Soldier Pass Trail

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#3 of 117 trails in Coconino National Forest
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Soldier Pass Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sedona, AZ that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.0 miles 574 feet Out & Back
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Hide Map

There are two trailheads that you can use to get there. Both are accessed by 89A. To get to the closest trailhead to Soldier Pass trail is by turning North on Soldier Pass Road to its conclusion. At the other trailhead you will need to take Jordan Road to its end, then hike either Jordan trail or Brins Mesa to get to Soldiers Pass. Both trailheads require a Red Rocks Pass. There are machines to buy a pass at both places.

Angela Roach
5 days ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Great hike and view of sedona!

Angela Roach
5 days ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Great hike. The view at the end was incredible.

Rob Heisterman
7 days ago

2 Completed0 Reviews

Did loop that includes Brin's Mesa and Cibola Pass. Good views and not to difficult. Minor rock scramble but moderate difficulty at worst. The Arches are about 1.3 miles in on the Soldiers trail on the right side. There's an obscure trail that will go over to them but it isn't marked. There's not really a "cave" per se but a cool deep arched formation. Brin's Mesa trail doesn't get you near the arches from the back side at all.

Christine Mahon
1 month ago

24 Completed13 Reviews

Disappointed that we couldn't find the cave. The 7 sacred pools were buzzing with flies. Overall it's a good trail tho - the sinkhole was very cool.

Ryan Read
1 month ago

4 Completed0 Reviews

Easy hike. Went out 2 miles and the views are some of the best around (imho). The trail has plenty of shade and nothing difficult. Great for family with kids.

Jon Baylor
1 month ago

2 Completed0 Reviews

Nice easy hike. Plenty of shade on trail. Can't beat the views.

Kirsten Chesney
1 month ago

41 Completed0 Reviews

Joey Meisenheimer
1 month ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

This trail was amazing. Did the loop and connected with brins Mesa trail which then connected to a trail looping back to the soldiers pass parking area. This trail had it all. A sinkhole, caves, amazing vantage points, cliffs, forested areas and everything in between. Bring a windbreaker Bc wind picks up coming through the valley. Highly recommend this trail to anyone

DeMil Stirling
1 month ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Very Beautiful and the weather was terrific

Robin F.
2 months ago

The hiking was amazing!! Amazing views, great passable identifiable trails!! We went early around 8:45 and hiked the loop. Very few ppl at the start, but more when we looped back. Recommend this travail if you like a little wilderness in your hike!

Mark Goldberg
2 months ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Asked the hotel for a recommendation for some easy to moderate hiking trails and they suggested this trail. Went at 830am on a Wednesday in mid Feb so not real crowded. 57 and cloudy. Perfect day and perfect trail for us!

Collin Moore
3 months ago

18 Completed2 Reviews

Ken Troxel
3 months ago

7 Completed4 Reviews

This is for 4x4. Good trail and slightly challenging for newbies. Just be advised, the 4x4 trail is blocked about half way in so you only get about a mile of off road. Still your able to access 7 pools, but for the distance you might as well walk it. Be ready for massive crowds.

Chrissy P
3 months ago

10 Completed5 Reviews

Michael Pleasants
4 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Very pretty. Great rock formations.

DC Calderon
4 months ago

13 Completed9 Reviews

Best place ever!!

Margaret Iwanicki
6 months ago

7 Completed1 Reviews

We took Brins Mesa trail to the junction with Soldiers Pass trail, then hiked down Soldiers Pass to Jordan trail and from there to Cibola trail. We took almost 3 hours round trip with stops for snacks, drinks, conversations, etc. The scenery was fabulous and the trail, while hilly and rocky at times, was easily handled. Boots and poles recommended, especially on the descents.

Joey Vega
6 months ago

5 Completed1 Reviews

Awesome trail!

Cole H.
6 months ago

Starts out well marked, then not so well as you go. Steep climb towards the top. Best views you will find anywhere.

Karie Nahas
7 months ago

22 Completed2 Reviews