The 6 Best Sedona Jeep Tours

With otherworldly rock formations, ample national forest land and plenty of recreational activities, Sedona, Arizona, is a popular vacation destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Jeep tours – and in particular, Pink Adventure Tours – are one of the most adventurous and iconic things to do in Sedona. Founded in 1960, Pink Adventure Tours is an award-winning tour company that has hosted more than 7 million travelers in its specially designed, bubblegum pink vehicles.

Considering both traveler sentiment and expert opinions, U.S. News recognized this company as the premier option for Jeep excursions in Sedona – and also highlighted some of its worthiest competitors. Just keep in mind: Jeep tours feature plenty of bumps and jolts. If you’re prone to motion sickness, you may want to find another Sedona tour. Additionally, many companies do not allow infants or pregnant people on tours.

Pink Adventure Tours – Broken Arrow

Price: Adults from $142; kids from $129
Duration: 2 hours

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 $142 for adults and $129 for kids ages 2 to 12 (infants younger than 2 are not permitted on this tour). Tours are generally available multiple times a day, seven days a week; departure times vary by season. Note that Pink Adventure Tours offers several other tour routes, including trips to Antelope Canyon and the Grand Canyon.

Pink Adventure Tours – Scenic Rim 1.5

Price: Adults from $79; kids from $72
Duration: 1.5 hours

On this rugged 90-minute adventure, hop into your pink Jeep Wrangler to navigate the rocky, winding paths that make up Sedona’s red rocks trails, including picturesque Schnebly Hill Road. Travelers should expect a bumpy ride for the vast majority of the tour as they ascend through the canyons. Photo-worthy highlights include the Mogollon Rim and Munds Wagon Trail, a historic cattle highway dating back to 1902. Tourgoers love this outing, noting the guides are fun and knowledgeable, and the scenery is gorgeous. However, some past travelers express disappointment at unexpected tour cancellations due to icy weather, so keep the time of year in mind when booking. Tours take place daily at multiple times. Tickets start at $79 for adults and $72 for kids ages 2 to 12. (Children younger than 2 are not permitted.) If a longer adventure through the wilderness is calling your name, consider Pink Adventure Tours’ Scenic Rim 2.5 tour, which lasts 2.5 hours.

Pink Adventure Tours – Red Rock Range

Price: Adults from $89; kids from $81
Duration: 2 hours

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 at multiple times daily (exact times may vary by month). Tickets start at $89 for adults and $81 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.

Pink Adventure Tours – Ancient Ruin

Price: Adults from $114; kids from $103
Duration: 3 hours

Another “mild” tour option, Pink Adventure Tours Ancient Ruin tour explores the Honanki Heritage Site, where travelers can see 700-year-old cliff dwellings once inhabited by the Sinagua people of Sedona. Guests will learn about the history and culture of these people, see how they lived and worked and get up close and personal with their ancient artwork and artifacts. This three-hour outing involves a few bumps and potholes while riding in the Jeep, as well as an easy walk on a dirt trail for a little less than a mile. Recent guests say they learned a lot on this unique tour and wholeheartedly recommend it if you’re interested in archeology. Tours are offered at multiple times every day. Tickets start at $114 for adults and $103 for children ages 2 to 12; kids younger than 2 are not allowed. Pink Adventure Tours also offers a number of combination tours that cover multiple locations in one trip.

More Sedona Jeep Tours

While you won’t ride in a quintessential pink Jeep, the following Jeep tours in Sedona also come highly recommended by travelers:

A Day in the West Jeep Tours – Diamondback Gulch Jeep Tour

Price: From $139.95
Duration: 2 hours

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 cost about $140 per person for a two-person private tour. Prices per person lower as you add more people (travelers can book groups of up to six). 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.

Arizona Safari Jeep Tours – Vortex Experience

Price: Adults from $109; kids from $89
Duration: 2.5 hours

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 2.5-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, start at $109 for adults and $89 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 Western Jeep Tours – Red Rock West Jeep Tour

Price: From $140
Duration: 2 hours

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 $140 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.

Arizona Safari Jeep Tours – The Outlaw Trail

Price: Adults from $109; kids from $89
Duration: 3 hours

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 ages 3 to 12 can ride for about $90. Arizona Safari Jeep Tours runs multiple other excursions, including an archaeology focused hike.

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