Arizona Bucket List: 7 Epic Sedona Hikes 

Sedona, Arizona, is a hiker’s paradise – especially if you’re into bright red sandstone rocks and thriving desert greenery. All of the best Sedona hikes will have you gaping in awe at the fiery colors or the gravity-defying rock formations. 

As with any hike – especially Arizona hikes – be sure to get an early start and pack lots of water. That Southwest desert sunshine is no joke. 

Epic Sedona Hikes for Your Arizona Bucket List

Start your Sedona hiking adventure with the Bell Rock Trail. Although it’s just 0.8 miles long, this out-and-back is still rated as moderate, thanks to some scattered rock climbing sections.  

1. Bell Rock Trail

The Devil’s Bridge Trail is by far the most well-known hike in Sedona. Known for its gravity-defying red rock bridge – also known as Devil’s Bridge – this trail is a must-do on your Arizona vacation. 

2. Devil’s Bridge Trail

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As for where to start and how long your hike will be, that all depends on the type of car you have. If you have a 4WD, you can start at the Devil’s Bridge Trailhead, which will make your hike about two miles round trip. 

3. Cathedral Rock Trail

If you’re looking for one of the more challenging Sedona hikes, look no further than Cathedral Rock Trail. While this particular pathway is only 1.2 miles long, it covers about 740 feet of elevation gain, so it’s steep. 

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Throughout the hike, there are shockingly steep sections where you’ll have to use handholds to help you up. Luckily, there are also scattered plateaus, which are great for much-needed breaks. 

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