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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.  



Jordan Trail to Jordan Road and Old Brins Mesa Parking Lot
  

Jordan Trail is a 1.5 mile moderate trek which leads from the Devil's Sinkhole to Jordan Road and the old Brins Mesa parking lot.  It is a moderate hike with a 200 foot change in elevation.  Jordan Trail is shown in light purple on the topographic map below.   The blue trail is Cibola Pass.  

For more information go to the U.S. Forest Service Website.
http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/coconino/recreation/
hiking/recarea/?recid=54892&actid=50  
    

Aerial Map of Jordan and Cibola Pass Trail

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

Western 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 rock Formation The Sphinx Rock Formation

                        





Heading east, just pass Devil's Kitchen Sinkhole.


Trailhead Jordan Trail

The small knoll on the horizon separates Cibola Pass Trail which will go 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

Second Half of Jordan Trail

Trail branches.   
 


Cibla Pass Trailhead

Taking the branch to the right will lead you on a one mile hike to Jordan Road and the old Brins Mesa Parking Lot.    
 
 


The second half of Jordan Trail is initially flat but soon ascends in a moderate hike.

 
Second Half of Jordan Trail

Cairns mark the trail.


Cairns Jordan Trail

The trail leads east.  Note the cairn which marks the trail.


Jordan Trail Leading East


Jordan Trail

One ascends Jordan Trail using rock stepping stones.


Jordan Trail Rock Steps


Jordan Trail

Cairns mark the gentle ascent of the trail.


Jordan Trail Cairns

View to the east


Jordan Trail


Jordan Trail

View to the northeast as one descends on the east side of Jordan Trail.


Jordan Trail View to the Northeast

View to the east.


Jordan Trail View to the East

The trail then follows utility lines.


Jordan Trail Power Lines

Close up view to the east of above photograph.


Jordan Trail View to East


Jordan Trail

View to the northeast


Jordan Trail - view Northeast


Jordan Trail

The trail continues downhill.  The picture on the right shows the view to the northeast and a cairn marking the trail.


Jordan Trail - View to the Northeast and Cairns Marking the Trail

 


 


 


A small unmarked side trail (as of 5/26/2009) is seen just before the trail ends.  Presumably, this leads north to the Brins Mesa parking lot. 


The trail ends at the Old Brins Mesa parking lot on West Park Ridge Road.  There is a trail which follows the road up to the New Brins Mesa parking lot. 


Old Parking Lot - Jordan Trail

Eastern trailhead of Jordan Trail. 
    
     


Jordan Trail - Eastern Trailhead

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