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Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness

Central Arizona, Arizona

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  • The trailhead is well marked after walking along the jeep road.- Devils Bridge
  • Devils Bridge Trailhead parking lot.- Devils Bridge
  • Trailhead to Devils Bridge.- Devils Bridge
  • Trail maps at the trailhead.- Devils Bridge
  • Start of the trail.- Devils Bridge
  • Start of the trail.- Devils Bridge
  • The trail begins with a gradual climb. - Devils Bridge
  • There are arrow signs throughout the trail to help navigate.- Devils Bridge
  • Absolutely beautful view of the red rocks in all directions.- Devils Bridge
  • Views from the trail. Don't forget to look up and enjoy! - Devils Bridge
  • Trail sign marking a left turn to stay on the trail. This leads to more stairs. - Devils Bridge
  • Stairs to your left immediately after the trail sign. - Devils Bridge
  • More stairs to climb.- Devils Bridge
  • Make sure to follow the trail arrows as there are a few footpaths that intersect with the Devils Bridge Trail. - Devils Bridge
  • Cairns help mark the trail.- Devils Bridge
  • Viewpoint just below the ascent to Devils Bridge.- Devils Bridge
  • Looking back on the trail. From this viewpoint Devils Bridge is to your right. When hiking forward, the bridge will be to your left. - Devils Bridge
  • The view of Devils Bridge from the trail. - Devils Bridge
  • The trail loops around, allowing access to the bridge.- Devils Bridge
  • The views from Devils Bridge are beautiful. - Devils Bridge
  • Looking back to the bridge after crossing. - Devils Bridge
  • Looking down over Devils Bridge and into the valley.- Devils Bridge
  • Looking down the four-wheel drive road from the paved parking area- Devils Bridge
  • The rocky road you'll be sharing with four-wheel drive vehicles if you chose to go that route.- Devils Bridge
  • Much exposure and wide open views at the beginning of the Chuck Wagon Trail.- Devils Bridge
  • View from the Chuck Wagon Trail.- Devils Bridge
  • Gorgeous view of the valley from a flat scenic lookout point on a perfect day.- Devils Bridge
  • One of the few steep and narrow rock staircases that can be rather intimidating.- Devils Bridge
  • One of the few steep and narrow rock staircases that can be rather intimidating.- Devils Bridge
  • Desert cactus looking east into the valley from Devils Bridge.- Devils Bridge
  • - Devils Bridge
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Beautiful views. Fun hike. Great photo opportunity.
Cons: 
Big crowds. Rough four-wheel drive roads.
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Region:
Central Arizona, AZ
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Net Elevation Gain: 
350.00 ft (106.68 m)
Parking Pass: 
Red Rock Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Fall
Total Distance: 
1.60 mi (2.57 km)
Trail type: 
There-and-back
Trailhead Elevation: 
4,626.00 ft (1,410.00 m)
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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Devils Bridge is an arch, which you are able to walk across, and it is a very popular hike near Sedona due to its short distance and picture opportunities. The road leading to the actual trailhead requires a four-wheel drive high-clearance vehicle, and the trailhead has minimal parking. However, there is paved parking available 1.1 miles from the trailhead right where the road turns to dirt. This parking area does require a Red Rocks Pass or a $5 day use fee. This parking area does provide vault toilets, whereas the trailhead parking does not. You can then hike the road to the trailhead, which is mellow but dusty. Make sure you bring plenty of water, as the road and trail are very exposed. 

You will find the trailhead to your right off the road, 1.1 miles from the paved road. For first quarter mile the trail gradually climbs through a wash. After this, the trail climbs stairs that have been cut into the landscape to help with the steep incline for the remainder of the hike. At about the half-mile point there is an obvious trail that drops down to the left; you may follow this if you would like to get a view of Devils Bridge from below. Upon the final ascent the trail levels off and you are able to see Devils Bridge to your left. Follow the trail to walk across the arch, enjoy the views, and snap some photos. Descend the same way you came, and keep an eye out for the cairns and sign arrows to help you navigate your way back to the trailhead.

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