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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

     

 
The hike down Soldier Pass to the southern trailhead and parking lot is approximately two miles.   The trail is moderate but easy when going downhill with a total elevation descent of 450 feet.  

The Seven Sacred Pools are encountered in the last leg of the trail.  The trail divides at Sedona's largest sinkhole, Devils Kitchen Sinkhole, and the Sphinx Rock Formation.  Jordan trail will branch to the left and a short hike (0.2 miles) south leads to the Soldier Pass parking lot. 

The picture on the upper right shows a view looking south down Soldier Pass.

Upper Soldier Pass Trail Looking South

Note:  All trail maps are designed to give the hiker an idea what he/she will encounter.  They are not designed for navigation or to be used as a source of directions for a hike.

For more information go to the U.S. Forest Service Website. http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/coconino/
recreation/hiking/recarea/?recid=55392&actid=50

Soldier Pass Northern Trailhead off of Brins Mesa Trail.

Soldier Pass Trailhead off of Brins Mesa Trail

Upper Soldier Pass Trail on Brins Mesa.


Upper Soldier Pass Trail on Brins Mesa

Upper Soldier Pass Trail on Brins Mesa.  Looking southwest.


Upper Soldier Pass Trail on Brins Mesa

Upper Soldier Pass Trail on Brins Mesa - Looking northwest


Upper Soldier Pass Trail on Brins Mesa - Looking northwest

Upper Soldier Pass Trail on Brins Mesa - Looking southwest


Upper Soldier Pass Trail on Brins Mesa - Looking northeast

Trail starting down into soldier pass.


Trail Starting Dowin Into Soldier Pass

View of Bell Rock from the top of Soldier Pass Trail.  To the right of Bell Rock is Table Top Mountain on top of which is the Sedona Airport.  Go to Airport Loop Trail.
  


View of Bell Rock fomr the top of Soldier Pass

Upper Soldier Pass Trail looking south.


Upper Soldier Pass Trail Looking South

Upper Soldier Pass Trail looking east. 


Upper Soldier Pass Trail Looking East. 

Upper Soldier Pass Trail looking south.  


Upper Soldier Pass Trail Looking South

Upper Soldier Pass Trail looking west.  Brins Mesa is on the left side of the horizon.  


Upper Soldier Pass Trail Looking South With a View of Brins Mesa

Upper Soldier Pass Trail looking south.  


Upper Soldier Pass Trail Looking South

Soldier Pass Trail looking south - West side of canyon.


Soldier Pass Trail Looking South - West Side of Canyon

Lower Soldier Pass Trail looking south.


Soldier Pass Trail Looking South

Lower Soldier Pass Trail looking south - West side of canyon. 


Soldier Pass Trail Looking Southwest

As you hike down the trail you will come to the wilderness boundary and a fork with a trail going to the right.  This trail will take you to two arches.  The main Soldier Pass Trail goes straight ahead. 

Soldier Pass Trail - Looking east at an arch.  

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Soldier Pass Trail - Looking east at the Arch.

Lower Soldier Pass Trail in the canyon.


Soldier Pass Trail in the Canyon

The picture to the right is looking up Soldier Pass Trail (In the opposite direction of which we have been traveling).  The trail in this area is a creek bed. 

A two cable fence marks the end of the jeep trail.  You are a little over one mile from the Soldier Pass Parking Lot. 

From here the trail proceeds in one of two directions.  Straight ahead on a Jeep Trail or a footpath the left (east).   Both trails lead to the Seven Sacred Pools. 


Two Strand Cable Fence Marks the End of the Jeep Trail


Go To:  Second Leg of Soldier Pass Trail -- Heading South (Down the Pass)