Soldier's Pass - Mountain Biking

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Soldier Pass Trail in Flagstaff, Arizona.

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Rachel Theron


5.3 miles

Destination Distance From Downtown

4.3 miles


3 of 5 diamonds

Soldier Pass Trail provides easy to moderate biking experience.

Time To Complete

1 hours


Spring, Summer, and Fall

Dog Friendly




Named after the Arizona National Guard Troops who trained at Fort Tuthill, Soldier’s Pass Trail offers an easy to moderate biking experience with the option to hop on other trails to extend ride time and difficulty.

A mostly flat, 5-mile loop with a few rocky patches, it runs on the outlier of Fort Tuthill and the Pepsi Amphitheater. Great for a quick, brisk ride through the pines or an all-day biking adventure. 

What Makes It Great

Versatility is what makes this trail shine. In addition to mountain biking, it’s also a popular spot for hiking, horseback riding, and during the winter months, cross-country skiing.

For the more experienced rider or someone seeking a challenge, the Bridge Trail offers a great 1-mile add-on to your journey with a fast single-track toward the end.

Another option, Highlands Trail, offers a 3.8-mile journey, with sections of the trail ranging from easy to moderate, and offers great views of the ponderosa pines and wildlife.

Soldier’s Pass is also connected to two major trail systems: Flagstaff Urban Trail, which weaves through the city, and Flagstaff Loop Trail, which loops around the town.

Who is Going to Love It

All skill levels will enjoy this scenic trail that has varying levels of difficulty, and can be accessed year-round. You can easily bring kids in-tow, or shred through the Bridge Trail for some added fun. It can be an all-day adventure or a quick ride on a Sunday afternoon.

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

Take I-17 to Fort Tuthill (toward fair grounds), go straight back to the very end toward the adventure course, take a right into a large parking lot, and trail head is at the back of the parking lot. On the opposite end, there is a bike park.

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Soldier Pass

2446 Fort Tuthill
Flagstaff, AZ, 86005
35.144364, -111.690736

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