Hiking Sedona's Red Rock Country

Hiking Sedona's Red Rock Country

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Hiking Sedona's Red Rock Country

4 Days Starting and ending in Sedona

Visiting: Sedona

Tour operator:

Intrepid Travel

Tour code:

SKTA

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

1 - 6

Physical rating:

High, High

Age range:

12-99 years

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
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$1775
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Tour Overview

This 4-day trekking adventure across Sedona’s magical red rock landscapes will get your heart racing. Challenge yourself to exhilarating mountain climbs that reward you with views most don’t get the chance to enjoy. Learn about Sedona’s wilderness and Native American history from your local guide, who will lead you to the most fascinating locations. Your days will be spent in nature, tackling trails, switchbacks and summits and enjoying picnic lunches with better views than any 5-star restaurant. In the evenings, you’ll retire to your accommodation to kick your feet up before being treated to hearty meals that fuel you for the next day’s adventures. Plus, you’ll explore a quaint 19th-century mining town built on the edge of a steep mountain – one of the most unique places in America. This active adventure will send you home fitter than when you began with a camera roll full of incredible memories.

Highlights

  • Spend four days discovering Sedona's ancient red rock country on foot as you join your local leader along some of the area's best hikes.

  • Explore the 19th-century mining town of Jerome, built on the side of a steep mountain, making it one of the most unique places in America.

  • Enjoy more challenging hikes that take you to some of Sedona’s most rewarding peaks – to bask in the panoramic views many trekkers miss.

  • Get the inside scoop on the geological and cultural history of the land you’re hiking from local guides who are passionate about the area and love sharing their knowledge.

  • After days spent on your feet, be rewarded with comfortable accommodation and hearty meals that rejuvenate your weary legs.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Sedona
Location: Sedona
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

Welcome to Arizona – the gateway to some of the USA’s best hikes. You’ll be welcomed to the rust-coloured desert landscape with a hearty breakfast before your first hike of the trip. We begin near Courthouse Butte and Bell Rock, two of Sedona’s most prominent and beautiful landmarks, and quickly climb into layered shelves of red rock sandstone. Halfway into our hike, we’ll reach Cathedral Rock, a stunning 300-metre-tall sandstone monolith. Your local leader will prepare a tasty lunch and share some of the native and indigenous history of the area – you’ll learn how this very spot was once a fertile hunting ground. After lunch, we’ll complete our hike among the towering cliffs, sheer pinnacles and pristine canyons of Sedona. This evening, you’ll settle into your accommodation with the option to experience some of Sedona’s artisan shopping districts before dinner with your newfound travel companions and leader at one of our favourite Sedona restaurants.

Included Activities:
-Sedona - Cathedral Rock Hike

Day 2: Sedona
Location: Sedona
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

Fuel up on breakfast this morning before stepping back in time along Sedona’s old wagon roads (now trails) to a red rock saddle that offers sweeping views. The trail we hike is named for the overhanging rock that shelters part of the route from the sun and is a Sedona must. Prepare for exhilarating steps up Schnebly Hill for vistas and panoramic views of the canyons below. Along the way, your local leader will fill you in on the history and story of T.C. Schnebly and his wife Sedona, the town’s namesake.

If time permits, you’ll head to the historic mining town of Jerome, Arizona, tonight. Jerome, a 19th-century mining town built on the side of a steep mountain, is one of the most unique places in America. Your local leader will give you a walking tour of the switchbacking streets, staircase sidewalks, haunted buildings, and fascinating history of this quaint Arizona gem. Before returning to Sedona, you’ll enjoy dinner in Jerome’s most historic and charming restaurant.

Included Activities:
-Sedona - Mitten Ridge Hike
-Jerome - Historic mining town visit and dinner

Day 3: Sedona
Location: Sedona
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

Today, you’ll head north to conquer Sedona’s highest peak at 7,122 feet. Within just the first few steps of this hike, you’ll be transported to an entirely new character of landscape – the ecosystem is lush, with tall, deciduous and coniferous trees. Towering red and white sandstone spires protrude from the mountainside and provide stunning views as we conquer the summit. At the top, you’ll be rewarded with what is arguably one of the best views Sedona has to offer. Expect a panorama of beautiful red rocks surrounding you and Oak Creek Canyon below. From here, tuck into a picnic lunch overlooking Sedona before returning to your accommodation for the evening and enjoying a group dinner together.

Included Activities:
-Sedona - Wilson Mountain Hike

Day 4: Sedona
Location: Sedona
Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch

After your final breakfast, you’ll finish this adventure with a creek hike that brings us to a beautiful high desert oasis (great for swimming). The walk winds close to the creek until you reach a refreshing swimming hole to cool off in. You tuck into a creekside picnic lunch and soak up the cool shade of the riverside trees above. From here, your group can continue to the Mogollon Rim above Wet Beaver Creek or stroll back to the trailhead. You’ll return to your accommodation in the afternoon, where you’ll say your final goodbyes to your newfound travel companions and legendary group leader.

