“This trail connects Sedona to Brins Mesa. You'll pass Devil's Kitchen, Seven Sacred Pools, and Soldier's Pass Arch.
— John Maurizi
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No motorized vehicles.
There is a half-mile steep and rocky section. It would be a difficult run in the summer months because of full exposure to the sun.
This trail starts at the end of Shadow Canyon Dr. in Sedona. It is commonly done as part of a loop run with the Brins Mesa Trail
where Soldier's Pass terminates. From the parking area, the trail begins to climb gradually for about .25 mile when you reach Devils Kitchen, a sink hole with a large block of sandstone balanced on the side. About another .25 mile up the trail, you'll pass a series of seven potholes carved in the sandstone by water runoff.
The trail continues uphill and begins to get steeper. About one mile from the trailhead, you can see Soldier's Pass Arch. Because of the open country, this remains in view for another half mile as the trail begins to get very steep. The arch is difficult to spot but at mid-day you can clearly see light shining on the ground behind the arch. Access to the arch can be gained from the Brins Mesa Trail
The trail begins to even out and turn back where it will end on the Brins Mesa Trail