-14 JasonCleghorn
11  2017-01-14 TheNaviG8R
27  2016-04-16
Schnebly Hill Road Camping
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21  2016-03-26 Nightstalker
14  2016-01-09 gummo
11  2015-12-06 Travis
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Preferred   Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov → Any
Seasons   Early Spring to Late Autumn
Sun  6:11am - 6:31pm
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by joebartels

Overview
1.8 mi RT • 415 ft • 4x4 direct access
3.8 mi RT • 665 ft • Car / Mescal
4.1 mi RT • 535 ft • Car / FS152

Devil's Bridge - 3 Options


1999
Here is a nice trail to Sedona's oldest and tallest arch! The trail is mostly an old jeep road. Trail work has been done to help prevent further erosion of the area. I especially enjoyed the area because the forest seemed so vibrant. Almost a Christmas feeling as the deep forest green colors are mixed with red sandstone backgrounds. The bridge was fun to check out from all angles hi and low. This would be a great hike to take the kids on! The rewards of this hike are easy to conquer. You should have plenty of time to explore other fascinating Sedona trails on the same day!

Getting up to the arch is not too difficult. Continue past the arch and the trail turns into a narrow sandstone ledge within minutes. There's one section where tall people will likely need to crouch down a bit. Soon you come to a ravine and it's an easy climb up. Once up, follow a use-trail back to the arch. You can walk across the arch as it's wide and strong enough to not be scary. There's also a route up to the arch just before reaching it. I have not tried that route.

2013
This is now a tourist hotspot. An official trail has been worked all the way to above the bridge. Which is now before the bridge.

joebartels
  • 2016 Red Rock Map
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    2016 Red Rock Map
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    Devil's Bridge Overview
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

Permit $$
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Red Rock - Secret Mountain Wilderness
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Directions
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FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay

To hike
From the 'Y' in Sedona ( 179/89A ) follow 89A 3.1 miles Southwest to Dry Creek Road. Turn Right and go 1.9 miles to the marked turnoff for FR #152. Follow FR #152 about 1.4 miles looking to your right is a small parking area in front of the Devils Bridge Trailhead #120.
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