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Great hike & great views! To start, parking lot was full and so was much of the on-street parking but we all found spots relatively quickly! Walking up, there was a mountain rescue going on (remember to be careful hiking) and we started up the Mormon Trail! Hiking with a cold made the climbs a bit difficult and it was steeper then I had expected but nevertheless, there were amazing views, tons of wildflowers and the top part of the loop was very pleasant and enjoyable! Overall, a great hike :)
I did soldiers pass to brins mesa to Jordan's trail. There are absolutely stunning views all along the way. I didn't realize it was a side trail to get to the arches, so I missed those. The trail is hard to follow in some areas. I can across a family that had gone astray. There are several dry creek beds that can look like the trail, so just be mindful. I also didn't realize that the gate does not open until 8am, so if you are an early bird like me, hold off a bit.
This was a fun trail to hike, not much elevation but pretty views looking out towards the Salt River. When I hiked it there were a lot of mountain bikers. We didn't even see another hiker until we were finishing the trial. Because of that, I don't know if I would do this hike again. It's frustrating to have to stop a couple of times a mile to let people pass.
Other than that, this is a well maintained trail. It would be good for families and trail running. Easy to follow, nothing too technical.