Devil’s Bridge Trail: One Epic Hike to Take

Devil's Bridge Trail | Copyright Chelsea Ives and sunkissedhiker.comDevil’s Bridge Trail in Sedona, Arizona is “one epic hike everyone should take,” according to Chelsea Alves over at Chelsea is an avid hiker and outdoor enthusiast who has a unique way of capturing the splendor and beauty of the places she visits placing the reader right alongside her.

Devil’s Bridge Trail is one of the most popular hikes in the Sedona area attracting both casual hikers and the more adventurous outdoors enthusiasts; with its natural rock staircase, fantastic views, and the largest natural sandstone arch in the Sedona area it’s easy to see why.

In one of her most recent articles, Chelsea showcased the beauty of Devil Bridge Trail, an adventure she admits was spurred on by seeing her “friend’s enviable picture of the trail on Instagram.” We thought her descriptions of the hike she took, as well as the incredible photographs taken by her – some of which are shared here – were worth the read.

As per most of her articles, she takes the reader with her as she hikes along the Devils Bridge Trail and even offers up several tips for when you take your own hike, including:

Tip 1: Devil’s bridge is one of the most popular hikes in Sedona. One yelper reported seeing 200 people during midday in the spring. If you are looking for solitude, this hike isn’t for you.

Tip 2: It may look terrifying to cross the bridge however it is about 5 feet across and 45 feet long, not quite as daunting as it appears.

Tip 3: Soak in the sweeping views from the top and then head down and get a view of the arch below. A short path leads to underneath the bridge where the trail splits.

Click Here read the rest of Chelsea’s Tips and her article about Devil’s Bridge Trail.

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Mitch Stevens has been leading hiking and backpacking outings throughout the southwest for over ten years. As a Sierra Club hiking leader, writer and photographer, he has promoted the enjoyment and conservation of our remaining wild lands. Born and raised in New York City, Mitch came to discover the great outdoors and fall in love with Arizona’s special places. Through his countless trips across the state and region, Mitch made it his mission to encourage fellow hikers and enthusiasts to protect the beauty of the desert. Now, he continues to embrace his fascination with the desert beauty by creating and leading multigenerational tours throughout the southwest. His experience coupled with his passion for the great outdoors make him a unique tour guide and outings leader.

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