username
X
password
register help
show related photosets
DESTINATION
Generic
3 Photosets

2018-09-21  
2014-11-08  
2014-11-08  
Vultee Arch via Brins Mesa, AZ
mini location map2018-09-21
6 by photographer avatarDixieFlyer
photographer avatar
 
Vultee Arch via Brins Mesa, AZ 
Vultee Arch via Brins Mesa, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 21 2018
DixieFlyer
Hiking14.90 Miles 1,970 AEG
Hiking14.90 Miles   6 Hrs   15 Mns   2.93 mph
1,970 ft AEG   1 Hour   10 Mns Break
 
1st trip
Partners none no partners
I was in Sedona and was wanting to do about a 15 mile hike that started from the Jim Thompson TH. I thought about the Bear Sign/Secret Canyon loop, but with the Secret Canyon Trail being closed due to a fire, I decided to do an out-and-back hike to Vultee Arch. I had never been to Vultee Arch anyway.

The trail was mostly easy to hike on, so this was not a difficult hike. This was a much, much easier hike than the 5.5 mile Bear Mountain hike that I did the day before.

The route of this hike is an easy one: starting at the Jim Thompson TH, take the Brins Mesa trail until it ends at FR 152; then take a right on FR 152 for about 2 miles to the Vultee Arch Trail; then take the Vultee Arch Trail for about 1.5 miles to Vultee Arch. Reverse these directions on the trip back.

On the way back, imho instead of going all the way back to the TH on the Brins Mesa Trail, a better route would be to take the Soldier Pass trail back to the TH (the Soldier Pass trail veers off of the Brins Mesa trail about 2 miles from the TH). That way, you could also check out the arches that are just off the Soldier Pass trail.

There was shade on the Vultee Arch Trail, but there was almost no shade on the rest of the hike...with all of the sun exposure, I'd recommend waiting for some cooler weather to do this one -- it was around 90 when I got back to the TH.
_____________________
I'd rather die of exhaustion than die of starvation.
2 archives
HAZ Member
DixieFlyer's
180 Photosets

  2018-10-04
  2018-09-30
  2018-09-29
  2018-09-28
  2018-09-24
  2018-09-21
  2018-09-20
  2018-09-15
  2018-09-08
  2018-09-07
  2018-09-06
  2018-09-05
  2018-08-30
  2018-08-26
  2018-08-25
  2018-08-24
  2018-08-15
  2018-08-11
  2018-08-09
  2018-08-07
1 ... 4,  5,  6,  7,  8,  9  
help comment issue

end of page marker