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The Grand Canyon Classic Tour From Sedona, AZ

1. The Grand Canyon Classic Tour From Sedona, AZ

Considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon is a must-see. Make the most of your visit with this scenic tour filled with incredible views. Your tour begins with a ride through the scenic red rocks of Sedona, through Oak Creek Canyon — one of the top scenic drives in America. Continue through the Ponderosa Pines of Flagstaff, past the dormant volcanoes of the San Francisco Peaks, and on to the Navajo Reservation with a stop at the Historic Cameron Trading Post. Your journey continues, providing you with a breathtaking view of the western edge of the Painted Desert and the Little Colorado River Gorge on your way to the Grand Canyon. Once inside the magnificent Grand Canyon National Park, take in the beautiful views of the canyon and Colorado River at Desert View. Climb to the top of the Watchtower Observatory for amazing panoramic views. Visit the East and South Rims of the Grand Canyon from which the spectacular views of the Colorado River Gorge and the buttes of the South Rim can be viewed. Enjoy a mile-long nature walk along the South Rim to admire the natural beauty of the park. After, there is optional time to explore Grand Canyon Village, where many historic buildings are located.

Red Rock West: 2-Hr Jeep Tour from Sedona

2. Red Rock West: 2-Hr Jeep Tour from Sedona

Step back in time to the Wild West on this guided jeep tour from Sedona to the Dry Creek Basin. Capture stunning pictures of the Sedona Red Rocks and visit an old homestead at the “Van Derin” cabin. Meet your guide at the pickup point in Sedona and hop aboard a comfortable jeep. Travel thorugh a scenic wonderland surrounded by 7 majestic canyons into historic Dry Creek Basin. Relive early cowboy days with tales of murder and moonshine at the old “Van Derin” cabin, a focal point of your tour permitted only to selected jeep tour companies. Connect with the pioneer spirit of this marvelous land at this historical homestead. Listen as your guide shares their facinating knowledge of the uniquely shaped and colored Sedona Red Rock formations. Return to your meeting point in Sedona at the end of your tour.

Sedona 2-Hour Jeep Tour of Red Rock West

3. Sedona 2-Hour Jeep Tour of Red Rock West

Ride into the backcountry roads and off-roads of Sedona on a thrilling 2-hour Jeep tour for the perfect adventure for the whole family. You'll be driving over boulders and through gorgeous scenery en route to a dramatic overlook. Tours are available throughout the day, but take it in the late afternoon and you will see a mesmerizing sunset from the overlook. Explore the beautiful flora and fauna of the western canyons as you ride along Red Rock Range. Your guide will drive through picturesque landscapes and open vistas, and show you the ropes of real off-roading. Along the way, snap photos of fantastic geological sites, and learn fun and interesting facts about Sedona's local history. Discover the plants, animals, and geology that make this scenery so fabled.

Sedona: Chuckwagon Supper and Western Stage Show

4. Sedona: Chuckwagon Supper and Western Stage Show

Visit the Blazin' M Ranch in Cottonwood and step back in time as you partake in an evening of western-style fun. Explore an authentically replicated western town, dine on a chicken and rib dinner, and take in a western stage show. Start your Wild West experience by exploring the Blazin' M Ranch Frontier Town located just outside of Sedona. Be sure to bring some extra spending money to make the most of the many family-friendly attractions and activities sure to delight and entertain. You'll find a real western saloon, axe throwing, bull riding, wagon rides, shopping, and other fun activities for people of all ages. Check out the shooting gallery, get some ropin' lessons, ride a vintage tractor pull, and much more. Or visit the Red Garter Old-Tyme Photo Studio, dress up in Victorian, saloon girl, or gunslinger regalia and have your picture taken for the perfect memory of your visit. At 6:30 PM, listen for the chow bell to ring and be seated for your chuckwagon-style meal. Dine on tender barbeque chicken, pork ribs, baked potato, cowboy beans, fluffy flying biscuits, and the signature prickly pear coleslaw. Beverages such as lemonade, iced tea, and coffee are included. Then, after a scrumptious dessert of homemade caramel apple crisp, the lights dim, and the Western Stage Show begins. Sit back and take in a performance by the Blazin' M Wranglers. Enjoy an array of western hits, including songs by Chris Stapleton, Jerry Lee Lewis, Kenny Rogers, Bob Willis and The Texas Playboys, and a few original hits by the band. At the end of the show, the shops will reopen for any last-minute souvenir searches. 

