Phoenix: Brins Mesa Trail

Veer off this popular trail on a scenic detour with elevated views of impressive rock formations and beautiful Oak Creek Canyon. This out-and-back variation runs 6.7 miles.
Avatar:
Author:
Publish date:
Social count:
0
Veer off this popular trail on a scenic detour with elevated views of impressive rock formations and beautiful Oak Creek Canyon. This out-and-back variation runs 6.7 miles.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 5.3

Waypoints

BMT001

Location: 34.887279510498, -111.767845153809

Trailhead marked at end of parking lot

BMT002

Location: 34.897388458252, -111.775032043457

Clearing offers fine views of Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon

BMT003

Location: 34.899829864502, -111.778091430664

Steep climb with beautiful views to the S; at mesa top detour R off main trail and follow rim

BMT004

Location: 34.9023628234863, -111.775909423828

Enjoy an island-in-the-sky picnic site above world-class red-rock landscape

BMT005

Location: 34.9035186767578, -111.775604248047

Bear R to continue along mesa rim

BMT006

Location: 34.9043769836426, -111.773963928223

Trail is faint through rocky area; follow the rim

BMT007

Location: 34.905891418457, -111.773704528809

Numerous hoodoos populate opposing cliff face

BMT008

Location: 34.9071044921875, -111.774169921875

Return .8 mile to main trail

BMT009

Location: 34.900318145752, -111.779296875

R @ main trail (near original detour point)

BMT010

Location: 34.9020729064941, -111.782768249512

Canyon views @ L

BMT011

Location: 34.9043350219727, -111.785629272461

Cairn marks side trail to viewpoint

BMT012

Location: 34.904914855957, -111.787956237793

Straight @ intersection with Soldier Pass Trail

BMT013

Location: 34.9088859558106, -111.791648864746

Trail drops sharply through cypress forest; turn around or continue to second car @ Vultee Arch Rd. trailhead