Home to the area's largest sandstone arch, Devil's Bridge Trail offers visitors a chance to explore and experience rugged terrain without the strain of an intense hike. Lined with cacti, rock formations, and desert foliage, the trail provides the opportunity to hike to the top of its namesake arch as well as its shaded underside. Though the 2.9 km (1.8 mi) roundtrip hike from the trailhead is moderately difficult, it's fully paved and accessible to hikers of all levels and capabilities. Keep in mind that the arch itself is not fenced off, so exercise caution. Add Devil's Bridge Trail to your Sedona travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Sedona online trip planner.
Devil's Bridge Trail reviews
Parking area is small. Try to get there early or perhaps utilize the shuttle service near-by. Do some research to be prepared for that. Hiking is good, but you do end up on a 4 wheel drive only...
Parking area is small. Try to get there early or perhaps utilize the shuttle service near-by. Do some research to be prepared for that. Hiking is good, but you do end up on a 4 wheel drive only... more »
I really liked the hike up to Devil's Bridge. It was fairly easy at first, a bit of elevation gain and some scrambling at the end. Is it worth it despite the crowds? Absolutely. Go, for sure. If..... more
I really liked the hike up to Devil's Bridge. It was fairly easy at first, a bit of elevation gain and some scrambling at the end. Is it worth it despite the crowds? Absolutely. Go, for sure. If..... more »
First of all, this is a beautiful hike. It took us a bit longer than we expected though. I had read it was about 1.8 miles but didn’t realize that was 1 way so we were not as prepared as we should have been. In total we walked about 4.5 miles. Bring water and snacks with you and you will be fine. We are pretty physically fit but being from Florida, we are not used to the elevation so we did have to sit down a take a few breaks. There are some areas especially towards the top where you have to do some steep steps up rocks to get to. People carrying kids or less physical endurance were struggling but it was doable. The end of the trail when you get to Devils Bridge was a victorious feeling beautiful. There was a line to take photos of you standing on the bridge. We waited about 20 minutes and decided to head back because there was no sense of urgency in these people taking pictures which was just kind of annoying to us and we were standing on the edge of a cliff waiting. Again, had we been better prepared with more water or a snack we may have had the patience to wait around.
Wonderful short hike (~1.8 miles one way) with an iconic land bridge at the end! Overall relatively easy trail with the last quarter mile being a little steeper, requiring some very light “bouldering”. Parking is limited within the lot at the trail head but there were plenty of spots on the road right outside of the lot entrance.
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