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 Great Sedona Hikes hiking guide 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. 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 side trail that goes up to the Soldier Pass Arches. You'll be able to get to two of the three arches with some effort. The third arch requires walking along the cliff face on a narrow trail that to us wasn't worth the effort.
Here's a link to a video of the hike (http://youtu.be/fLp6mcjewlE)
Here is a photo of a Javelina along the trail taken by Jim Greene
Here are some photos taken by Darryl Thompson
Here are photos taken by Susan Lyons
Here are photos taken by Lou Camp
For those of you who have a GPS unit, I have GPS data available for the hike which include "tracks," the route and waypoints.
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Last Updated December 24, 2014
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