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Soldier Pass Trail

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Length


1.8 Miles 3.0 Kilometers


446' 136 m

Ascent

-12' -4 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

4,929' 1,502 m

High

4,496' 1,370 m

Low

Shared By John Maurizi

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All Clear 54 days ago
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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.

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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Jan 19, 2019
Cassie Tuholski
Dec 23, 2018
Adriel Alvarez
Oct 5, 2018
Scott W
Lovely views. No signage. 2.5mi
Sep 24, 2018
Michelle Prostrollo
May 8, 2018
Danielle Karacsonyi
Apr 15, 2018
Kevin McMunn
Mar 30, 2018
Isabella Pischner
Feb 23, 2018
hdjohnson
Short to 7 sacred pools 1mi

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  4.4 from 12 votes

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