Broken Arrow is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Coconino County, Arizona. It is within Coconino National Forest. It is 2 miles long and begins at 4,282 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,009 feet. The Broken Arrow parking is near the trailhead.
Broken Arrow Professional Reviews and Guides
"Although fairly short, this trail has to be considered one of the best in Arizona. It is extremely fun to drive and the red rock scenery is knock-out beautiful. This is an extremely popular route and traffic can be very heavy at times. Pull-outs are provided. Do not widen the trail by trying to pull over anywhere other than the pull-outs. You may have to back up. This is also a very popular hiking and mountain biking area, so be alert and courteous at all times. If you park, hike, or stop along the route, you’ll need a Red Rocks Pass. Several large rock ledges require high ground clearance but the obstacles are not overwhelming because little articulation is required. The hardest obstacle is called “The Steps,” which is driven downhill. This obstacle is very steep and will be intimidating to an inexperienced driver; however, stock SUVs with high ground clearance should be able get down just fine. You may scrape bottom so skid plates are recommended. This trail is very well marked and easy to follow."
--Charles A. Wells, Guide to Arizona Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails (FunTreks).
"This short, easy hike follows the east base of the Twin Buttes formation, wandering through the low junipers to pass several well-known geologic oddities, including a sinkhole, the distinctive Submarine Rock, and the scenic vistas from Chicken Point."
--Tony Padegimas, Five-Star Trails: Flagstaff and Sedona (Menasha Ridge Press).
"This extremely popular short trail encompasses the best of Sedona— panoramic views, red rock formations, and a challenging 4WD trail. You won’t find solitude along this trail. It is heavily used by individuals and by Pink Jeep Tours, one of Sedona’s popular Jeep tour companies. Pink Jeep Tours helps to maintain the trail in conjunction with the Coconino National Forest. Although this trail is very short, it is extremely rugged; the main challenge comes from the extensive slickrock. The trail is best suited to small or mid-sized SUVs with high clearance. Vehicles with long overhangs will probably connect with the slickrock ledges—and vehicle underbodies bend before slickrock does. Special Attractions: Challenging and scenic sand and slickrock trail; Submarine Rock and other prominent rock formations; Exceptional views from Chicken Point and all along the trail; Devils Dining Room—a natural sinkhole. Skilled, experienced four-wheel drivers only. This trail includes very challenging sections with extremely steep grades, loose surfaces, large rocks, deep ruts, and/or tight clearances. Mud or sand may necessitate winching."
--Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson, Backcountry Adventures: Arizona (Adler Publishing ).
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