Brins Mesa Trail To Jordan Cibola Pass Trail

MODERATE 191 reviews

Brins Mesa Trail To Jordan Cibola Pass Trail is a 7.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sedona, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

DISTANCE
7.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1066 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Flagstaff: Drive 27 miles south on US 89A to Sedona and turn west (right) on Jordan road. Follow it about a mile to the trailhead. Or continue through Sedona to Dry Creek Road, turn north about a mile to Vultee Arch Road (FR 152) and north about 2.5 miles to the Soldier's Pass trailhead. It's a mile and half hike to the Brins Mesa Trail intersection. The last 1/4 mile of Jordan Road and all 3 miles of FR 152 can be a bit rough.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail with amazing views along the way. Not many people were on the trail when I went, so it was quiet and peaceful.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. We did this combined with teacup, lizard head vultee arch and devil's bridge. Doing the full loop is a good idea if you have the legs, but the vultee arch is a bit boring. The solider pass is nice, but I think brins mesa was nicer (so if you do a big loop like we did, consider skipping soldier pass and NOT brins mesa)

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail with plenty of options to pick up other trails.

hiking
1 month ago

Your chance to view the backside of some formations that are only visible from the front. Super beautiful wide range views. It’s long, but really nice.

2 months ago

Loved this trail! Magnificent views. We just hiked north up to the mesa, and to the north side of the mesa, then returned the same way. Didn't do the loop/triangle. I think this is one of my new favorites in Sedona. A bit steep the second half, but did fine... even for an overweight guy in his mid 50's! Guessing a little over 3 miles round trip?

3 months ago

very beautiful and nicely moderate. love it

hiking
3 months ago

I’ve hiked this trail around 3-4 times so far. I haven’t done the whole trial each time but from what I have done it is pretty easy. The parking lot is somewhat big which is always nice but you do have to pay around $5 to park there. Super beautiful trail and for the most part it is easy to navigate. I definitely would recommend this trial to people who have been hiking forever but also to beginners as well.

hiking
4 months ago

The portion of the Brins Mesa Trail after the junction with the Soldiers Pass Trail is not very interesting or scenic. But the loop of Brins Mesa, Soldiers Pass, Jordan, and Cibola Pass Trails is very nice with great views. Perfect weather in mid-September.

hiking
5 months ago

Outstanding views throughout the hike. As you gain in elevation, the views become even more breathtaking. If you find yourself tiring and wondering if the view from atop Brins Mess is worth the effort, push on because it certainly is.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice trail well marked and spectacular views from the Mesa. Would do this trail again. Make sure you hike to the tan whitish/tan rock formation on the top of the Mesa for even better views.

6 months ago

We hiked the Jordan trail about a mile and a half. It was well was well marked and easy to find. It seemed like we were always in sight of a carin marker. The views were stunning, but the heat of the day was enough to cut the hike shorter than I had hoped for.

6 months ago

Not a real challenging hike, but it's Sedona so it's a beautiful hike and well worth the drive from Phoenix.

hiking
7 months ago

Rugged trail at times, but worth the views.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful views and great plant life. Not too strenuous or crowded.

hiking
7 months ago

We had a super fun time...until we got lost! Finally found out way back onto Cibola Trail and made it back to the car. I told my husband that the beginning of the climb was the stairway to Heaven. Views from the Mesa are super. Seven pools was 2 1/2 pools and some empty holes. Sink hole was very cool. Great morning hike that turned into an all day adventure for us. Great times!

hiking
7 months ago

Loved this hike!

7 months ago

Great trail! You get to see the 7 pools and the sinkhole. There were great views on both sides on the trail.

hiking
7 months ago

Great loop with beautiful views throughout. Interesting and varied terrain -- some scrambling, but not difficult. Moderate is a good overall description -- long hike, but not too challenging. Loved it!

hiking
7 months ago

Nice and reasonable up parts

hiking
7 months ago

Moderate mainly due to distance. We did the 7.4 mile trail option. If you do Brins Mesa trail there is a section that has a .5 mile section that can be considered hard. Really great scenery.

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