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Scottsdale & Sedona Walking & Hiking Tour

Arizona's Red Rocks & Desert Retreats

Couples, Friends & Solos

5 days 4 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

Premiere Hotels

From: $4,949 - $5,749 pp dbl occ

($1,450 - $1,850 for sgl occ)

Arizona. A surreal red-rock landscape, where cliffs and towering rock spires shift colors as the sun passes. Dry heat gives way to a brilliant display of glimmering stars. Venture among ancient canyons. Hike over orange earth past succulents and patches of pine. Admire creations by local artists. And slip into relaxation mode at luxurious retreats.

Arizona Sedona Walking and Hiking Tour
Arizona Sedona Walking and Hiking Tour

Arizona

Start/End Phoenix

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Highlights

  • Hike among jagged peaks and vast canyons, along trails blossoming with cacti, manzanita and agave plants
  • Marvel at the ever-changing colors of the landscape as the sun passes through the day and leaves behind a dazzling indigo sky full of stars
  • Wander in and out of art galleries and shops filled with jewelry and crafts made by local artists at Sedona’s Tlaquepaque village
  • Relish Southwestern cuisine along with captivating desert views of red mesas and rugged cliffs from our quiet abode
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Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
5 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-3
Description

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 | Luxuriate in the sense of peace that engulfs you deep in the silent desert | Find yourself transported by the spectacular landscapes around Mescal Mountain | Visit rugged cliffs, desert gardens and towering monoliths | Walk along trails lined with agave plants, manzanita and prickly pear | Wander through the Tlaquepaque village in downtown Sedona to explore local art, jewelry and crafts | Savor the flavors of Southwestern cuisine while dining alfresco under the expansive desert sky | Rejuvenate in the luxurious pleasures of our secluded resort | For true pampering, spend some time at the resort’s spa | Look out on famous Chimney Rock and Cockscomb Butte from atop Doe Mountain’s mesa. 

Accommodations
L’Auberge de Sedona, Arizona
L’Auberge de Sedona
Sedona
| Premiere Hotel

Shaded by sycamore trees, this resort is a tranquil creek-side oasis that celebrates Sedona’s natural beauty. (pool, spa)

Days 4-5
Description

Hike among stately cacti in the boulder-strewn hills of the McDowell Mountain Preserve | Keep an eye out for desert wildlife like the collared peccary | Relax poolside at our luxe resort | Take in the views from the private terrace of your desert casita.

Accommodations
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
Scottsdale
| Premiere Hotel

This desert retreat surrounded by cacti and mountains features adobe casitas with outdoor spaces that look out onto Pinnacle Peak and the Sonoran Desert. (pool, spa)

Dates & Prices

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

Click on dates for pricing, itinerary variations and to book your trip. Price is per person, double occupancy.

Activity Level: 1-3

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Route notes

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.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles* | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 4 miles* | 400 ft. gain
Day 2
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Level 2 | 6 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 9 miles* | 1300 ft. gain
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles* | 200 ft. gain
Level 2 | 4 miles* | 400 ft. gain
Level 3 | 7 miles* | 900 ft. gain
Day 4
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 2 miles | 100 ft. gain
Level 1 | 2 miles | 400 ft. gain
Level 2 | 3 miles | 500 ft. gain
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 2 miles | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 4 miles | 1000 ft. gain

What's Included

  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners
  • 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

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