What To Do
Life spills outdoors in Sedona, among the most heavenly real estate of the Southwest. Surrounded by 1.8 million acres of national forest land and buttressed by four wilderness areas and two state parks, this is a landscape built for adventure. Angular formations, high mesas and rocky cliffs define the multi-terraced skyline. Forests are carved by a network of trails and ringed by feisty streams, all beneath a clear azure sky. So whatever thrill you seek—by water, land or air—you’ll find it in Sedona.
Hikers amble over wild country trails that loop through a labyrinth of stone towers. Mountain bikers zoom along the sinuous curves of singletrack. Jeeps rumble into the outback and perform acrobatics across sandstone outcroppings. Kayakers paddle through fast moving currents while anglers work the pools for elusive trout. Hot air balloons lift off early each morning to greet the rising dawn. Helicopters swoop in and out of high-walled canyons. The biggest dilemma that visitors face each morning is choosing their adventure du jour.
Yet not every outdoor option needs to be an adrenaline-fueled activity. No matter what else you do, squeeze in room for a picnic while you’re here—an old-fashioned sit-outside-and-eat picnic. Spread your blanket among the historic orchards of Slide Rock State Park. Or at Red Rock Crossing along the banks of Oak Creek as majestic Cathedral Rock rises overhead. Or sit atop Airport Mesa while waiting for the bruised-peach sunset to settle on the horizon.
And for those who enjoy a leisurely but challenging game of golf, you’ll be awestruck with what Sedona has to offer. Stroll verdant fairways and lush greens framed by crimson-hued monoliths. Naturally, the best thing about golfing in Sedona is that players have an irrefutable excuse for a lousy round. They couldn’t concentrate because of the breath-snatching scenery, simple as that.
If you want to extend your stay outdoors, you can sleep under a dazzling canopy of stars. The U.S. Forest Service operates several campgrounds spread through the narrow confines of Oak Creek Canyon. Pitch your tent in a grove of sycamore trees at the edge of the clear running stream. Awaken to a chorus of morning birdsong and the splash of leaping trout. Start planning your day in the flush of soft morning sun.
Premier skiing and snowboarding destination offering 260 average inches of natural snowfall with snowmaking capability to play on including downhill, learning, and terrain parks. Arizona’s first high-speed 6-pack chairlift is here for the 2016/2017 winter season! Open mid-November through mid-April.
Sedona’s Premiere Hiking Store that captures the total Hiking Experience. ‘Sedona Trail Finder’, Sedona’s only interactive trail finder; Hiking Footwear & Gear; “On & Off” Trail Apparel; and the Energy Cafe. Visit us at www.thehikehouse.com or across from TLAQUEPAQUE next to Garland’s Rugs.
Northern Arizona’s premiere ATV tours will guide you through the unique backdrop of Arizona’s high desert country. Verde Valley trails are breathtakingly beautiful. Phoenix magazine described them as “nature’s rollercoaster” Sedona trails explore vast plateaus & the backdrop of blue sky & red rocks
No other Sedona golf course provides a better combination of jaw-dropping splendor & exceptional challenge. The thrilling 6,646-yard, par 71 course is widely considered among the world’s most unforgettable golf experiences. Recipient of a continuous four-star rating from Golf Digest.
Sedona’s Original Championship Golf Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. & Jr. surrounded by the splendor of the Red Rocks, featuring tree-lined doglegs with strategically-placed fairway bunkers in the landing areas, and slightly elevated greens surrounded by large, swirling bunkers.
Start your adventure with a two-hour tour in Sedona’s western canyons. Enjoy a scenic ride to the ranch for your horseback ride. Your 1.5 hour ride will take you along the banks of the Verde River. After enjoy an all-you-can-eat cowboy dinner while you enjoy a Western stage show. Transportation provided.
Come play in the trees! The course features bridges, swings, nets, ziplines and more all suspended 15 and 60 feet in the ponderosa pine forest. Come on your own, bring a group, or have a party. Kids course for 7-11 yr olds. Adult courses for ages 12+.
We are the only guided ATV Tour in Sedona. All off road, no driving with street traffic. We will take you on the best trails and show you the best views. We provide the ATV, the guide, helmets, goggles, gloves, cold bottled water and candy bars. This is great family fun. Not Extreme, Just Extraordinary!
The Red Rock Ranger Station is open daily 9am-4:30pm. Our friendly and knowledgeable Forest Service employees and volunteers can answer your questions about world class hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, scenic driving, camping, fishing, heritage sites, and more. Enjoy our red rock vistas.
Please visit us at the Official Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center when you arrive in Sedona (look for the blue sign!) We’re located at 331 Forest Road & SR 89A in Uptown Sedona. We will assist you with everything you need to know about Sedona, and will provide you with maps, directions, advice, and suggestions to make your stay in Sedona special! For more information call us at 1-800-288-7336 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save The Date for the 13th Annual Sedona Marathon Event will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The Sedona Marathon Event will feature four distances sure to take your breath away: 5K, 10K, Half, and Full Marathon. This scenic race attracts athletes from around the globe to enjoy Sedonas red rocks up close and personal. If the scenery doesn’t take your breath away, the hills will! Registration is now open.
Come and enjoy the Verde River in this magical high desert oasis. We have several river trips to choose from including Tubing Madness in the summer and our World Famous “Water to Wine Tour.” Awesome guides make for great trips. Bring your camera and your fun loving spirit! Highly rated on:Trip Advisor.
Ready for fun? Rent a Pedego Electric Bike and have your Red Rock Adventure your way! From leisurely Vortex Tours, Ride & Relax Yoga Spa Tours and Panoramic Picnics, to Hardcore Hike & Bike, you choose your time, speed, & level of electronic assist! Go out hard and coast back or pace yourself! We rent e-bikes by the hour, 1/2 day, day, week or more and also sell bikes, accessories, clothing, maps, drinks, mementos of your adventure & more! Come ride with us and you’ll be saying “HELLO FUN”!
Sedona’s premier bike shop for all your mountain and road cycling needs. Bike rentals, demos, sales, repairs, clothing, mountain bike trail maps, and friendly service. Bikes and gear from Trek, Niner, Intense, BMC, Troy Lee Designs, Club Ride, Camelbak, Osprey, Giro, & many more. Come ride with us!
Hop in one of our top of the line, hard-shell kayaks and cruise down the scenic Verde River. These boats feature a sit-on-top design that makes them comfortable, stable and safe. It’s a fun, interactive experience where you get to cool off and learn about the unique history of the Verde River
Ride to Glide- Sedona Segway tours is Excited to share Sedona with you! Segways are a Gravity Defying “Gone Green” Adventure Tour for your enjoyment. You will experience Sedona up close and personal. Sedona Segway has onsite training at our facility. Free Suntans also available! Come join the fun.
Trail rides, Cowboy Cookouts, Hay wagon rides, special rodeo style events, birthday parties, special celebrations . Wide open spaces, dark starry skies and magical sunsets. The only horseback Outfitter/Guides permitted by the Red Rock Ranger District. 30 minutes from Sedona; transportation provided. Reservations required. www.mdiamondranch.com 928-300-6466
Horsin Around Adventures offers a breathtaking trail experience in the heart of beautiful Page Springs wine country. Close to Sedona, our trails are nestled along Oak Creek with dramatic views of wine country vistas and wildlife habitats. We are a family owned operation with authentic cowboys/girls.