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Sedona Arches, AZ
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Sedona Arches, AZ 
Sedona Arches, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 03 2018
DixieFlyer
Hiking16.30 Miles 2,850 AEG
Hiking16.30 Miles   7 Hrs   24 Mns   3.05 mph
2,850 ft AEG   2 Hrs   3 Mns Break
 
1st trip
It was a beautiful Saturday, so I decided to head up to the Red Rocks Country of Sedona and check out a couple of arches: Vultee Arch and the arches on the Soldier Pass Trail.

The hike was an inverted lollipop loop that started and ended at the Jim Thompson TH. We took the Brins Mesa Trail to the Brins Mesa Trailhead, which is where the Brins Mesa Trail runs into FR 152, aka Dry Creek Road. From there we went on Dry Creek Rd for about 2 miles to the Vultee Arch TH, and then took the Vultee Arch Trail for about 1.5 miles to Vultee Arch. I had been below Vultee Arch before, but this was the first time that I actually climbed on the Arch. It was a bit of a steep but easy climb to the Arch, and there were some nice views atop the arch.

After leaving the Arch, we reversed course until we got to the junction of the Brins Mesa Trail and the Soldiers Pass Trail. Then we took a right on the Soldiers Pass Trail. We didn't go too far until we took a social trail off the left to go the arches/caves off of the Soldiers Pass Trail. It was neat being in the arches, and I climbed up on top of them, which was on Brins Mesa. After leaving these arches, we continued on the Soldiers Pass trail, stopping at the Seven Sacred Pools and Devils Kitchen. Just past Devils Kitchen we took the Jordan Trail to the Cibola Pass Trail, which took us back to the TH.

This is an enjoyable hike on some easy-to-hike trails.

We did not see any wildlife, although we saw some bear tracks in the middle of FR 152.
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