Cathedral Rock

   


Return To Home Page
 
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
   
 Click on Trail Map To Enlarge 


 
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.
http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino/recreation/
red_rock/north-urban-tr-east.shtml
 
 

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 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 branches. 


Cibla Pass Trailhead

Trail Branches:

If one takes the right hand trail you will travel one mile to the old Brins Mesa parking lot.   This is a longer trail, which will take you by a power station and utility lines.  At the end you will have to hike up a trail next to the road to reach the Brins Mesa parking lot.  This pass is easier, with less of a change in elevation, but considerably longer.  
Go To:  Photos From Second Part of Jordan Trail.


Instead, consider taking the trail to the left which is Cibola Pass Trail (blue arrow).  Jordan Trail leads to the right (red arrow).  Note the sign designating this as a wilderness area. 

   

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.)