Colorado Plateau on 4x4: 2-Hour Tour from Sedona

5. Colorado Plateau on 4x4: 2-Hour Tour from Sedona

Join this fascinating 2-hour tour of Sedona's beautiful Bear Wallow Canyon and learn all about the pioneer spirit of this marvelous land. Board a 4X4 for an exciting journey through this mystical region. Travel down Munds Wagon Trail or Huckaby Trail and listen as your guides relay some of the most fascinating stories of Sedona’s early pioneers. Continue the tour and ride past the volcanic Mogollon Rim Trail. Here you can enjoy the breathtaking vistas of the red rocks of Sedona and views over the stunning Oak Creek Canyon that rests 2,000 feet below. Before you end this short but fascinating tour, stop to admire the world’s largest collection of ponderosa pines, which lend a sweet and sensual aroma to the region.

Sedona: Cliff Hanger Trail

6. Sedona: Cliff Hanger Trail

Drive through the high desert of Arizona aboard this exclusive Hummer adventure. Admire the vast expanse of the desert under the beautiful Arizona sun. Travel off the beaten path and onto some of the unruly trails to take in the magnificent views of stunning Red Rock Range. Roam through the backcountry of Sedona's western canyons and learn about Sedona's Wild West and Native American Culture.

Gambler Trail

7. Gambler Trail

Take this moderate jeep tour through the heart of the historic Dry Creek Basin on this exclusive Hummer Tour. You will be surrounded by majestic seven canyons area, with amazing panoramic views on all sides. This trail is bound to amaze you as you make your way through the floor of the canyon, with glimpses of some of Sedona's high desert fauna. Head on out and view picturesque landscapes and open vistas as you make your way over big boulders and rocky roads. It’s sure to please all ages. Your expert and professional guide will entertain you with history of Sedona's Wild West & Native American Culture.

Sedona: Colorado Plateau Ascent Jeep Tour

8. Sedona: Colorado Plateau Ascent Jeep Tour

Experience what it would have felt like to travel by horse and carriage 1500 feet above Sedona in this exclusive 12 passenger, stadium seating Hummer. While you drive, learn about the history behind Sedona's Wild West and Native American culture. On this tour, you will travel the original road that connected Sedona to Flagstaff before Hwy 89 A was built. See a different side of Sedona when you reach the top of this picturesque trail.

U.S. Southwest: 27-Tour Bundle on Self-Guided Driving App

9. U.S. Southwest: 27-Tour Bundle on Self-Guided Driving App

Become a modern pioneer with an audio-guided app tour of the U.S. Southwest. Pick your starting location then follow the GPS map and visit the Grand Canyon, Death Valley, the Rockies, and many other national parks in your own time. Decide where you want to go. Tour the sights of Arizona, including Sedona and Red Rock, the Grand Canyon, and the Colorado River meander at Horseshoe Bend. Travel the west coast of California along 17-Mile drive accompanied by a virtual tour guide. Visit some famous movie locations in LA. Explore the rugged beauty of Colorado and see the Rocky Mountains and Million Dollar Highway. Witness the best national parks in Utah, such as Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, and Bryce National Park. Watch the famous Old Faithful geyser erupt in Yellowstone National Park.

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What people are saying about Sedona

Our family had signed up for the Bear Wallow tour, but found out it was going to be more of a bumpy ride than we wanted, so we decided to take the Panoramic tour and loved it! Beautiful views, lots of information, and still plenty of rocky trails to ride! Our guide Salt was fantastic!

When we reached canyon it was a foggy day, tried 2 locations first, did't work; but great help with the tour guide, we are able to see other all locations clearly, very happy, he also guided to the theater, awesome guy.

Jeff was a wonderful experienced guide. He took us to the best views of the canyon. I'm so glad I went on a tour. I would definitely book again.

Our guide Brian was exceptional with his knowledge of the area and very personable. The magnificence of the Grand Canyon was breathless.

Guide provided an enjoyable perspective from the Native American (or as he would say, "Indian") historical view.