Devil’s Bridge Hike
We try to mix it up so we aren’t riding bikes every day and luckily there are a few hikes we want to do in the area. Devil’s Bridge is the largest natural sandstone arch in Sedona. You can do the hike a few different ways. We didn’t want to walk up a road for a couple miles, so we started from Mescal parking lot and hiked out Chuckwagon to the trail. It was weird hiking a trail I’ve mountain biked on. But that ends at the wilderness area and bikes aren’t allowed on the climb up to Devil’s Bridge. Everything is pretty easy until the last bit where you climb up steep rock stairs. I kept reading reviews of how busy it is out on the bridge but we must have timed it just right because there weren’t that many people. It really is a cool natural rock feature.
Old Post Loop
New to us trails! Today we mountain biked quite a few trails we hadn’t done before and had our first failure. Old Post Trail is a nice climb and we looped it together with Herkenham, Scorpion and Pyramid Trails and then headed back out and rode the Airport Loop . First the good, everything except Airport Loop. I loved Scorpion and the black diamond rated Pyramid Trail, though I did have to walk a couple sections of Pyramid. The views were interesting at every turn. The Airport Loop started off fine, very challenging with rocks everywhere, but rideable still. Then it turned to unrideable and we turned around. Going back down was SUPER fun though. We ended the day on Ridge Trail and where happy to head back to camp for beer day. The only different beer we had yesterday was the Boat Shoe Hazy IPA from Karl Strauss. It was appropriately juicy and hey, I like the name.