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Soldier Pass Trail

Intermediate
 4.4 (16)

This trail connects Sedona to Brins Mesa. You'll pass Devil's Kitchen, Seven Sacred Pools, and Soldier's Pass Arch.


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1.8

Miles

3.0

KM

90%

Runnable

4,929' 1,502 m

High

4,496' 1,370 m

Low

446' 136 m

Up

12' 4 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

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No motorized vehicles.

Runner Notes

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.

Description

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.

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John Maurizi

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Photos

Devil's Kitchen sinkhole is definitely worth checking out!
Jul 7, 2017 near Sedona, AZ
Enjoy this view looking southeast from the Soldier Pass Trail.
Jul 7, 2017 near West Se…, AZ
Early morning reflection in one of the Seven Sacred Pools on the Soldiers Pass Trail
Nov 24, 2019 near Sedona, AZ
Looking SE
Apr 1, 2021 near Sedona, AZ
Soldier Pass Arch stands in the distance from the Soldier Pass Trail.
Jul 7, 2017 near West Se…, AZ
This is the trail junction of the Jordan Trail and Soldier Pass Trail.
Jul 7, 2017 near Sedona, AZ

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Aug 23, 2020
Ted Milburn
May 30, 2016
Amy White
Did loop highlighted on map starting at Jordan Road trailhead. 4.9mi — 1h 20m