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Soldier Pass Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.5 (14)

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

Point to Point

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°)

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No motorized vehicles.

Description

This trail starts at the end of Shadow Canyon Dr. in Sedona. It is commonly done as part of a loop hike 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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  4.5 from 14 votes

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Enjoy this view looking southeast from the Soldier Pass Trail.
Jul 7, 2017 near West Se…, AZ
Devil's Kitchen sinkhole is definitely worth checking out!
Jul 7, 2017 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
Seven Sacred Pools
Mar 18, 2015 near Sedona, AZ
Keep your eyes peeled for this junction with the Soldier Pass Trail and Brins Mesa Trail.
Jul 8, 2017 near West Se…, AZ

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Oct 19, 2020
Stephen Bafford
Mar 1, 2020
Ash Smith
8mi — 4h 00m
Feb 24, 2020
Karen Ashby
0.9mi
Dec 28, 2019
B Hawkins
Beautiful snowy day — 3h 05m
Jun 1, 2019
Marissa Leff
11h 10m
May 18, 2019
Inessa Martin
May 18, 2019
Marie Alvarez
Devils Kitchen Sink Hole & Seven Enchanted Pools
Apr 25, 2019
Phillip Evanski