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Broken Arrow Trail

Monday, March 18, 2024

Other Names

Broken Arrow, Coconino National Forest, Red Rock Ranger District, Devil’s Dining Room, The Steps, Sedona

Last Known StatusOpen

This popular 4x4 trail is known for its spectacular views of canyons, reddish/orange colored cliffs and tall hoodoos. The trail is marked and consists of hard packed slickrock with occasional loose chunk rock. The terrain is rated as moderately challenging but there are a couple sections that are steep, rugged and narrow that might be more difficult for a novice driver.

The main staging area has limited parking so long trailers are not recommended. The area is open year-round but can get very busy, especially during weekends. Jeep tours are common and popular.

Camping is not permitted at the staging area or alongside the trail but there is a group campground located a few miles west and a few designated campgrounds north of Sedona. Reservations are recommended since sites usually fill up months in advance, especially during holiday weekends.

Also when in the area check out the several vortex sites (pockets of concentrated energy from the earth that some claim have special healing properties that increase intuitiveness.)

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Permit RequiredYesAZGFD sticker required
Dates OpenYear-Round
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedNoAll non-residents must purchase an Arizona OHV decal.
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedvehicles must stay on trail
Rule Enforcement


Miles Of Trail4
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation4250 to 4500 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has no loose dirt.None
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has little sandy areas.Little
MudThe trail has no mud after it rains.None
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has mostly rocks.Mostly
TreesThe trail has some trees.Some
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis national forest has no roads.None
ShadeThis national forest has no shaded areas.None
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has little intermediate level terrain.Little
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has no expert terrain.None


AreaMotorized Trails
LandNational Forest



Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (N)76 (928) 203-0227
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (N)76 (928) 203-0227
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (N)Rancho Sedona RV Park (928) 282-7255
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (N)Rancho Sedona RV Park (928) 282-7255
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (N)Rancho Sedona RV Park (928) 282-7255
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (N)Manzanita Campground (877) 444-6777 or (877) 833-6777
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (N)76 (928) 203-0227




Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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Nearest CitySedona, AZ
AddressMorgan Road, Sedona, AZ 86336
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Flagstaff, AZ
1) Take Hwy 89A South about 30 miles
2) Take third exit at roundabout onto Hwy 179 S, continue about 1 mile
3) Take first exit at roundabout to stay on Hwy 179 S, continue .5 miles
4) Take first exit at roundabout to stay on Hwy 179 S, continue .6 miles
5) Take third exit at roundabout onto Morgan Road, continue about 1 mile toward trailhead.


Contact InfoCoconino National Forest - Red Rock Ranger District
8375 State Route 179
Sedona, AZ 86341-0429
(928) 203-7500
(928) 203-2900


Broken Arrow Trail Photo

Broken Arrow Trail

Photo Submitted 7/6/2017 (Thanks!)

Broken Arrow Trail Photo

Broken Arrow Trail

Photo Submitted 7/4/2019 (Thanks!)

Broken Arrow Trail Photo

Broken Arrow Trail

Photo Submitted 7/4/2019 (Thanks!)

Broken Arrow Trail Photo

Broken Arrow Trail

Photo Submitted 7/4/2019 (Thanks!)

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