Devil’s Bridge Trail
One of Sedona’s Most Popular Hikes
Devil’s Bridge is one of those Sedona destinations that everyone wants to experience. Devil’s Bridge is a natural bridge that tourists and hikers flock to all year round. The bridge makes for the perfect place for an iconic Sedona photo. Getting there is half the fun. The trail leading from the Dry Creek Vista Trailhead parking lot is relatively flat and easy, perfect for all hikers. The Jeep companies use the road for tours, so the road is well travelled.
Towards the end of the trail, there is a steep climb heading to the top where you can view the bridge. This part of the hike is considered moderate-difficult, so be prepared for an uphill scramble. Once on top, the beauty of the area is unsurpassed. During weekends and the busy season, expect huge crowds and long lines for picture taking.
The hike is about 3.6 miles round trip from the Dry Creek Trailhead parking lot. Remember to bring plenty of water with you on this trail and wear appropriate hiking gear. You can also access Devil’s Bridge from the Chuck Wagon Trail, Long Canyon Trail and Mescal Trailhead. These trails are more scenic and have some spectacular views, but they take longer to get to the bridge.
Access using the Sedona Shuttle
The Sedona Shuttle will take you from the Posse Grounds Park and Ride to the Dry Creek Trailhead as well as the new West 89A Park and Ride located by the Sedona Red Rock High School at 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road. The Sedona Shuttle operates Thursdays through Sundays and seven days a week during peak times. The bus runs about every half hour and is free for everyone. Want to know about other Sedona hikes? We have put together a list of Sedona’s best hikes.