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

"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."

"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."

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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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7/23/2009
Very friendly lots of fun. Can do it solo because it is so well travelled, you can always get help if needed.
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6/22/2008
Excellent trail for wheeling. As easy or hard as you want, depending on the line you take. Beautiful views, and lots of fun rocks.
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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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Trail Information

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

Activity Feed

Nov 2018