We have been having such beautiful weather for a while now and Ed and I decided to do a day trip to Sedona for some hiking and picture-taking. So, we woke up at 4:30am and stopped for a quick breakfast on the way up to Sedona. It’s only 1 ½ hours away from our vacation rental at Troon North (www.breovacationrentals.com). We stopped for some photos and then headed to our first stop – Devil’s Bridge.
It was a great hike…moderate in level…and so, so beautiful. It was well worth getting up that early (says the gal who is NOT a morning person) to see this site. And the road to get there…WOW, was it ROUGH. But it was SO worth it! All in all, it was a 2 mile hike and we were ready for lunch at the end of it. But when you go to Devil’s Bridge, you need to walk out on the bridge. It was scarier looking than it really was…it was scarier walking over to the bridge than being on it. Check this out.
It’s gorgeous, isn’t it? But now take a look. I am on the bridge but the photos of Ed really show the bridge in its glory.
The hike was a nice one, not too hard but not too easy either. The air was so fresh and there was a hint of a pine scent. There are people hiking but it’s not super-crowded.
We then headed to lunch and then onwards to our second hike.
The second hike was Soldier’s Pass. We are not exactly sure of the distance we hiked, but we estimate it was somewhere between 3-4 miles roundtrip. We did get to see Devil’s Kitchen Sinkhole and the Seven Sacred Pools. Both were worth the hike. We never did find the Arches and next time we want to do the whole 5 mile loop hike – Soldier Pass > Brin’s Mesa > Cibola Pass > Jordan Trail. We will surely find the Arches then.
I don’t have my photos yet of this hike, but it was another great one that ended a really fun day on a beautiful, sunny Saturday in March. I will be sure to post the photos once they are processed. But here are some photos from other people, so you can see the beauty.
And here is a great photo of Jeep Rd from Ed (CEB Imagery), right next to the Seven Sacred Pools. You are allowed to drive your Jeep Wrangler on this road. It was very cool to see and it is definitely a tough road. If you drive it and make it through, you have accomplished a great feat!
Here is information on Soldier’s Pass and the whole hike:
Some more Sedona photos:
Some more of Ed’s Sedona photos (CEB Imagery):
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