Sedona is located in northern Arizona, the town is surrounded by red-rock buttes and pine forests. The iconic red rocks formations are pretty much everywhere however, hiking various trails will give you a close up of the majestic landscape. If you enjoy the outdoors and aren’t scared to get dirty, this is definitely a place for you. Sedona is also know for its energy vortexes and there are various trails that would lead you to those spiritual areas.
Getting To Sedona
The drive to Sedona along Route 89A goes through Oak Creek Canyon and has been recognized as one of the Top 5 Scenic Drive in America by Rand McNally. The road to Sedona is filled with bends and curves but not to worry the entire way in well paved and it is an easy drive. The scenery is breathtaking, and there is always something new to discovery no matter how many times you’ve driven on that road. The landscape filled with hues of red and brown changes according to the time of the day and season.
Below, you will find some pictures of the area but keep in mind that it is a drive worth experiencing. Pictures can give you an idea of what to expect but nothing can be compared to seeing it in person.
The Hike to Devil’s Bridge
Before embarking on this little adventure, I checked online first to have an idea of what to expect regarding the famous Devil’s Bridge. Keep in mind that I took this little getaway with my husband and my 4 years old daughter. I read somewhere that it is an easy family hike so we decided why not try it. Whoever, mentioned that it is easy for families wasn’t hiking with a fearless young child or ever had kids for that matter. Let me tell you, the hike is about 4.2 miles (6.7 km) and the entire trail is sandy, uneven and requires climbing up some very steep natural stone steps. I was astonished that my daughter didn’t complain once and walk the entire way to Devil’s Bridge and back.
Devil’s Bridge is very popular therefore, the trail is heavily trafficked and depending on the day of the week, it wasn’t easy to find a parking spot for our beloved car—Marshmallow. Once at the bridge, people wait in line to have their pictures taken. As you can see the view is magnificent from up there and the trip well worth it.
This was a spontaneous trip and I don’t get to do that as often as I would like. I’ve never been into hiking and the outdoors but this little adventure made me realize that time in nature is always well spent. We came back to the car, covered in red sand but with memories that would last us a lifetime. I hope this post gave you an idea of what to expect if you decide to visit Sedona and particularly Devil’s Bridge. Follow me on Instagram and Facebook to connect and discover other places around Arizona.
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