Soldier Pass Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sedona, Arizona 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.
dogs on leash
off road driving
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.
Beautiful hike for the first day in Sedona.
We did the loop instead of an out and back. That included Brin Mesa and Jordan trail. 6 miles total. We did create travel log that shows a side trail that's a must see.
It's off Brin Mesa that has a great 360 view.
Spectacular views! Great trail.
Beautiful views on the way back down!
This trail was such a happy place! Soldier's Pass is perfect to see a variety of views...the Sinkhole is close to the trailhead, then the basin pools come next. The vista views are amazing! The numerous green Cyprus and juniper keep it kinda shaded. It's an uphill treck, but not too difficult. It was 2 miles to follow Soldier's Pass trail, then when I reached Brin's Mesa trail post sign, I turned around and went out the way I came. Doing this, I saw more details coming back. Overall it was 2 hours of brisk walking for a good 4 miles. I parked on a side street a block away cause there was zero available parking in the tiny lot (March)
We climbed up the Soldiers Pass Trail and turned right at the Brins Mesa Trail, taking that to the overlook. The overlook is worth the effort. Combining these trails lead to 6+ miles.