Broken Arrow

Coconino National Forest, Arizona

Distance2mi
Elevation Gain1,009ft
Trailhead Elevation4,282ft
Top4,624ft
Elevation Min/Max4282/4624ft
Elevation Start/End4282/4282ft

Broken Arrow

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. This trail connects with the following: Little Horse, Hog Wash, Twin Buttes, High on the Hog and Submarine Rock.

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."

"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."

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5/29/2017
not for the faint of heart. this starts out not so bad but has some progressively harder rock step that are challenging but very fun. i highly recommend this trail but not for first time off roaders. i would give this 6 stars if i could.
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5/1/2012
Great trail to learn your skills on for "newbies" Did it in a stock 2012 Rubicon. Great views.
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7/23/2010
Great trail with lots of fun challenges! Kids loved it, wife was about to pull the grab handle off the dash once or twice Tight but manageable for an H2. Lots of fun but know where your corners are!
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7/10/2010
Great trail for a Jeep. Best to stay in 4L. 1 or 2 technical spots.
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3/13/2010
Great views all along trail. Stairs weren't difficult, definitely need to have some ground clearance to get to some of the more fun areas. Only downside is the trail is full of Jeep tours.
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12/1/2007
A farily short trail but the views are great even in the rain.
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11/19/2007
Had a awesome time, great views and a challenging trail. Highly recommend this one.
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11/7/2007
Beautiful, but short trail. Minimal offroad skills necessary. Vehicle needs to be properly equiped.
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5/26/2006
The scenery on this trail is simply breathtaking! There are a couple of places where a stock truck will have some trouble (one large ledge by the mini Lion's Back, and a couple other ledges). Downhill, 'The Steps' are cake. Air down your tires, enjoy the scenery. Don't forget to stop and check out Submarine Rock.
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9/5/2005
Drove trail all the way up and down including "the stairs" with a bone stock 2005 dodge ram 1500 with the off road package. very well marked and easy to follow. Pink jeep tours are EVERYWHERE!Trail is narrow so for full size trucks..expect deep scratches! Red rocks are amazing! we stoped to picknic at chicken pointe.
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Trail Information

Coconino National Forest
Nearby City
Coconino National Forest
Parks
Coconino National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Sedona, Munds Mountain
Local Maps

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Aug 2018