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Looking Up (North) along Soldgier Pass
Looking Up (North) Soldier Pass

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.  

Soldier Pass Trail

Topographic Map of Soldier Pass Trail

     

Facing downhill, Soldier Trail is to the right (east) and leads to the Seven Sacred Pools.

You are approximately:

  • 1.2 miles from the parking lot,

  • 1.0 miles from Devil's Kitchen and Jordan's Trail.

  • 0.75 miles from the Seven Sacred Pools.  

   
Soldier Trail to the East 

Facing downhill, the Jeep Trail is straight ahead and to the left.


Jeep Trail

Soldier Pass Trail heading south toward the Seven Sacred Pools.


Soldier Pass Trail South

 


Mid Soldier Pass Trail heading south


Mid Soldier Pass Trail heading south toward the Seven Sacred Pools

A rocky part of the trail is encountered which traverses a small stream.


Soldier Pass Trail Rocky Part

The trail heads uphill.


Soldier Pass Trail Up Hill

A stone staircase is encountered which my require a small climb.  I was able to traverse this section standing up.


Soldier Pass Trail Rocky Part - Small Climb

Turing around and looking in the opposite direction one can see Soldier Pass on the right side of the horizon.


Looking Up the Trail

Lower end of  Soldier Pass Trail heading south towards the Seven Sacred Pools.


Soldier Pass View South Toward the Seven Sacred Pools

Lower Soldier Pass Trail looking east.


Lower Soldier Pass Trail looking northeast back up the trail and canyon.


Lower Soldier Pass Trail Looking Northeast

Lower Soldier Pass Trail looking Southwest.


Lower Soldier Pass Trail Looking Southwest

Towards the west, a curious rock formation which looks like a standing man can be seen.


Soldier Pass - Man Rock Formation

This pictures shows the crevice which holds the Seven Sacred Pools.  Hikers can be seen on the west sided of the crevice next to the jeep trail. 
   


Seven Sacred Pools - Crevasse

Looking east, the seven sacred pools can be seen.  In the upper right hand corner of the picture is the trail leading to the Devil's Kitchen Sinkhole.  In the upper left hand corner is the continuation of the Solider Pass Trail up the canyon.

Note:  Soldier Pass Trail is on the east side of the creek bed.  The Jeep Trail is on the west side. 


Seven Sacred Pools

Lower Solder Pass Trail leading to Devil's Kitchen Sinkhole.


Solder Pass Trail To Devil's Kitchen

 


Final Leg of Soldier Pass Trail

View looking west from lower part of Soldier Pass Trail.


View West from lower part of Soldier Pass Trail

A closer view of the above rock formation.


View West from lower part of Soldier Pass Trail

View east from lower part of Soldier Pass Trail.


View East from lower part of Soldier Pass Trail

A closer view of the above rock formation.


looking East from lower part of Soldier Pass Trail.

A sidestream traversing Soldier Pass Trail.


Solder Pass Trail Side Stream

Trail maker on Soldier Pass Trail leading from the Upper Northwest Corner of Devil's Kitchen Sinkhole.


Trail Marker Northwest Corner of Devil's Kitchen

Looking back up Soldier Pass.  The Devil's Kitchen Sinkhole on the right side of the picture.  The jeep trail leading up the canyon is on the left side of the picture   


Devil's Kitchen Sinkhole and Jeep Trail Leading Up Soldier's Pass

Devil's Kitchen Sinkhole looking east.  


Devil's Kitchen Sinkhole Standing on West Side.

Devil's Kitchen Sinkhole looking southeast.


Devil's Kitchen Looking Southeast

Devil's Kitchen Sinkhole looking north.



The Sphinx Rock formation - Looking North


The Sphinx Rock Formation

The Sphinx Rock formation and Devil's Kitchen sinkhole - Looking North


The Sphinx Rock Fromation and Devil's Kitchen Sink Hole.

Below (south) of the sinkhole is a trail sign for the Jordan Trail Trailhead which goes to the east.  Continuing another 1/4 mile to the south will take one across the main creek gorge of Soldier Pass and to the Soldier Pass Parking Lot.    
  


Jordan Trail Trailhead


Go To:  Brins Mesa Parking Lot via Jordan Trail and Cibola Pass Trail