As you start out, your personal Certified Interpretive Guide will point out some of Sedona’s most iconic red-rock formations. You’ll also pass scenic Boynton Canyon, a setting for the 1947 John Wayne film, “Angel and the Badman” and the site of hidden ancient ruins. Mingus Mountain and the Black Hills appear in the distance, standing watch over the peaceful Verde Valley.
After arriving in Coconino National Forest, you’ll head down the remote Greasy Spoon trail. A section of the original wagon route between Sedona and Prescott, this century-old trail stretches back to an era before Arizona was a state. Catch glimpses of a colorful past when the cliffs, canyons and forests were wild, uncharted territory and 50,000 Texas longhorn cattle roamed the land.
Continue on to Sidewinder Trail, where 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 into the chasm before climbing out again. Expansive views greet you on the other side; the fiery red-rock trail contrasts the cool green of the native landscape and the brilliant blue sky.
Duration: 2.5 hours
Departs: Downtown Sedona, various times daily
Includes: Water (guests need to bring their own bottle)
Cost: $95/adult, $86/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.