During my childhood, one of my favorite road trips within Arizona was to Sedona. It is about 2 hours away from my house and it is the perfect weekend getaway. It is known for its red rocks. Some famous attractions include Bell Rock, Devil’s Bridge, Chapel of Holy Cross, Oak Creek and GrassHopper Point. I have been to all of these destinations with both family and friends.
This past weekend, my family and I completed hiking the 5 mile round trip to Devil’s Bridge. This place has been on my bucket list for quite some time. The last time, my friend and I were unable to complete it due icy and snowy conditions. However, this time with perfect hiking conditions of 60 degrees, it was a much more doable hike.
It was definitely different than I had expected. There were lines and lines of cars with out of state license plates and there were so many hikers that we often had to wait in line just to hike up some series of stairs. At the top of the bridge, my family and I waited over an hour so that we could take pictures on the bridge.
Right before the bridge, the steps were much more steeper and I had to use all fours to make sure I didn’t trip. However, the views from the bridge were completely worth it. The bridge was not as narrow as I had imagined and my sister and I had lots of fun taking pictures on there.
While I am not sure I will hike this place again due to difficulty and wait time, it was worth the once in a lifetime experience!