NOTE: The following summary information is to help with hike selection and is not intended to be used for hiking the trail. For your safety and enjoyment, please obtain a copy of Sedona Hiking Guide which is available here.

Summary: A hike to view some red rock arches

Challenge Level: Moderate

Hiking Distance: About 1 1/2 miles each way, 3 miles round trip

Trailhead Location: The parking area is located on Rim Shadows Road. The gate to the parking area is open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. If you get back to your car after 6:00 pm, you won’t be able to leave the parking area.

Description: Follow the Soldier Pass Trail and pass through Devil’s Kitchen and the 7 Sacred Pools. About 1.3 miles from the trailhead is a faint trail that goes up to the Soldier Pass Arches. If you continue on the main trail, you’ll reach Brins Mesa after about 2 miles.

Here’s a link to a video of the hike (

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