Hiking is a wonderful outside activity that helps to keep us fit and healthy. Now, when you combine that with friends and family it just makes for a great day and you actually forget that you're getting some exercise.
So today we headed up the road to majestic Sedona Arizona.
Sedona's scenic red rock county is filled with fabulous rock formations. Formations with names like, Bell Rock, Cathedral Rock, Coffee Pot Rock and Submarine Rock. Today we visited Devil's Bridge. It is a natural rock bridge and Sedona's largest natural stone arch. This makes it a very popular hiking destination so when we arrived this Sunday afternoon the only available parking was in the overflow lot. We didn't mind, it just extended the typical 2 mile hike into 4 miles. Actually all the better.
Devil's Bridge is the largest natural stone arch in the Red Rocks. The typical 2 mile round trip is fairly easy with the exception of a 400 ft climb and some pretty steep natural stepping stone or should I say stone stairway just as you approach the bridge.
The kids found some rocks to play on.
My phone has a Health App that records my steps, distance and climb. After today's hike I clicked on it and discovered that I took 11,481 steps, walked 5.59 miles and climbed 31 floors, not too bad!
If you're interested, here is a YouTube of an unknown source's recent visit to Devil's Bridge.
There is so much natural beauty everywhere we turn.
I hope that you've had the opportunity to get outside and
enjoy the beauty in your neck of the woods.
To your health,