Cibola Pass to Jordan Trail Hike

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 Sedona Hiking Guide which is available here.

Summary:  This close to town hike provides some spectacular red rock views

Challenge Level:  Moderate

Hiking Distance: About 2.2 miles round trip if you hike the Cibola Pass Trail and return to the parking area via the Jordan Trail. If you continue west on the Jordan Trail to the Soldier Pass Trail and then north to the 7 Sacred Pools, passing Devil's Kitchen, you'll add about 2 miles, making the total distance 4 miles.

Trailhead Location:  The trailhead is located north of the Jordan Park Subdivision.

Description:  The Cibola Pass trail begins a short distance from the parking area. The trail features nice views of "the Mitten" and has places where it is quite steep. As you proceed, you'll have some very nice red rock views. You'll meet the Jordan Trail after hiking about 0.6 mile. Turn here to return to the parking area for a 1.5 mile total distance hike. Or proceed west on the Jordan Trail and follow it to the Soldier Pass Trail. Turn right on the Soldier Pass Trail, which leads to Devils Dining Room (a very large sink hole) and then on to the 7 Sacred Pools.

You can also reach a beautiful rock knoll via the Grand Central Trail. Here's a video of our recent hike to it (


Click on the photos below for a bigger view





Here's a link to a video taken on our Cibola Pass hike to the Seven Sacred Pools, returning via the Jordan Trail (

For those of you who have a GPS unit, I have GPS data available for the hike which include "tracks," and waypoints.  

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March 31, 2021

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