To start the tour, your local guide will take you past Sedona’s most iconic red-rock formations. After arriving in the Coconino National Forest, head down the remote Greasy Spoon trail. This section of an original wagon route between Sedona and Prescott dates back to a time before Arizona was a state. Continue on to Sidewinder Trail and see how the rocky terrain falls into Diamondback Gulch—a deep ravine that slices through the land. Hold on while your guide expertly navigates the steep descent and climbs out again.
Then it’s on to Ancient Ruin, where you’ll be immersed in the mystery of the Sinagua people. You’ll see primitive remnants where they lived and worked from 600 AD until the 1400s. Little is known about the Sinagua, but pictographs and petroglyphs offer a glimpse into their history.
Explore the Honanki Heritage site, a 700-year-old cliff dwelling where the Sinagua made their home. Learn how they farmed and hunted, their complicated trading system with other tribes—and how they suddenly vanished in the early 1400s. Although it’s still an active archeological site, enigmas surrounding the Sinagua have yet to be solved.
Duration: 4 hours
Departs: Downtown Sedona, various times daily
Includes: Water (guests need to bring their own bottle)
Cost: $154/adult, $139/children 12 & under.
Season: Sedona Jeep tours are available year round.
Skill level: N/A
Notes: RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Fuel surcharge may apply. Guests must not be pregnant. Minimum age 2 years old unless otherwise specified. Children 2 to 5 years old must sit in a car seat provided by the guests. Please let us know at booking if anyone in your party is taller than 6'3" or weighs more than 240 lbs. Sunscreen and hats are recommended. Don't forget your camera!
Cancelation Policy: All half and full day tours have a 72-hour cancelation policy. If your plans change for any reason, please be sure to call at least 72 hours prior to the day of your tour to avoid charges.