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Sedona Walking & Hiking Tour

Arizona's Red Rocks & Desert Retreats

From $3,299 - $3,499 pp dbl. occ. | 5 days / 4 nights

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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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Arizona

Start: Phoenix / End: Phoenix 

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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 of time-carved geologic features and painted with colors that must be seen to be believed 
  • Trips departing on 3/8/20, 5/17/20, and 9/27/20 include optional yoga on most days. See select departures that include yoga >>
  • Trips departing on 3/8/20, 5/17/20 and 9/27/20 include optional yoga on most days. See select departures that include yoga >> 
  • Arizona

    Start: Phoenix / End: Phoenix 

    Sedona Walking and Hiking Tour Map

    Itinerary

    Day 1 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 | Enjoy a lunchtime wine tasting at Page Springs Cellars, known for their Rhône-style wines.  

    Day 2 Experience the desert hues 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 3 Find yourself transported by the spectacular landscapes around Brins Mesa and Mescal Mountain | Visit rugged cliffs, desert gardens and towering monoliths | Hike deep into a sacred red-rock box canyon then rejuvenate in the luxurious pleasures of our secluded resort | Savor the flavors of Southwestern cuisine while dining alfresco under the expansive desert sky. 

    Days 4-5 Step into one of Sedona’s famed energy vortexes with swirling rock formations and twisted tree trunks | Walk along trails lined with agave plants, manzanita and prickly pear | Explore the ghost town of Jerome, now a thriving artist community | For true pampering, spend some time at Enchantment Resort's luxurious spa | Look out on famous Chimney Rock and Cockscomb Butte from atop Doe Mountain’s mesa. 

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    From $3,299 - $3,499 pp dbl. occ.
    5 days / 4 nights

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    Premiere Hotels

    Amara Resort and Spa, Sedona, Arizona
    Amara Resort & Spa

    Sedona (2 nights)

    Enchantment Resort, Sedona, Arizona
    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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    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, Sedona, Arizona

    Amara Resort & Spa

    Sedona (2 nights)

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

    Enchantment Resort, Sedona, Arizona

    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 3* 300 4* 400
    2 3* 500 6 800 9* 1100
    3 3* 300 5 700 8 900
    4 2 200 4 600
    5 800
    5 2 100
    2* 400
    3 500
     

    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 in 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 may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies and other external factors.

    Meals

    All breakfasts, 5 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 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.

    Signature Backroads Picnics

    Guests rave about our picnic spreads. Enjoy a welcome break in a scenic spot, or a quick refuel stop if you don't want to lose momentum. And because we have two vans, one can host lunch while the other is out providing support along the route.

    Your Trip Will Run. Period.

    Under our Book with Confidence policy, your Backroads trip will run even for one or two people (or a family of three or four), subject to a nominal extra fee. Or transfer to another trip, and we'll give you a credit. It's all part of our trademark commitment to treating guests with integrity, transparency and total accountability. Read all the details.

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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 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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