Sedona AZ (September 19, 2018) – The Forest Service will be placing boulders along Forest Road 152, known locally as Vultee Arch Road, near Dry Creek Trailhead, on Wednesday and Thursday (Sept. 19 and 20) to better define the travel corridor for the numerous visitors it receives.
FR 152 and the Dry Creek Trailhead will not be closed while this work is being completed, however, visitors should be prepared to encounter road flaggers and experience short delays while equipment is being operated.
The Dry Creek Trailhead serves as a popular access point for visitors destined for Devil’s Bridge and the Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness. Access to the trailhead is from this one lane road and the shoulder is often used for unauthorized parking, making it impassable for larger and emergency vehicles. The frequent traffic on the sensitive soils has resulted in damaged vegetation and accelerated erosion on the side of the road.
The strategic placement of these boulders along FR 152 is intended to prevent vehicles from dangerously restricting the flow of traffic and damaging native soils.
These improvements are made possible through the excellent partnership between local Friends of the Forest volunteers and the U.S. Forest Service.
For more information please contact the Red Rock Ranger District at (928) 282-4119.