Top 3 Best Hikes in Sedona

Hiking trails are everywhere in Sedona, giving the best views of the Red Rocks.  With miles and miles of trails, the stunning beauty is around every corner.  Whether you are a seasoned hiker or you enjoy a nice walk through nature, there is a hike to enjoy.  Long, short, strenuous or easy, here is a list of some of the best hikes in Sedona.

1. Bell Rock Loop
Bell Rock is one of the most recognized rock formations in Sedona. Named for its bell shape, the views are breathtaking. The Bell Rock Loop Trail can be accessed from State Route 179, just north of the Village of Oak Creek. The Loop Trail takes you around Bell Rock, hiking to the top of Bell Rock is not recommended. Parking is available at the Bell Rock Vista parking area where a Red Rock Pass is necessary.
Length: 1.0 – 1.5 mile
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Change: About 700 feet
Parking: Limited, Red Rock Pass required

2. Courthouse Butte
Courthouse Butte Loop Trail is located near to Bell Rock and can be accessed from the Courthouse Butte Parking Area or the Bell Rock Vista Parking Lot. This hike is over 4 miles long. Not only will you be able to view Courthouse Butte but you will also have a great view of both Bell Rock and Castle Rock.

Length : 4.5 miles
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Elevation Change: 250 feet
Parking: Limited, Red Rock Pass required

3. Devil’s Bridge
Devil’s Bridge is a natural bridge that tourists and hikers flock to year round. The trail is relatively flat and easy, the jeep tour companies use the road for tours. Towards the end of the trail, there is a steep trail heading to the top where you can view the bridge. Once on top, the beauty of the area is unsurpassed. Since this is a popular destination, expect huge crowds and long lines for picture taking. Take Dry Creek Road, to the Dry Creek Trailhead parking area.
Length: 2 miles round trip
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Change: 400 feet
Parking: Limited, Red Rock Pass Required.

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