Note: Some tour providers on this list may be running more limited operations due to COVID-19 or may impose testing or vaccine requirements. Check with your tour operator about availability before you book.
With iconic rock formations, ample national forest land and plenty of recreational activities, Sedona, Arizona, is a popular tourist spot for outdoor enthusiasts. With so many attractions to explore, many visitors choose to book one of the region’s famous Jeep tours. Considering both traveler sentiment and expert opinions, U.S. News selected six of the best Jeep excursions in Sedona. Go on an off-roading adventure to see Sedona’s famous red rocks like never before.
Keep in mind that these Jeep tours feature plenty of bumps and jolts. If you’re prone to motion sickness, you may wish to find another Sedona tour that will be easier on your body. Additionally, many companies will not allow infants or pregnant people on tours.
A Day in the West Jeep Tours – Diamondback Gulch Jeep Tour
If you’re on the hunt for an adrenaline-packed excursion, this Jeep tour of Diamondback Gulch may be just what you’re looking for. You’ll spend two hours quickly climbing through the desert and rugged trails to get up close and personal with rock formations like Capitol Butte and Chimney Rock. You’ll eventually drive through Diamondback Gulch and emerge out the other side. Tourists rave about the quality of the drivers and guides and the epic views on this tour. They also say that the ride lives up to its description: it’s very bumpy. Tickets for Diamondback Gulch start at about $130 for a two-person private tour. There are multiple tour departures daily. A Day in the West also offers Jeep tours of the Mogollon Rim and a gentler Jeep tour that traverses only paved roads. The company also operates horseback rides.
Pink Adventure Tours – Broken Arrow
Knowledgeable guides lead this rugged off-road adventure that features twists and turns through Coconino National Forest and past Sedona’s most famous red rock formations. It also includes time for two stops, allowing travelers to get out of the vehicle and explore. What’s more, Pink Adventure Tours (also known as Pink Jeep Tours Sedona) is the only outfitter permitted by the U.S. Forest Service to use this trail. Travelers enjoy the approximately two-hour tour, calling it awesome and rave about the friendly guides and incredible views. Prices start at $132 for adults and $119 for kids ages 2 to 12. Tours are generally available daily multiple times a day; departures vary by season. Note that Pink Adventure Tours offers several other tour routes, including trips to Antelope Canyon and the Grand Canyon.
Arizona Safari Jeep Tours – Vortex Experience
This Jeep tour takes you through Sedona’s famous vortexes – or areas within Sedona’s wilderness that purportedly emit heightened spiritual and metaphysical energy. You’ll have to walk a bit on this 2 1/2-hour tour, but you’ll spend most of the journey exploring in a Jeep (on pavement) as you traverse unique landscapes and mountains in search of the mystery and wonder vortexes supposedly create. Tours, which are available multiple times daily, cost approximately $110 for adults and $90 for children ages 5 to 12. Tour-takers encourage other travelers to take this trip because of the breathtaking views. Looking for something less mystical? Try the company’s Wildlife, Seven Canyons or Outback Trail tours.
Red Rock Jeep Tours – Canyons & Cowboys
Enjoy incredible canyon views as you climb up the Dry Creek Basin. In total, you’ll spend two hours viewing wildlife, rock formations and old-growth forests in your Jeep with an expert guide. Reviewers routinely call this tour a wild ride and say the guides make the experience educational and fun. Others complain that seating can be a tight fit if you’re tall. Tickets cost around $130 per person for a two-person private tour. Trips depart several times daily. This company also offers several other Jeep tours throughout Sedona, including a 90-minute tour that traverses Soldier Pass trail.
Pink Adventure Tours – Red Rock Range
Not into rugged roads? No problem. Pink Adventure Tours ranks this outing as “mild,” meaning you’ll encounter fewer bumps as you cruise down dirt roads. During the two-hour tour, guides regale travelers with stories about the area’s history, flora and fauna. And – as the tour name implies – tourgoers will see Sedona’s gorgeous red rock formations throughout their trip. Reviewers say a Pink Jeep Tour is a must-do when in Sedona and an “amazing” experience. They also say the guides are great. Tours depart multiple times daily (exact times may vary by month). Tickets start at $79 for adults and $71 for children 2 to 12; infants younger than 2 may not join the tour. The company also runs in-city tours as well as numerous outdoor adventures.
Arizona Safari Jeep Tours – The Outlaw Trail
Tour-takers regularly praise the Outlaw Trail tour because of its incredible scenery and knowledgeable guides. Reviewers also say they learn quite a bit. On this three-hour tour, guides drive you along this desert trail to see ranch country, wildflowers, red rocks and wildlife. Plus, the ride isn’t too rough. Tours depart several times daily. Tickets cost about $110 for people 13 and older, while children 12 and younger can ride for about $90. Arizona Safari Jeep Tours runs multiple other excursions, including an archaeology focused hike.