Brins Mesa Trail To Jordan Cibola Pass Trail is a 7.4 mile heavily 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
7.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,056 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no shade

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
4 days ago

When you get to the trail head it will fork off , go right! I have done both ways and the views are best when you go counter clock wise. Be warned you will have a nice up hill right off the bat that will keep you thinking " I'm I there yet?!" Once the up hill battle is over the hike will get easier. This hike will take you to beautiful views of Sedona. Also if you do the full loop you can see Soldiers Arches, Devils sink hole and Seven Sacred pools. Dog friendly hike as well :)

Amazing hike. We found the arch and cave off to the left when hiking down soldiers pass trail. So epic.

12 days ago

fun hike with friends. heavily traveled.

17 days ago

Excellent hike with beautiful views from the mesa.

18 days ago

Great trail. Definitely go counter clockwise from Brinns trailhead. The map in the app is incorrect in one section. The trail (as marked in the app) goes up to Soldiers Pass on what is now intended as a closed trail. The actual connected is up the hill past the marked junction.

1 month ago

Thank goodness for this APP! We started out on Brins Mesa and it was absolutely beautiful. All the way to the top where it levels out, almost like your on a prairie. Planned on coming back down through Soldiers Pass to Jordan’s pass to Cibola Pass, but forgot to take Jordan’s Pass

hiking
1 month ago

First of all we parked in the Brins Mesa Trailhead. There were a few cars but the lot was definitely not full. We set out at about 11:00 am on Brins Mesa, connecting with Soldier's Pass, Jordans Trail and Cibola Pass to get back to the car around 3:15. We took our time hiking the trail as we were in no hurry and wanted to take in all the scenery around us. The views on this hike were spectacular. From the top of the mesa to walking through the valley, each view held its own beauty. The distance for the complete trip was around 7 miles. A little climbing up to the mesa and then again as you walk the Cibola Pass trail back to the car. However, slow and steady I did not find this hike to be difficult. This was a great hike and would suggest it to anyone willing to take a medium length hike at a moderate pace.

1 month ago

The hike up to the plateau was great. The views were awesome! The only drawback on this trail is when doing the loop, the trail is NOT marked at all! And I mean NOT at all. To make matters worse, the trail st the top of the loop heading down soldiers pass was completely washed out! We got out by using god on our cell phone!
It is beautiful, but would suggest using the short cut across toSoldiers Pass until the trail is back!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. Not too hard, shade, beautiful scenery.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful views! Highly recommend wearing hiking boots since there is a lot of loose rocks. Highly recommend this trail. Tip: if you want to start at Soldier’s Pass get there early as the parking lot is tiny. Recommend parking at Brins Mesa trailhead.

2 months ago

A new favorite trail of mine - spectacular views and several different route options when combined with Cibola Pass and Jordan.

2 months ago

Beautiful trail, but very busy even on a weekday.

hiking
3 months ago

This is a wonderful hike - great views as you meander among the red rocks. Lots of agave and other cool plants to look at too. Very picturesque. We did about 6 miles total (so not the full 7.4) because it was hot and we were hiking mid-day. There were a few people on the trial but otherwise it was quiet and all you could hear were the birds and an occasional lizard scuffling along.
There was only one challenge incline portion of the trail (I would estimate .5 miles in length) - otherwise it had gentle inclines/declines.

hiking
4 months ago

Excellent hike, start early if in the summer due to heat. Good views, some shade for about 2/3 of the route. Trail goes right by a large sinkhole near the end, which was pretty sweet to check out.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice moderate difficulty hike. Principal advantages include:

-Less crowded than better known trails (West Fork, Cathedral, etc).
-Very doable yet yet intermittently challenging with short sections of elevation gain.

Tip: stop at the Sedona Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center to buy your 5.00 parking pass. The trailhead is only about a from here.

4 months ago

Beautiful changing scenery. Great views. Some good elevation but not too difficult. Go early in the summer. Half shaded.

hiking
4 months ago

Some parking at the trailhead, get there early. Initial uphill turns into a nice flat walk that is exposed until you get towards the creek bed. Some great views looking down into the valley. Halfway point is another road, didn't see anyone there, but made for a good place to fuel up before finishing the hike,

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful Hike. 1st time in Sedona and did this as a 2nd day hike.The Brins Mesa trail was by far the least crowded and more flat because it has a mesa. As you circle back to soldiers pass/Jordan/Cibola it got more crowded. However the we found the scenery to be the best of the entire hike on soldiers pass (wonder why it more crowded :-). I would definitely do this hike again an begin even earlier in the day (we started at 8am MT) to explore Vulte Arch. It's the only access to that trail.

hiking
6 months ago

My top pick for the best day hike in Sedona. If you only have one day here, I'd suggest this one. If you do the full trail you get to see some cool features like the 7 sacred pools. Also has a decent elevation gain so there's gorgeous scenic views. Definitely a moderate hike- nothing technically challenging but could be strenuous if you're not in great shape. However, the climbs come in short spurts with long, flat portions in between so it's not a constant climb.

6 months ago

great hike! is moderate not easy.

6 months ago

Great hike. If you do the entire loop you'll get to see the 7 Sacred Pools and the Sinkhole. Once on Jordan Trail keep an eye out for bikes.

7 months ago

We planned on just soldiers pass but by 8:25 the tiny lot was full. So we went to this trail head instead. For $5 parking there is a restroom and great views to add to the total hike. I suggest reserching the arches and know where the unmarked trail is so you can see all that this trail has to offer.

7 months ago

My favorite hike so far in Sedona. Nice elevation. Great variation, vegetation and views (the 3 V's). Dog loved it. Periodic natural shade along the trail. Great day. Great hike.

hiking
7 months ago

Amazing trail, high elevation but really worth it, because the views are stunning. We did the rout from Brins-Soldier pass-Jordan-Cibola which was great and seems to be a little bit easier then doing it the other way around.

7 months ago

Great trail with amazing views, easy hike with a couple of difficult climbs up. A must if hiking in Sedona. Making the full loop is definitely worth it.

8 months ago

Dope

8 months ago

This hike was amazing with absolutely beautiful scenery, lots of red rock and stunning views.

8 months ago

Wonderful walk with amazing views. Some rocky footing, but not too bad. Enough up and down to keep it interesting.

8 months ago

Fantastic hike! Make sure you make the hike up to the arches. AllTrails gps was very helpful to find the arches trail. Very steep climb but well worth it. Spectacular views all the way around this loop. We started on Brins Mesa and ended on Cibola Pass.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful hike. Parking a real problem. When we left shortly after noon people had were parking two miles down the road from the trailhead .

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