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Sedona Walking & Hiking Tour - 4-Day Getaway

Arizona's Red Rocks & Desert Magic

Couples, Friends & Solos

4 days 3 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

Casual Plus Hotels

From: $3,549 - $3,999 pp dbl occ

($950 for sgl occ)

There’s something about Sedona. It calls to you. With its surreal red-rock landscape, magnificent from any vantage point. The myriad opportunities for both outdoor adventure and inner contemplation. A wealth of amenities from the shops and art galleries to intangibles like stunning sunsets and a rejuvenating energy. Once you discover Sedona’s treasures on foot, you’ll be captivated. Heed the call.

Arizona Sedona 4-Day Walking and Hiking Tour
Arizona Sedona 4-Day Walking and Hiking Tour


Start/End Phoenix

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


  • Hike among jagged peaks and vast canyons, and 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, leaving 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.
4 Days Casual Plus Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.

DAY 1 Explore Red Rock State Park on foot, past thriving creek habitats, with stunning views of crimson rock formations in the distance | Follow the Kisva Trail, taking in the colors and scents of cottonwood, sycamore, Arizona alder and ash trees | Keep your eyes peeled for a wide variety of birds, including hawks, hummingbirds and roadrunners | Behold nature’s paintbox of reds and oranges splashed onto cliffs and buttes | Enjoy amazing views while relaxing poolside at our hip hotel in the sky.

DAY 2 View iconic Cathedral Rock—some say they feel a sense of well-being just looking at it from afar | Experience the desert hues of Sedona, encircled by deep canyons, pine forests and red-rock scenery | Hike past multicolored spires and mesmerizing sandstone formations | Visit Tlaquepaque, Sedona’s renowned arts and crafts village | Gaze at the starry desert sky above and the twinkling city lights below from the hotel’s terrace.

DAY 3 Find yourself transported by the spectacular landscapes around Mescal Mountain, Doe Mountain and Boynton Vortex | Visit rugged cliffs, desert gardens and towering monoliths | Walk along trails lined with agave plants, manzanita and prickly pear | Consider a little pampering in town at one of many spas | Savor the flavors of Southwestern cuisine while dining alfresco under the expansive desert sky.

DAY 4 A hike on Airport Mesa leads to a spectacular 360-degree view of Sedona from Table Top Mountain | Get your energy balanced on an outing to Boynton Canyon, the location of one of Sedona’s four main vortexes | Enjoy the cultural arts and music of Sedona before traveling south to Phoenix.

Exterior view of Sky Rock Sedona Hotel
Sky Rock Sedona
| Casual Plus Hotel

Enjoy unparalleled views of Sedona from this stylish boutique hotel set on a hilltop high above the city. (pool)

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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 | 1100 ft. gain
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles* | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Level 3 | 6 miles | 900 ft. gain
Optional Visit to Boynton Vortex (30 minutes)
Day 4
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 400 ft. gain
Level 2 | 4 miles | 400 ft. gain

What's 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

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