Soldier Pass (Brin's Mesa)
Soldier Pass (Brin's Mesa)
4.5
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  • Lydia O
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania8 contributions
    Avoid the ATV portion
    This is a great trail except for the beginning (or end, depending on which direction you're going), which is a road for ATVs and tours. If you stick with it, though, you're rewarded with a gorgeous view at the top. We came down by Seven Sacred Pools and Devil's Kitchen. Lots of folks on the trail (t was spring break). Portions of this trail are moderate, with a few boulder scrambles here and there. Check out AllTrails for more technical info.
    Visited March 2023
    Written April 2, 2023
  • Mrs.Coop
    Yuma, Arizona187 contributions
    Beautiful Hike
    This was a really great relaxing trail! We took the first shuttle here since the lot was indeed closed and there were only a few other people with us. The trail was peaceful first thing in the morning and allowed us to take photos with no one else around so we didn't have to share spaces. We did take the little detour to the cave which was a little tricky for me but I couldn't be happier I got up in that cave. The area is just so beautiful make sure you stop and take it in every once in a while instead of rushing through trails!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 24, 2023
  • Szy29
    Columbus, Ohio112 contributions
    Soldier’s Pass
    A nice hike, some pretty views, not too challenging (lots of ups and downs, but not overly rocky). BEWARE- if you take a shuttle, they are few and far between. We realized too late and when we climbed down to meet the shuttle, realized it was not coming for another 45 minutes. Decided to hike back to the lot, which was an additional mile.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 19, 2023
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ZMAN3411
Westfield, IN364 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
We hiked this trail after the parking area closed and walked a mile from the school/park parking area. It was worth it as we were alone on the trail. Loved creating your own path in parts and it is beautiful at sunset. Really recommend finding the cave as it is amazing and there is a huge open area a little before the cave that is awesome for view/ dancing!
Written July 1, 2021
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Laura L
Hudson, NH1,042 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
The trailhead is tucked in a neighborhood and we were in line at 7:40am for when the lot opens at 8. Only 14 spots so it fills quickly.

Fun hike that you can do a 7.4 loop, and if you take a cutoff, takes you up to some Caves that are super fun to play around in.

Because we headed out early, we had plenty of time to take photos without the place being a zoo. Wouldn’t recommend on a weekend.
Written May 2, 2022
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C M
Ames, IA172 contributions
Jan 2020
This is a lovely, easy trail. The Seven Sacred Pools are really cool and provide incredible photo opps. Go early, parking is limited and the trail gets really busy by mid morning.
Written January 7, 2020
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Alaura K
Minneapolis, MN60 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
We hiked this beautiful loop today with 7 of us - all in our early 30s and I was 20 weeks pregnant. It was about 5.5 miles from the parking lot, but we did a couple shoot offs from the loop. It took us about 3.5 hours to complete including a 25 minute stop for a packed lunch with a scenic view. We had to park on the main road which was closer than other reviews lead on - only a half mile (all flat). I’ve completely a couple hikes since finding out I was pregnant and this by far was perfect for me - mainly easy with a couple inline challenges, but there was a lot of opportunity to capture a perfect photo from the sink hole to the natural pools to the amazing red rock around us! Just beautiful! Enjoy it
Written January 19, 2020
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BugsHouston
Houston, TX78 contributions
Mar 2021
We started at the Jordan TH; waited a few minutes for a parking spot on a late Monday morning. Our total loop was about 5.5 miles, and the various views the whole way were spectacular. It was nice to finish on the forested side of the loop, as we got quite warm along the way. There were 5 of us, differing hiking experience, but we all finished and were really glad we had tackled this hike.
Written March 8, 2021
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Mrs.Coop
Yuma, AZ187 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
This was a really great relaxing trail! We took the first shuttle here since the lot was indeed closed and there were only a few other people with us. The trail was peaceful first thing in the morning and allowed us to take photos with no one else around so we didn't have to share spaces. We did take the little detour to the cave which was a little tricky for me but I couldn't be happier I got up in that cave. The area is just so beautiful make sure you stop and take it in every once in a while instead of rushing through trails!
Written June 25, 2023
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sue m
Boston, MA18 contributions
Jan 2020
We hiked the main trail to the top then veered to the side to sit on the top of the little mesa up there. It took us about 3 hours, not including our walk from a pull-off parking area .9 mi down the road from the trailhead. We took it slowly and we also ventured off on our way back down to explore the cave that is off the trail up a hill. This off-trail portion is a difficult hike and climbing into the cave is challenging but worth it if you are up for it. The off-trail portion is relatively easy to find if you know to look for it and the paths up are well used and clear. Enjoy!
Written January 22, 2020
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FarAway235753
1 contribution
Apr 2023 • Family
We were excited, and looking forward to our first off road Jeep tour. However, the tour did not meet our expectations for the money I paid. It was supposed to be a 2 hour tour, but only lasted 1 hour and 25 minutes. While our tour guide was funny and seemed knowledgeable about the history of the sites we visited, he seemed very “business oriented”, and not very friendly and sociable. I would not choose this experience again.
Written April 17, 2023
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ScottRoby
Scottsdale, AZ852 contributions
Mar 2022
This would easily be a 5-star but the parking is terrible if not near impossible for such a popular parking spot. I think there were only enough spaces for like 12 vehicles. We did find parking up near a park about one mile away and walked back to the trailhead. Once we started hiking it was pretty amazing. There is a sink hole, seven pools and some caves that shouldn't be missed.
Written May 29, 2022
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Theresa M
Quispamsis, Canada111 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
The 7 pools just seemed like dirty puddles. There are so many little trails that its hard to know which paths to take. A local gave the best advice about where to turn and how to climb up the hill. The look out is great. The bus to the trailhead runs about every 40 minutes. Overall, 7 pools underwhelming but 2 nice adjacent caves after a scramble up the hill.
Written November 10, 2022
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