Hiking Devil’s Bridge Trail in Sedona

Last weekend, I traveled to Scottsdale to visit my best pal Jason in his new Arizonian home. He showed me the fun that Scottsdale had to offer, and on Friday we traveled the two hours up to Sedona.

Now, I’ve heard many things about Sedona (mainly, “Oh, it’s sooooo pretty”), but those remarks did not prepare me for how breathtaking this town would be. With brush-stroked mountains in basically every direction, it was a gorgeous change of pace from the flat lands of Illinois.

We got to town around noon and parked right near the head of Devil’s Bridge Trail. With three options of easy, moderate, and experienced, we took the “easy” route as it was my first time hiking.

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The trail was filled (but not overcrowded) with people enjoying the sunny, 70-degree day, as they walked along with water bottles in hand (the recommendation was one gallon per person, we got away with less than that but were only doing the five-mile hike).

The midpoint began to elevate, and after a few semi-steep climbs, we were overlooking some of the most beautiful scenery I’ve ever experienced. The photos don’t do it justice so, all I can say is, get out there if you can – you won’t regret it.

I would recommend bringing:

  • Water
  • A hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Walking stick
  • Protein bar
  • Backpack

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