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Soldier Pass

2 Reviews
Location Sedona, AZ
Rating Difficult,
Length 2.5mi
Time 1hr

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Short trail to geologic curiosities close to Sedona.


Short but memorable. Incredible scenery with some challenging rock ledges to climb. Very close to Sedona and quick to drive when you’re short on time. Open daily 8 AM to 6 PM only. A popular hiking trail weaves back and forth along the road and through the main attractions. We do not recommend this trail for unlicensed vehicles, although we saw no signs keeping them out. There’s no room to park a trailer and there are just too many hikers to contend with. Next time we go, we’d like to hike it ourselves. It really looks like fun. Please don’t throw things into pools or sinkholes.


Trail Ratings Defined

Very tight in places with several steep, ledgy climbs. Stock SUVs need very high ground clearance. New vehicles with shiny paint jobs beware of scratchy brush.






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(928) 203-7500Coconino N.F., Red Rock R.D.

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Trail Updates

Submitted by Nena Barlow

This trail is only accessible with a permit, it takes 72 hours prior request.  Permit application.


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Cari says

This is a great short trail, but the forest service now requires permits for use of the trail, and issues only 12 per day with at least 72 hours advance notice. We found this out after driving to the trailhead and finding a locked gate, with a notice that we needed a permit, unless we are the red rock Jeep tour company who has exclusive access to the trail for profit.

Mike Molloy says

It appears the trail is open, but requires a permit, only 12 of which will be issued per day...
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