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Sedona Walking & Hiking Tour

Arizona's Crimson Cliffs & Desert Retreats

From $3,198 - $3,798 pp dbl. occ. | 5 days / 4 nights

(+$710 to $910 for sgl. occ.)

Meet Sedona. A surreal red-rock country. Crimson cliffs and towering rock spires shift colors as the sun passes. Dry heat gives way to a brilliant display of twinkling stars. Hike through a vast vortex canyon. Slip into relaxation mode with soothing spa treatments and luxurious retreats. We invite you to get to know Sedona.

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Phoenix, Arizona

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Highlights

  • Marvel at mesmerizing red-rock formations and endless blue sky from luxurious desert hotels
  • Explore art galleries and shops in enchanting Sedona, surrounded by canyons and desert scenery
  • Experience a landscape with time-carved geologic features and painted with colors that must be seen to be believed
  • Hike to Boynton Canyon's famed vortex site, where twisted trees and strange rock formations pique the imagination
Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Sedona Walking and Hiking Tour Map

Itinerary

Day 1 Experience the desert colors of vibrant Sedona, encircled by deep canyons, pine forests and red-rock scenery | Hike past multicolored spires and mesmerizing sandstone formations | Admire the desert stars from an outdoor terrace at a resort surrounded by stunning cliffs and mesas.

Day 2 Explore Red Rock State Park on foot, passing through a dramatic sandstone canyon and past thriving creek habitats | Follow the Kisva Trail, taking in the colors and scents of cottonwood, sycamore, Arizona alder and ash trees | As you cross dry creek beds and ponderosa pine woodland, behold nature's paintbox of reds and oranges splashed onto cliffs and buttes | Climb to an overlook on Wilson Mountain, the area's highest peak, for extraordinary panoramic views.

Day 3 Be transported by the spectacular landscapes around Brins Mesa and Mescal Mountain | Visit rugged cliffs, desert gardens and towering monoliths | Dine alfresco under the expansive desert sky.

Days 4-5 Step into one of Sedona's famed energy vortexes in Boynton Canyon, with swirling rock formations and twisted tree trunks | Walk along trails lined with agave plants, manzanita and prickly pear | Savor the flavors of Southwestern cuisine | Look out on famous Chimney Rock and Cockscomb Butte from atop Doe Mountain's mesa.

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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2018 March

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Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from the selection of dates below for your group; some dates are only available for 16 or more guests while other dates are available for 8 or more guests. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

2018 Private Trip Pricing
  • 10 or more guests: from $3,198 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $3,698 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $4,698 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $4,998 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $5,798 pp dbl occ

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Prices

From $3,198 - $3,798 pp dbl. occ.
5 days / 4 nights

(+$710 to $910 for sgl. occ.)

Premiere Hotels

Amara Resort and Spa
Amara Resort & Spa

Sedona (2 nights)

Enchantment Resort
Enchantment Resort

Boynton Canyon (2 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 1-3

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Arizona

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Premiere Hotels

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

Amara Resort and Spa

Amara Resort & Spa

Sedona (2 nights)

The eclectic décor of this luxury resort draws from contemporary and Southwestern influences. (pool, spa)

Enchantment Resort

Enchantment Resort

Boynton Canyon (2 nights)

This lavish desert oasis enjoys a one-of-a-kind setting beneath the dramatic vermilion-hued walls of Boynton Canyon. (pool, spa)

This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-3

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

Daily Route Options
Day EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 4* 600 5 800
2 3 200 5 400 9 1200
3 2* 300 9 800
4 2 250 4 500
5 2 400
 

Note: The terrain on this trip ranges from level to rolling, with some steeper inclines. Well-established trails take us through a variety of desert landscapes where we often encounter rocky and sandy uneven surfaces. Operating under a Special Use Permit on the Coconino National Forest. Backroads is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Meals

All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners

Also Included

  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Hiking Without Your Leaders

The US Department of Agriculture, which administers the US National Forest Service, places restrictions on guided hiking within the National Forests. On Day 4 of this trip, we hike in Boynton Canyon where guided hiking is prohibited. Since your leaders will be unable to hike with you in this location, they will provide a pre-walk briefing, map and directions so you can explore the canyon on your own. Thank you for helping us cooperate with the USDA's regulations.

Why Travel with Backroads in Arizona

The Best Leaders in Arizona

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Arizona, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

A Second Van When You Need It

Backroads is the only active travel company providing two support vans in Arizona—because we know it's essential to ensure a truly great travel experience. It doubles our ability to be there when you need us to offer hydration, lighten your load or give you a lift if it's time to take a break. Read more on why two vans make all the difference.

More Leaders to Support You

On our Arizona trips we have an extra leader supporting you along the trail—for a total of three, compared to the industry standard two. So we can be in more places at once, giving personal attention to guests traveling at their own pace. Here's more on our Trip Leaders.

Only the Best Hotels

On this trip featuring Premiere Hotels, you can count on the best lodgings Arizona has to offer. In fact, the hotels we've chosen in this region have higher retail room rates than those offered by any other active travel company—even when their trips cost more.

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Bar at Enchatment Resort, Arizon
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Lizard - Sedona Walking & Hiking Tour
Dining - Sedona Walking & Hiking Tour
Jack rabbit - Sedona Walking & Hiking Tour
Sedona Walking & Hiking Tour
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Enchantment Resort - Sedona Walking & Hiking Tour
Margaritas - Sedona Walking & Hiking Tour

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Hiking Without Your Leaders

The US Department of Agriculture, which administers the US National Forest Service, places restrictions on guided hiking within the National Forests. On Day 4 of this trip, we hike in Boynton Canyon where guided hiking is prohibited. Since your leaders will be unable to hike with you in this location, they will provide a pre-walk briefing, map and directions so you can explore the canyon on your own. Thank you for helping us cooperate with the USDA's regulations.
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