"Broken Arrow" is not just a Movie - It's the Sedona-Lifestyle!

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty NRDS # 146013739

James Dray inspired me to refresh this blog which I wrote back in 2018. See his blog "Theodore Matthew Michael Kuhn Jr." to see the reason why!

I have updated the material and added an image and videos. For those who enjoy this kind of adventure, I would caution you to do some research before visiting Sedona.  Due to the influence of social media and also COVID, some jeep trails can only be accessed by permit. Trails that are open to the public can have heavy 4-wheel-drive traffic. Parking for hiking is also limited.

(April 2021) --> The Broken Arrow Trail is open.  I got that confirmed by one of our Jeep "enthusiast" friends.  

 

Broken Arrow ~ Sedona Arizona

Broken Arrow Trail

The 1950's Movie - Broken Arrow

James Stewart along with Jeff Chandler starred in this movie.  Many of the scenes were shot right here in what is now the neighborhood of Broken Arrow, Broken Arrow Vista, and Doodlebug #2. 

A REALTOR® Founded Pink Jeep!

This off-road trail was popularized by a real estate agent named Don Pratt.  He went to Waikiki Beach's pink Royal Hawaiian Hotel. He would show homes in the Broken Arrow Estates back in 1958 and founded Pink Jeep Tours using that iconic color of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. 

Pink Jeeps maintains this Broken Arrow trail. The entire trail ride takes about 2 hours or more. The red Rubicon Jeep above is my husband going down one of the steeper formations near Merry-Go-Round Rock.  All you can see out the window in a couple of areas is the ground. I decided to get out and take the picture....!

red rock Broken Arrow Trail

It's Not For The Faint Of Heart!

This is a grueling drive. The reason it takes two hours is the terrain. You can only take a jeep or similar 4 wheel drive vehicle into this area. Wider vehicles may not make it through some of the more narrow portions of the trail. The video below will point that fact out! Fortunately for the driver, my husband Rick, there are spots to check out a sinkhole and other formations like Submarine Rock where you can park and do a short hike. 

This particular trail does require a lot of skill to maneuver through the undulations. There is the "Devil's Staircase" which is hard to go down without hitting the side.  We used to take everyone who came to visit on one or two, four-wheel trail drives.  I would now recommend that our friends go to Pink Jeep for their tour! 

Here are more pics and a video that is very well done and shows what it is really like to go four-wheeling in Sedona! It is not for the faint of heart!  

The two "boys" are my sons.  This image was shot in 2005! How time flies. All these images are taken on Broken Arrow Trail. 

Broken Arrow Trail Rubicon Jeep

Broken Arrow - courtesy of Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker

Lower Image is Chicken Point with Stunning Views

Toward Big Park and Village of Oak Creek

Chicken Point Sedona Arizona

Chicken Point above is the end of the 4 wheel drive trail but mountain biking and hiking do not stop there! In fact, some major daredevil bike rides (riding the White Line) have been filmed in this area. 

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Stunning Video of Sedona 4-Wheel Jeeping! This is an accurate depiction. 

Map Broken Arrow Jeep Trail Marked

 


 

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Comments (6)

Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Sheri 

Love the Movie  Broken Arrow what a classic. Your sons are very handsome. It must be fun to travel these roads just like they did in many movies.

 

Thank you for your entry in the  Active Rain Spring Challenge 

Apr 29, 2021 10:25 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Hannah,

It is fun to recognize different scenery in some of these old movies. 

Apr 29, 2021 05:24 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Sheri.

Thanks for the mention, one just never knows what will inspire someone.

Apr 30, 2021 04:15 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Rick & Sheri, this type of "vaca" is probably not my thing, but know many are looking for this type of adventure.

Apr 30, 2021 06:27 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Sheri- while I was reading James' post I was thinking of you and this post. I remember it and it is a wonderful local post!!! And of course, the photos are amazing. 

Apr 30, 2021 01:29 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wow, I have jumped out of Airplanes and Helicopters all I can say is had I known about this 30+ years ago I would have loved doing it.... now just seeing pictures is good enough for me.... you guys are brave and fearless:)Endre

May 04, 2021 06:40 PM