On The Rocks – Soldier Pass

Hey everyone, welcome to On The Rocks! I’m your trail guide, Claudia Faust. Every week I’ll take you on a new adventure as I check hikes, waterfalls, and other outdoor activities off of my Arizona bucket list. Today we’re heading to Sedona and hiking to the cave at Soldier Pass. 

The trail is 4.5 miles round trip, with 839 feet of elevation gain, and it’s rated moderate. I’d say 96% of this hike is incredibly easy but the moderate rating is due to the slight scramble up to the cave and the climb into the cave. I brought my parents along for this hike and they were a little uneasy about climbing and looking down in the cave. However, it’s totally worth facing your fears to check this spot out. Happy trails!