Included Activities:
-Sedona - High Desert Oasis Hike

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

    No

  • Fully Guided

  • Meals

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Sedona - Cathedral Rock Hike

  • Sedona - Mitten Ridge Hike

  • Jerome - Historic mining town visit and dinner

  • Sedona - Wilson Mountain Hike

  • Sedona - High Desert Oasis Hike

What's Not Included

  • Insurance

  • International Travel

Transport

  • AIRPORT TRANSFERS IN THE USA & CANADA
  • We recommend taxis and rideshare services like Lyft and Uber when traveling to and from hotels in the USA and Canada. These services are widely available across North America, offering convenient and accessible transportation options. Private transfers in North America incur high costs and present an increased risk of missed connections due to their fixed schedules. In contrast, taxis and rideshares offer both cost-effectiveness and flexibility, ensuring a smoother journey. With transparent pricing, GPS tracking, and on-demand availability, we believe that taxis and rideshare apps not only offer a reliable alternative to private transfers but also provide a secure, trustworthy, and budget-friendly transportation option for our customers.

Accommodation

  • Experience some of America’s best national parks in style on an inn based tour with cosy accommodation and restaurant meals to look forward to each night. Inn based tours include transportation, lodging, meals, park entrance fees, and a professional hiking guide.

Important Information

  • 1. Please note this trip requires a minimum number of booked customers to guarantee the departure. Your Booking Agent will advise at time of booking if the departure has met minimum numbers. If minimum numbers are not met, you will be advised no later than 30 days out from departure. We recommend arranging flights and related travel services once your departure is guaranteed. In the event that your departure is cancelled due to minimum numbers not being met, a full refund will be provided of monies paid.
  • 2. A completed registration form is required to join these trips. You will not be confirmed for the trip until your form has been received and reviewed. We may ask for a medical release signed by your physician for medical conditions or circumstances which could possibly compromise your safety or the safety of others on this trip – please speak to your agent for further details.
  • 3. A signed disclaimer (Acknowledgement of Risks Form) is required at the time of booking for this trip – please speak to your agent for further details.
  • 4. To help ensure this trip is right for you, this trip is subject to additional ‘Essential Eligibility Requirements’ – see the ‘Itinerary Disclaimer’ section of the Essential Trip Information for further details.
  • 5.This trip is operated and run by Wildland Trekking, an Intrepid company. You will be travelling with a mixture of both Wildland Trekking customers and Intrepid customers.
  • 6. Your pre-trip orientation meeting will be done virtually on a conference call with your guide and the other guests at 5:00 PM the evening before your trip starts. Your guide will go through the packing list, communicate the first day’s logistics, and answer any last minute questions you have. Your guide will give you the phone number for this meeting approximately 10 days before the trip start date. Early on the morning of Day 1 your guide will pick you up from your accommodations in Sedona, Arizona; Your guide will coordinate the time of pick up during the pre-trip orientation conference call. This trip will conclude at approximately 5:00 PM on the last day.
  • 7. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights on your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

Check out our Q&As

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No

  • Is this trip right for you

    This is a walking trip; a good fitness level will help you enjoy all included walks and activities.

    This trip involves hiking from 6 to 9 miles (10 to 14 km) per day with a total trip distance of 22 miles (35 km). The maximum daily elevation gain/loss is 2250 feet (686 m). Please check the trip itinerary for more details.

    On this tour, you will be required to carry a daypack weighing approximately 8-12 lb (3.5 - 5.5kg).

    On our final day, no accommodation is included, so please plan your departure accordingly, or pre-book a post-tour night.

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    No

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Be prepared for some serious physical activity. The fitter you are, the more you'll enjoy it, as most activities will be challenging.

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, 12 years old or above

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest COVID-19 policies

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Intrepid Travel has been taking travellers around the world for over 30 years

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Since 2002, The Intrepid Foundation has supported over 130 organisations across the world. We’re creating positive impact through the joy of travel, community and connection.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Over 50% of traveller travel solo with Intrepid. You can choose to share a room with another solo travelle of the same sex for no additional charge, or choose to pay a single supplement if you’d like your own room. Please request this when booking, and we will secure you a single supplement wherever possible. Please note, if you are booking a last-minute trip, it may be harder for us to secure a single room

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Oct 23, 2024 - Oct 26, 2024
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Book with Confidence

  • Free Date Changes

    Intrepid Travel allows you to make 10 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 56 days before the start of the tour.

  • Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Intrepid Travel allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform intrepid travel, 56 days before departure.

  • Low Deposit

    Intrepid Travel requires a minimum deposit of 400 USD per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 56 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of intrepid travel charges.

    Up to 56 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 55 days before tour starts: Forfeit 30% of booking price.

    At 30 days before tour starts: Forfeit 60% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

  • COVID Protection

    Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards
    From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

    However, we continue to strongly recommend that all travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and other Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.

    This policy excludes all Polar trips and select adventure cruises, where testing and vaccination remains a requirement. Please refer to the Essential Trip Information of your chosen tour for more details.

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