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Brins Mesa Trail
Soldier Pass South Trailhead - Heading Up
Jordan Trail Heading East
Cibola Pass & Jordan Trail Heading West

The Sphinx - Seen form the western part of Jordan Trail

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
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Jordan Trail to Cibola Pass Trail Ending at Brins Mesa Parking Lot  


These two trails will lead a hiker from Devil's Kitchen Sinkhole to Brins Mesa parking lot.

For more information go to the U.S. Forest Service Website.

The Trail can be divided into two segments:

  • Jordan Trail (outlined Green on the maps below) is joined which Leads to the Devil's Kitchen Sinkhole - Approximately 0.3 Miles

  • Cibola Pass Trail (outlined Yellow on the maps below) Approximately a one mile hike with a 250 foot elevation to Brins Mesa parking lot.

Aerial Map of Jordan and Cibola Pass Trail

Topographic Map of Cibola Pass (Yellow) and Jordan trail (Green)

Trailhead for Jordan Trail by Devil's Kitchen Sinkhole

Trailhead - Jordan Trail - Devil's Kitchen Sinkhole

Jordan Trail near Devil's Kitchen Sinkhole.

Jordan Trail by Devil's Sinkhole

The Sphinx Rock Formation can be seen from this portion of the trail.


The Sphinx - Seen form the eastern part of Jordan Trail

The Sphinx - Close Up View.

The Sphinx Rock Formation - Close Up View

Heading east, just pass Devil's Kitchen Sinkhole.

Trailhead Jordan Trail

The small knoll on the horizon separates Cibola Pass Trail which will travel to the left (North) of the knoll and Jordan Trail which will go to the right (South) of the knoll. Cibola Pass Trail branches off (to the left) of Jordan Trail at the base of the knoll.  

Jordan Trail

Jordan Trail

Hiking toward the base of the knoll.

Jordan Trail

View to the East.

Jordan Trail

Jordan Trail

Jordan Trail

Jordan Trail before Cibola Pass Trailhead

Jordan Trail

Trail Junction with Cibola Pass Trail. 

Cibla Pass Trailhead

Trail Branches:

At the trail Junction, the trail to the left is Cibola Pass Trail (blue arrow picture below).  Jordan Trail leads to the right (red arrow). Note the sign designating this as a wilderness area. Cibola Pass is a shorter trail and has much better views.

If one takes the right hand trail (red arrow), you will travel one mile to Jordan Trail's junction with West Park Ridge Drive and the old Brins Mesa Parking Lot (view pictures from this part of the trail). At the junction, you will have to hike for approximately 0.4 miles North (to the left) along the portion of Jordan Trail which is next to the road to reach the new Brins Mesa Parking Lot. This is a longer trail back to the new Brins Mesa Parking Lot, and is not aesthetically pleasing, taking you by a power station and utility lines.

Trail Junction


View to North.

Cibola Pass Trail - View to North

Cibola Pass Trail

View to North as one ascends to the top of the pass.

View to North before reaching top of pass.

Cibola Pass Trail

Looking back towards the West. Note Chimney Rock which can be seen on the horizon.

Cibola Pass Trail

Looking North from the top of the pass.

Cibola Pass Trail- View to North

Cibola Pass Trail

Looking East from the top of the pass.

Cibola Pass Trail - View to East

Hiking down East side of pass.

East side of Cibola Pass Trail

Trail starts to flatten as one enters Mormon Valley.

Cibola Pass Trail


Cibola Pass Trail

Do not go onto the old Cibola Pass Trail. A log blocks the old trail which leads to the upper right had corner of the picture. The new trail goes to the left hand side of the picture.

After a short hike the eastern trailhead is reached at the Brins Mesa Trailhead. (Blue arrow shows the end of Cibola Pass Trail.) 

Continuation of Hike:  To Brins Mesa Parking Lot and Birns Mesa Trailhead 

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