Top three reasons to go hiking in Sedona
Visit the energy vortexes located at the most scenic spots
Everything from family-friendly to challenging trails
At an elevation of over 4300ft, temperatures are mild enough that you can hike year-round
If you are looking for a year-round getaway, look no further than this red rock paradise. Sedona is packed with a wide range of hiking trails for all levels, boasting panoramic views, deep canyons, flat-topped mesas, and expansive overlooks. The landscape here is surprisingly wonderful and offers unique natural features with minimal elevation gain. Visit some of the classic trails like Cathedral Rock, Boynton Canyon or the Soldier Pass — one of the most interesting hikes in the area due to the beautiful Seven Sacred Pools! Explore the mystical nature of the vortexes or just enjoy a day in the fresh air with your expert local guide. Find out more about Sedona — one of the best hiking destinations in the US — from Maggie Slepian, a backpacker, trail runner, climber, and mountain biker!
Phoenix, AZ is a just under 2 hours away
Beginner to advanced
Choose how you spend your day
A Day of Hiking With a Group
Explore the best Sedona has to offer in the company of a friendly, educated guide! Trails in Sedona range from family-friendly beginner trails to more challenging routes that will take you to ridges with amazing viewpoints. Let your guide plan out the perfect day according to your fitness level and wishes — hike the scenic trails, take photos and explore the history and biodiversity of the area.
Sedona Hiking Half-Day Group Tour
With so many great short trails in the area, it’s hard to say which one is the best. Join your guide for a few hours in nature and explore the trail most suited to your goals and fitness level! Enjoy the incredible views, and walk along the red rocks and scenic canyons. The trails include everything from natural bridges, rivers, and amazingly diverse wildlife.
Sedona Vortex Energy Group Tour
Sedona has been a spiritually significant area to Native Americans for hundreds of years. It boasts several high-energy areas that are said to offer a wonderful form of relaxation, healing, and stress relief. Join your guide on this relaxing tour and enjoy the scenic views of the marvelous Sedona wilderness. Your guide will show you simple meditation techniques that you can easily practice after your Sedona adventure is over. This easy walking tour takes approximately 3 hours to complete. Show up with an open mind and leave feeling inspired, recharged or uplifted!
Sedona Archeology Group Tour
This tour takes you to two beautiful ancient Native American ruins. Learn about the flora, fauna, and cultural history of each area from your local friendly guide. After exploring the historical sites, visit a wonderful petroglyph site or opt for a tour of an archeology museum. After approximately 3 hours of this educational walking head back home full of newly acquired knowledge about this spectacular place.
Meet your guide
Red Rock Treks
Andy took us to Bell Rock to experience the vortex. He was a great guide and the hike was catered to us! Loved it and thank you Beth for loving your customers!
Full day private tour with Tracy to Antelope Canyon and Horse Shoe Bend. also took a second private Vortex Energy tour with Tracy. You cannot ask for a better experience than this . Tracy is extremely knowledgeable and friendly and gave us a fun and fact filled adventure . Tracy provided an absolutely private and memorable experience for us . She made us feel right at home and provided all we needed to have a great day including all snacks ,drinks, and lunch. Her vehicle was extremely comfortable and clean and she gave us a safe driving experience. This was a great tour and spending the day with Tracy was great. We highly recommend Tracy and her touring adventures.
Tracy is so knowledgeable, she makes each event special. My daughter and I have taken the Grand Canyon Stroll, the Vortex tour and a trip to the cliff dwellings, the well and to the ranch. I have taken two other friends to her Grand Canyon Stroll. So worth it! So all in all I have “trekked” with Tracy each of my 3 recent trips to Sedona!
Things to know
Covid measures in Sedona
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Sedona please refer to the Arizona Office of Tourism.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!
What you get on this adventure:
- An experienced, local hiking guide with extensive knowledge of the area
- A half or full day of guided group hiking, depending on your itinerary
- Transportation from your hotel
- Trail snacks and a picnic lunch
- All necessary high quality gear (backpacks, trekking poles, etc.)
- Permits and entrance fees
What’s not included:
- Transportation to and from Sedona
How fit do I need to be?
There are day hikes in Sedona to suit all skill and fitness levels, so even if you’re not an experienced hiker, there’s a hike for you.
- For beginner hikes, if you can walk for three to six miles with little elevation gain while carrying a daypack, you are good to go!
- Intermediate hikes will see more change in elevation and hikes will start to increase in length, hiking anywhere between four to eight miles while carrying a full daypack.
- Advanced hikes are full-day treks with steep descents and challenging switchbacks. Keep in mind, the weather in the summer can be very hot in the
- Grand Canyon and you’ll also be carrying a full daypack, so expect a challenging day even for the most avid hikers.
What do I need to bring?
Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:
- Water bottle or hydration bladder (2L capacity)
- Lightweight hiking boots or shoes
- Spare clothes for layering
- Waterproof rain jacket
- Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
- Headlamp or flashlight
- Camera — optional (but recommended)
Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.
Group sizes and age requirements
Group sizes and prices:
- Tours in Sedona are not private. You will be joined to a group of people with a similar fitness level.
- The usual client to guide ratio for day-hiking in Sedona is 6:1, but larger groups can be accommodated with additional guides.
- A minimum of 2 guests is required for the Archeology tour to operate.
- Pricing is per person, and cost does not decrease as your group grows.
- If your hiking party is larger than six people, please contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
Min. age requirements:
- Anyone over the age of 12 can join these day-hiking tours
- Children between the ages of 5 and 12 may join these day-hiking tours, but only on a case-by-case basis
If you plan to hike with anyone under the age of 12, please contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
Getting there and meeting location
Most people fly into Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, which is a two-hour drive from Sedona. From there, you can rent a car or take a shuttle to Sedona. Once you’re there, most of the trails can be accessed by car in half an hour.
Your meeting location will be based on the hike you choose, but you’re likely to meet your guide at their office or at the trailhead. Departure times change with the seasons. Tours leave early morning in spring/summer and later during the fall/winter months.