Tuesday morning we hiked to a natural sandstone bridge. The bridge is cool, but the views along the Chuckwagon Trail are expansive, colorful and surprising.
Sights: The contrast of ice next to cactus and pines growing in red dessert clay. 360 degree views of wide space rolling hills and big rock formations. A natural arch that you can walk across.
February hiking weather was perfect this day.
Directions: Take 89A to Dry Creek Road and then a rightto Devil’s Bridge trailhead.
Hike: take the jeep trail until the right turn for Devil’s Bridge, follow to the top but on the return trip cross the 4-wheel trail to Chuckwagon trail for a lengthier but spectacular walk. As evidenced in the video.
People on the trail: 42 people, 39 of which were seen after 10:00 am. Hit the trail early for easy parking, to avoid crowds and lines to cross the bridge. Alternatively, start late and meet some friendly people.
Quote of the day: “I would hike by myself if I had a dog like THAT.”