Getting Started Info:
Distance: 2 miles with an OHV; 4.2 miles without an OHV
Length of Time: 1 to 3 hours
Elevation Gain: 400 to 500 feet
Difficulty: Easy with one short section of steps/rock scrambling
Red Rock Pass: You will need to purchase a Red Rock Pass for this hike. The day pass costs $5 and you display it in your car window at the parking lot.
Hiking The Devil’s Bridge Trail:
In the Beginning:
To start your hike up to Devil’s Bridge, you will walk Dry Creek Road for a little over a mile. The road is used for off-roaders and Pink Jeep Tours, so please be careful while hiking! Dry Creek Road is very bumpy and rough as well, so be sure to watch your step as you make your way up it.
Now that you’ve been walking Dry Creek Road for almost 1.3 miles, you’ll finally come to what looks like a small dirt parking lot. The lot should be on the right going up towards the cliffs, Spoiler Alert: This lot is where Devil’s Bridge Trail starts. The rest of your hike will be steep and even a bit of a workout. Don’t worry, though, it’ll be worth it.
The hike from here is only be about .8 miles.
Be on the lookout for a trail fork that allows you to go left or right.
Want to go on a different type of adventure on Devil’s Bridge Trail? Take a left at this fork, and you will be presented with a view from the bottom of Devil’s Bridge! A bottom view is a popular option for hikers who don’t like heights or folks who want a different perspective for photography purposes. I have never been to the bottom; however, it’s on my list!
The Instagram Shot
If you want to see the Bridge from the “classic instagram” spot and get your Devil’s Bridge picture of you standing on it, take a right and continue your climb. This trail will eventually feature some steps made of stone that’ll bring you to the top where your hike will be complete.
The View From The Top
After some off-roading on your feet and a bit of a climb, you’ll finally make it up to Devil’s Bridge. Will you step on the Bridge? Will you not? It’s like the ultimate “choose your own adventuyre” story. (Just make sure the ending of your story is a safe one.)