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Upper Brins Mesa Trail Looking East

This website is not designed to provide directions or navigation of the trails but solely intended to give you an idea what you may see and experience on the hikes. 

Brins Mesa - Soldier Pass - Ciboal Pass Trail

Brins Mesa and Jim Thompson Trail Sign
   
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Brins Mesa Trail is a moderate hiking trail with an elevation gain of 600 feet in approximately a mile and a half climb.  The entire trail is about three miles but on this loop hike, the Soldier Pass Trailhead is reached in 2 1/4 miles.  The trail is divided into three sections.  An easy one mile hike along the floor of Mormon Canyon, a moderate hike up to the top of Brins Mesa (lots of stair stepping of rocks in this section) and finally a 3/4 mile hike on the top of Brins Mesa until the Soldier Pass Trailhead is reached.  The picture on the right shows Mormon Canyon where Brins Mesa Trail treks through the canyon and to the top of the mesa. 

 
Mormon Canyoin and Brins Mesa Trail
  

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Brins Mesa Trail 

  
Topographic Map of Eastern Section of Brins Mesa Trail.

Trail outlines disappear every 5 seconds.

For more information go the the US Forest Service Website :http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/coconino/
recreation/hiking/recarea/?recid=55246&actid=50

  
 

The Brins Mesa parking lot is located at the end of Jordan Road.  The last part of the road is dirt and gravel but well graded.  Jordan Road is off of HWY 89A in downtown Sedona. 


Brins Mesa Trailhead Parking Lot


The trailhead is located off of the gravel road just to the left of the restrooms.  The trailhead can be easily seen from the parking lot (see below right hand picture). 

Brins Mesa Trailhead

Trailhead of Brins Mesa, Jordan and Cibola Pass Trail

The trailhead leads to three trails.

  • Brins Mesa Trail - Leading straight ahead as shown in the picture on the right.

  • Jordan Trail - Leading to the left as shown in the picture on the right.

  • Cibola Pass Trail - Branches to the left at the beginning of Brins Mesa Trail. 


Trailhead Brins Mesa and Jordan Trail

Start of Brins Mesa Trail looking north..

 
Start of Brins Mesa Trail

Start of Brins Mesa Trail looking north.


 

Looking northeast on lower Brins Mesa Trail.


Brins Mesa Trail Looking Northeast

Lower Brins Mesa Trail looking East.


Lower Brins Mesa Trail Looking East

Lower Brins Mesa Trail looking northeast.


Lower Brins Mesa Trail Looking Northeast

Mid Brins Mesa Trail looking east.

Mid Brins Mesa Trail Looking East

Mid Brins Mesa Trail Looking East

Mid Brins Mesa Trail looking northeast.


Mid Brins Mesa Trail Looking Northeast

Mid Brins Mesa Trail looking south.


Mid Brins Mesa Trail Looking South

Mid Brins Mesa Trail looking north.


Starting up the steep part of Brins Mesa   The trail now ascends approximately 320 feet over 3/4 of a mile.  This is as close as one will come to a natural "Stairmaster". 


 


 


 


 


Upper Brins Mesa Trail- Almost to the top.



Flowering Agave.  This plant lives for decades and just before it dies, produces a mast with flowers.


Upper Brins Mesa Trail looking down.


Upper Brins Mesa Trail Looking Down

Upper Brins Mesa Trail looking down.


Upper Brins Mesa Trail Looking East

Looking east across Mormon Canyon and viewing the southern tip of Wilson Mountain. 
   
     


Upper Brins Mesa Trail Looking Across Mormon Canyon

Go To The Top of Brins Mesa Trail