The North Urban Trail System is an interconnected series of trails north of Sedona along the red rock front country. These trails extend from the Jim Thompson Trailhead on the east end to the Thunder Mountain Trailhead to the west. The eastern portion, described here, includes the above listed trails. These trails may be reached using the three trailheads shown below under “access”. Beginning on the east side, the Jordan Trail and Cibola Pass Trail can be accessed from the Jim Thompson Trailhead at the north end of Jordan Road. These trails can be hiked as an easy scenic loop of 2 miles in partial shade with an elevation gain of about 200 feet. Either can be used to reach the Soldier Pass area and the Devil’s Kitchen sinkhole to the west, a distance of 1.3 miles with an elevation gain of about 200 feet (one-way). The Jordan Trail is open to mountain bicyclists, the Cibola Pass and Brins Mesa Trails are closed to mountain bicycles given these trails are located within the wilderness. Continuing to the west, the Soldier Pass Trail crosses the Jordan Trail near the Devil’s Kitchen sinkhole. The Soldier Pass trailhead is located approximately .2 miles to the south. The Teacup Trail, mostly un-shaded, meanders west past the base of Coffee Pot Rock and climbs moderately to the base of Sugarloaf Hill to the south. On the south side of the Sugarloaf Loop Trail, the Summit Trail can be taken to climb 250 feet to the top of this hill for marvelous panoramic views. The Teacup Trail continues southwest a bit further to the Sugarloaf Trailhead parking area, 1.8 miles from the Soldier Pass area. The Teacup Trail intersects the Thunder Mountain Trail, the link to the western portion of the North Urban Trail System – West (described separately), .3 miles north of the Sugarloaf Trailhead.
The Hike House Sedona Trail Rating System provides actual hiker feedback and ratings of each of the Sedona hiking trails. The cumulative trail ratings for the Cibola Pass submitted by fellow hikers is located above with the Trail Data. Your trail feedback and ratings are an important resource for fellow hikers and provide a personal account of your trail experience from which others may learn. So please hike Sedona, help others, and rate a trail today!
This trail is very well marked at the beginning by the parking lot. The cairns are great. The trail was very nice, a little climbing with some shade and some sun. At what appears to be the top- a big flat rock surface with a fence- the views are wonderful. From this point there were no trail markings, we thought we were on the trail and then it would dead end. After some backtracking and bushwhacking we found the Brins Mesa Trail and had a nice hike down and out. It was shady and sunny which was good as it was in the 90’s. At the bottom we consulted the map and the ranger and found out that we should have gone through the fence and around- again there were no clear markings if any. Will do this hike again as it was easy and beautiful. Would like to share it with friends.
nice variation of trail and great views. Moderate trail overall.
Nice trail, hiked it as part of Solider Pass->Brins Mesa->Jordan loop, wouldn’t go there by purpose.