Broken Arrow Trail is an easy and popular hike on a good trail with great red rock scenery. The trail is unshaded and can be hot in summer. Begin at the signed trailhead which will direct you across the jeep road to the trail. After 200 feet, the trail bears left (south) and soon crosses a ledge at the foot of Battlement Mesa. At .6 miles, look for the fence around Devil's Dining Room Sinkhole 100 feet to the left and downhill.
Explore, then return to the trail and continue as it gradually climbs to some scenic red rock outcrops beside Twin Buttes on the right. Continue to the end of the trail at Chicken Point at 1½ miles. More great views. Return by the same route. At ½ mile from Chicken Point, take the short side path to the right signed for Submarine Rock. Walk this interesting formation, and then return by the same path to the main trail. Continue north to complete the hike of about 3½ miles (roundtrip including Submarine Rock). The adjacent roads are used by Jeep tours.
Hiking Time: 2.5 hours roundtrip
Notes: This trail is heavily used by mountain bikes.
USGS Map(s): Sedona
At a Glance
Length: 1.5 miles
Elevation: 4285 at trailhead
Location: 30 miles south of Flagstaff in scenic Red Rock Country.
GPS: N34° 50' 43.6914", W-111° 45' 23.6154"
Access: From the junction of Routes 89A and 179 in Sedona, take 179 south 1.4 miles to Morgan Road on the left (east). Go .6 miles to the end of the pavement, cross the cattle guard and continue for another 80 yards to trailhead parking on the left.