Camp Verde, AZ
April 21, 2014
From Sedona, we drove about 3 miles west on 89A , turned right onto Dry Creek Road, and made another right onto Road 152...to a little piece of heaven.
The first little bit of 152 is a paved road. There is a parking area with restrooms and trailheads on the left. The paved road turns into a bumpy road rated moderate in our 4-Wheel-Drive Trail Guide. It was an easy road to traverse with only a few rocky spots. What made this short 2.7 miles to the Devil's Bridge Trailhead extra sweet were the views around every turn and over every hill.
Devil's Bridge Trail is a short 2 mile hike in and out. But don't be fooled, it is quite a workout...what it lacks in length, it makes up for in elevation gain. The trail and natural bridge are located in the Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness. It is open only for hikers...no horses, bikers, or ATVs.
The trail starts out wide. It is an old jeep trail.
We did pass by Balanced Rock...
As the trail narrows,the rocks formed natural steps to help climb up the cliff face...a total of 362 feet up! We didn't mind making a few extra stops...my camera was clicking away!
And then the "WOW!"...Devil's Bridge.
I had the whole bridge to myself!
It was a perfect day...
|I don't know what this bird is...do you? What a beauty!|
The weather in Sedona has been absolutely wonderful with cool nights and warm days. We are enjoying every minute!
Until next time, take care and...