Description: Loop will start at Brins Mesa Trailhead, follows Brins Mesa then turns onto Soldier Pass Trail, then Jordan Trail back to Trailhead. This loop trail travels through the Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness offers lots of variety: the Devil's Sinkhole and Seven Sacred Pools and massive arches along the canyon wall along the Soldier Pass, and long views from the top of Brin's Mesa. This loop traverses a beautiful landscape and there are options for Wandering.
Difficulty: Easy, Total Distance: ~5.2 miles
Start Elevation: 4640 ft., Elevation Gain: 520 ft.
Drive Time: 2 hours, Water to Bring: 2 liters
Meeting Time/Place: Carpool: 8 am at the McDonalds just north of I-17 on Carefree Highway. Please park along wall just east of McDonalds. Trailhead Location At Jct of SR179 and SR89A in Sedona head north on 89A for 0.3 miles and turn left on Jordan Road and follow it 0.8 miles to the end at a 'T' Jct. Turn left onto Park Ridge Drive which soon becomes well graded dirt. After a short drive you'll pass the Jordan Trailhead, then the road ends at the trailhead for Brins Mesa.
Estimated Return Time: Late afternoon/early evening
Minimum Attendees Required: 3
RSVP By: Thursday, February 28, 5pm
Special Instructions: Bring snacks, water and appropriate clothing. Will stop in Sedona after hike for food. When you RSVP, please mention if you are meeting at carpool or trailhead.
Not sure what to bring? Checklists are available here.