Discover this 8.0-kilometer circular route near Sedona, Arizona. It takes an average of 2 hours and 19 minutes to finish this moderately difficult route. Because this is a popular region for hiking, mountain biking, and running, you'll very certainly stumble into other people while exploring. The route is available all year and is a great place to come at any time. Dogs are permitted but must be kept on a leash.
There is relatively little parking at the Soldier Pass trailhead. The city of Sedona provides a free shuttle service to the trailhead from a designated park and ride location in downtown Sedona. The service is free and open to the entire public from Thursday through Sunday. There is also no charge for parking at the park and ride facility. To learn more about This trailhead has no parking from Thursday through Sunday. You park approximately 1.2 miles away and use the Sedona Shuttle. Check the shuttle schedule for your return travel.
Additional parking is available at the Jordan trailhead and the Teacup parking lot. Hike the Teacup trail to Soldiers Pass, which adds about a mile each way.
A fantastic climb with breathtaking views. Because there is limited shade, you should bring sunscreen and water. This trail can also get rather popular; if the trailhead noted here becomes too crowded, consult the waypoints for an alternate beginning place. The loop works well in either way, and there is an option to turn off the mesa if you wish to add it.