We didn’t get in as much hiking as we’d have liked due to rain and mud but we definitely still managed to get on several trails; both jeep and hiking trails. We tackled both Devil’s Bridge and Vultee Arch hikes on day one. To get to both we drove the jeep along Vultee Arch road which is only meant for high clearance vehicles. Our last day we spent taking a journey out to another mountain and up to a beautiful red rock rim. Check on the video at the end of this post!
The first hike was to Devil’s bridge which is a popular hiking destination. At the end of the trail you have a great view of the bridge and can walk along the top of the bridge.
It’s rated as moderate but is not long with the caveat you can drive to the trail head. If you do not have a high clearance vehicle you can park near the paved road and walk the additional mile.
The trail was more easy than moderate until the end; you hit a few rock stairs.
Vultee Arch Trail
Our 2nd hike was a surprise. I knew it followed a creek and at the end we should glimpse an arch. However the variety of what we saw along the 3.6 miles round trip made for an intriguing yet fairly easy walk.
The hike is rated as moderate but being a very slow ascent was pretty easy. We did encounter two areas with trees down. One we were able to get around and the other, Steve did some clearing for us. It also stated this was heavily trafficked trail, however for us, it was obvious with the snow that we were the first hikers on this trail in a week.
Vultee Arch Road
Vultee Arch road is for OHV or high clearance vehicles. It is rough with some decent ledges to crawl over and a long 4 miles of going slow. Nice scenery overlooking some of the mountains on the way out.
Powerline & Forest Road 761
The rain did commence to come down over two nights and a day in the middle of the week. Once it had cleared, we made our way out to the Powerline jeep trail. Deciding to deviate, we side tracked onto forest road 761 to take ourselves up to a very cool ridge line. We got a little dirty.