Broken Arrow Trail
Broken Arrow Trail is a 4.5 km hiking and off-roading trail in Sedona that sees many visitors thanks to its awe-inspiring views. It’s easily the best off-roading trail in Sedona, but the shared nature of the trail means foot traffic can enjoy it as well. The foot track and the Jeep track are separated, so you won’t need to directly avoid vehicles. You may still have to share with mountain bikers, so stay aware.
This trail is suitable for most skill levels and children should be able to complete it. As with all hikes in Sedona, bring plenty of water if it’s hot outside!
This trail shows off Submarine Rock, Chicken Point, and the Devil’s Dining Room sinkhole. Bring a camera and try to come early to get some of the viewpoints to yourself!
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Route Description for Broken Arrow Trail
Broken Arrow Trail is regarded as one of the best Jeep trails in Sedona, but the scenery makes it a must-do for hikers, too. Thanks to the split between the Jeep tracks and hiking tracks, all sorts of users can enjoy this trail. It’s also popular with mountain bikers.
This trail climbs gradually up a valley lined by sheer red cliffs and buttes. It ends at Chicken Point, a popular viewpoint with views to Oak Creek Village, Sedona, and the mountains beyond. The fascinating rock formations of Sedona are on full display on this trail, making it an excellent pick for those who want to surround themselves in this one of a kind desert scenery.
This trail gets quite busy, so we recommend arriving early. You’ll also want to pack plenty of water, especially if you're hiking in the warmer months. This trail is exposed to the sun and can get hot.
Begin from the trailhead at the end of the road. The parking lot is very small, so some hikers walk in from further into town. The trail is wide and easy to follow and is marked by cairns anywhere it might become hard to follow.
Head along the south side of the OHV track, crossing the base of a sandstone butte. You’ll curve around a spur in the OHV track to Devil’s Dining Room, a sinkhole of up to 27 m. Check out the sinkhole, staying firmly on the outside of the fencing for safety.
From the sinkhole, you’ll want to keep straight at a junction with the trail to Submarine Rock, although you’ll be able to see the rock on this trail. Climb over rolling sandstone slopes, looking for Mushroom Rock on your left.
Hiking with East Twin Butte on your right, you’ll soon make it to Chicken Point, which is often quite busy but still worth a stop to take in the view.
This is the end of the road and where you’ll turn back. However, you’re now a short hike away from the Chapel of the Holy Cross on Chapel Trail if you round Christianity Spire to Chapel Trail. If you’ve still got some energy and want to see one of Sedona’s top architectural wonders, make the side trip.
The Chicken Point viewpoint is the turnaround point on this trail, and it’s a spectacular place to take in the iconic red sandstone rocks of Sedona. Gibraltar Rock stands before you, as does Courthouse Butte, Bell Rock, Lee Mountain, and Munds Mountain. This viewpoint is popular with hikers, bikers, and pink Jeep tours as well. Bring a camera and come early to beat the crowds!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do you park for Broken Arrow Trail?
There is a small lot for hikers at the end of Morgan Road. If this lot is full, you can park further into town and walk to the trailhead.
Do you need a Red Rock Pass for Broken Arrow Trail?
Yes. You can grab a pass at the trailhead kiosks.
Insider Hints for Broken Arrow Trail
- Bring plenty of water for this hike. It’s unshaded and can get quite hot.
- Get here early to secure parking.
- Need a refreshment after your hike? Stop into the Sedona Sweet Cider stand next to Highway 179.
Getting to the Broken Arrow Trail Trailhead
The trailhead for Broken Arrow Trail is at the end of Morgan Road.
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