The Red Rocks of Soldiers Pass
West Sedona AZ 86336
Soldiers Pass is a very special place to live. It is located just west of Uptown Sedona. The road goes back a little more than a mile and it winds and bends it’s way through Soldiers Pass. You get to see the many faces of Coffeepot Rock as you work you way through the pass. To the right of the road you will see the Sphinx and the Mittens further right you can easily see Ship Rock and The Fin. At the very end of Soldiers Pass right under Coffeepot Rock, you will find the Cottages of Coffeepot. As you travel toward the entrance you will see Coffeepot Rock in the foreground and Thunder Mountain in the back of Coffeepot Rock.
Entrance to Cottages At Coffeepot
Thunder Mountain behind Coffeepot Rock
Sedona was a favorite get-away spot for Walt Disney. Thunder Mountain was the inspiration for the thrill ride at Disneyland of the same name “Thunder Mountain”. You can see by the red rock spires where the influence came from if you have been to Disneyland.
This Trail provide a diverse experience beginning in the Soldiers Pass Shadow Rock neighborhood and leading into Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness. The beginning of the trail can be quite busy. Rock Climbing Jeep type vehicles can enter this trailhead and tend to visit Devil’s Kitchen and the Seven Sacred Pools. The picture of the Jeep below sits on the bluff right above the Seven Sacred Pools. You will be surprised at all the trails that connect the entire area.
Caution: Do not attempt to take any vehicle that is wider than a jeep or unable to climb large rocks. If you cannot navigate the entrance to the trail – don’t attempt to enter.
Bluff Above Seven Sacred Pools
Reverse Sunset on the Sphinx & Mittens