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Devil's Bridge Trail #120Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 24 2009
snakemarks
Hiking1.80 Miles 320 AEG
Hiking1.80 Miles
320 ft AEG
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The road to the trailhead can almost be hiked faster than it can be driven. Like, OMG! Was that only a mile and a half?! It was almost as rough as the Tortilla Road. You need a high clearance vehicle that loves a good beating. It's definitely a favorite route of the Jeep tours because on our way back out, they were coming in, one right after another. That really added to my driving pleasure since the road is also quite narrow. I think we both let out a sigh of relief when we finally hit the pavement!

The hike itself was short and sweet. The trail goes uphill all the way to the bridge, but flat rocks make a natural staircase, so it isn't difficult. A large group of women, mostly seniors, had just finished when we got there. One of them recognized us from our West Fork adventure the day before and supplied a little good natured teasing. Another woman, probably in her 60's, came up to me holding a Corona and asked if I had a bottle opener. I didn't and she said, "That's OK," and proceeded to wedge the top in the door of their tour van and smack it off with her hand, creating a beer fountain which she promptly capped with her mouth. What a crack-up! I turned to Angela and said, "I wanna party with them!"

Pretty trail with great views all the way, we got to the bridge in no time. In fact, we almost walked right by it because we were looking up, but you have to look down. The end of the trail puts you at the same level as the top of the bridge. Sizing it up, Angela gave it one of those apprehensive looks 8-[ , but I wasn't having any of that. Ever the bad influence :guilty:, I was able to pursuade her (by example, of course) to sit on the edge with her feet hanging off. She is used to this kind of game with me and I have to give her a lot of credit because she's never wimped out on anything... and, so far, I haven't gotten us killed.

Life is good. ;)
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