STERLING PASS TO VULTEE ARCH
The Sterling Pass Trail follows a side canyon of Oak Creek Canyon along the north face of Wilson Mountain. The trail climbs to 6,000 foot Sterling Pass, then descends into Sterling Canyon, a quiet canyon with ponderosa pine, oak, and maple trees. The trail leads to Dry Creek Basin at the end of Forest Service Raod 152. A side path leads to a large slab of red rock with an overlook of Vultee Arch, a large 40-foot-high natural bridge stretching 50 feet across the north wall of Sterling Canyon at the base of East Pocket Mesa.