December 26, 2018
3 Unique Ways to Explore the Outdoors in Sedona
Posted by: Lori Reinhold
One of the main reasons people visit Sedona is to explore the great outdoors. While hiking is by far the most popular outdoor activity, there are so many other unique ways to experience the majesty that is Sedona’s red rock landscapes. If you are seeking a thrilling, out-of-the-ordinary adventure during your time in Sedona, look no further. Here are 3 awesome ways to explore Sedona’s magnificent outdoors.
1. Take a Helicopter Tour
There is nothing like seeing the magnificent canyons, spires, buttes, and rock formations of Sedona from above. Take a helicopter tour with Guidance Air and your jaw will literally drop in amazement. Their tours take you over ancient ruin sites and monolithic rock formations, as well as some of the most stunning red rock landscapes in the Southwest. Guidance Air also offers tour to the Grand Canyon and Horseshoe Bend.
2. Rent a Jeep
If you prefer to get up close and personal with Sedona’s red rocks, consider renting a jeep through Barlow Adventures. Their top-of-the-line, four-wheel drive Jeep Wranglers are the perfect way for you to hit the rugged trails and backroads of the Coconino National Forest. Clean and safe, their vehicles are custom designed for off-pavement excursions. You can choose from a 24-hour rental, 3-day rental, or 7-day rental. Jeeps seat up to five riders. Trail ratings range for easy to adventurous and difficult. Your rental also comes with a map, driving tips & instructions, and information about the area. Barlow Adventures also offers educational courses and guided rides.
3. Explore on an ATV
If you really like to get the adrenaline pumping, rent an ATV through the Sedona Off Road Center. Their state-of-the-art 2015 Polaris RZR XP4 10000 EPS vehicles are perfect for a scenic backcountry thrill ride. Popular destinations for ATV riders include the Outlaw Trail, Soldier’s Pass, Vultee Arch Road, and a variety of other trails throughout the Red Rock Ranger District. The best thing about Sedona Off Road Center is they encourage riders to explore the red rock wilderness at their own pace, which means you can take your time experiencing the gorgeous scenery and abundant wildlife. Your ride comes with a basic map of the area and an ice-chest filled with ice.
Planning an outdoor adventure to Sedona, Arizona? Book a stay at the Alma de Sedona Inn for warm service and unbeatable red rock views.