🌎Moderate- Coconino National Forest



Elevation gain


Route type

Out & back

Get to know this 3.9-mile out-and-back trail near Sedona, Arizona. Generally considered a moderately challenging route. This is a very popular area for hiking, so you'll likely encounter other people while exploring. The best times to visit this trail are September through June. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash.

• Shuttle information: Parking at the Dry Creek Vista and the Mescal trailhead is very limited. Sedona offers a free shuttle service to the Dry Creek Vista and Mescal trailhead from a designated park-and-ride within central Sedona. The service operates Thursday through Sunday and is free and open to the general public. Also, there is no charge for parking at the park-and-ride location. For more information on shuttle schedules and locations, please visit

Learn more about DEVIL'S BRIDGE


Devils Bridge is the largest natural sandstone arch located in the Sedona area of Coconino National Forest. It's a great hike that offers breathtaking views of Red Rock country.

The trail is relatively short but it does have a steep climb at the end. The official trailhead starts along the unpaved portion of Dry Creek Road (FR 152) and requires a high clearance vehicle to access. If you don't have a high-clearance vehicle, you can park in the Dry Creek Vista parking lot, which is approximately 1 mile from the official trailhead.

Once you reach the Dry Creek Vista parking area, follow the marker for Devil's Bridge Trail. The early portion of the trail used to be a jeep trail, so it's smooth and traverses through washes filled with juniper and prickly pear cactus.

When you reach the base of the bridge, you'll continue up a natural rock staircase that offers beautiful views. You'll reach another level of stairs that will take you up to the bridge.

This popular trail is a tourist attraction, so make sure to arrive early to avoid large crowds. Many people will likely be at the top taking photos on the bridge.

Although dogs are allowed on the trail, the steps at the end are steep and may not be suitable for all dogs.

  • Official Devils Bridge Trailhead
    This starting point is only accessible if you have a high clearance vehicle. Most visitors will need to park in the parking lot located at the start of this map.
Beautiful! Start early! Line for picture in the bridge was 30 mins by 8:20 am
— Mimzy Zap
High traffic but awesome views and everyone was pretty considerate. The steep part nearest the bridge should be taken slow, it's a bunch of stone stairs but the sand makes it slippery.
— Christine Farsi
beautiful trail but hour + wait to actually go across bridge. pretty frustrating for hikers who arent trying to be influencers. gorgeous day and pretty chill hike but insanely crowded, and with a lot of tourists who dont know hiking etiquette and spent way too long getting their shots for instagram. would recomend but would leave at 3 am and not do weekend for sure! :)
— jessie jacoby