Sedona Family Walking & Hiking Tour – Older Teens & 20s

Arizona's Crimson Cliffs & Desert Retreats

  • 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

Introduce your family to Sedona. Crimson cliffs and towering rock spires shift colors as the sun passes. Dry heat gives way to a brilliant display of twinkling stars. Hikes through vast vortex canyons. Soothing spa treatments. See why some regard this as a sacred place of healing and spiritual renewal. Get to know Sedona. Get to know yourself.

Sedona Walking and Hiking Tour Map


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.

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(+$710 for sgl. occ.)


5 days, 4 nights
Activity Level

Open 7 Days a Week
6 am - 6 pm Pacific time

Start / End
Phoenix, Arizona

All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners included

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Premiere Hotels

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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)

Guest Reviews

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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.

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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.

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Daily Route Options
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.

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity levels 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.

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.

Kids Who Aren't Kids Anymore

Only Backroads offers active trips in Arizona designed for families with older teens and 20s. These trips are aimed at you and the amazingly grownup members of your clan—whether they're almost high school grads, already in college or further along. Find out more in this blog post.

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Private Trips Options & Pricing

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 a large selection of dates for your group of 8 or more. Call us for date availability. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.

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Pricing for Private Trips


  • 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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