Brins Mesa Trail To Jordan Cibola Pass Trail

MODERATE 256 reviews

Brins Mesa Trail To Jordan Cibola Pass Trail is a 7.4 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
7.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,056 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
12 days 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
15 days 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.

16 days ago

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

hiking
18 days 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
1 month 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
2 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.

2 months ago

great hike! is moderate not easy.

2 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.

3 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.

3 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
3 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.

3 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.

4 months ago

Dope

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

4 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
4 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 .

hiking
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months ago

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

hiking
7 months 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.

8 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?

9 months ago

very beautiful and nicely moderate. love it

hiking
9 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
10 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
11 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
11 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.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

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.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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

hiking
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Rugged trail at times, but worth the views.

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