Sedona, Arizona is often referred to as Red Rock Country. This is due to the amazing backdrop showcasing this incredible city. Many people who travel here feel inspired to get outside and explore everything the outdoors has to offer. Gorgeous formations of red rock surround the city on three sides. These are called Thunder Mountain, Cathedral and Coffeepot. To the north of the city is Oak Creek Canyon and the entire area is considered a playground for the entire year. The outdoor activities are exceptional and draw people from all over the United States and the world. The comfort and variety of the vacation rentals will suit a wide variety of tastes and the property management is excellent. The very best of the available outdoor activities are described below.
One of the best ways to see the magnificent countryside is by taking an open air and exhilarating tour by jeep. This is because you are close enough to see the beauty of the rough terrain, the desert countryside, breathe the fresh air and experience a fun and unique adventure. The oldest family owned tour business has been in the area since 1949. A Day in the West is an exceptional outfitter offering a nice selection of tours, knowledgeable and experienced guides and Jeeps specifically modified so you can experience everything from the high desert peaks to the lowest canyons. You will never forget the time you spent with these charming cowboys. The Diamondback tour is an extreme adventure packed with adrenaline and seriously major canyons. The Jeep and Winery tour is much more sedate and includes a succulent wine tasting. There are also companies offering tours of the back country in unique and exciting 4-wheel vehicles. You can enjoy the famous Grand Canyon or the mysteries of the Rock Art. You even have the opportunity to see the wildlife up close and personal. Whichever tour you choose, your memories will last for a lifetime.
Guided Hiking Adventures
Hiking in Sedona is both fulfilling and exciting. If you do not want to go alone, there are numerous guided hiking tours available. This is an excellent way to see everything the area has to offer with experienced and friendly tour guides. The tours are specifically designed for your unique capabilities and interests. You can choose a camping adventure, a backpacking tour lasting several days or a single day hike. There is nothing like seeing the countryside during a moonlit tour and the red-rock country is beyond description. You do not want to miss out on this experience. If you are looking for something spiritual, there are combination packages available as well. This includes hiking, yoga, camping and meditation. There are packages with a yoga session and a three hour hike or a three day exploration retreat. The red rocks are said to cleanse both your spirit and your mind.
Hot Air Balloon Rides
If you want a captivating view of the landscape and the outdoors, experience a hot air balloon ride through the skies. The average ride is sixty to ninety minutes in length. You even have the option of a delightful picnic lunch after you touch back down. Some tours momentarily lower the balloon so you skim the water’s surface. You will go through the red rocks and revel in the excitement and phenomenal views. The majority of the rides take off before dawn so prepare to rise early and soar over the canyons and rocks as the sun rises. A balloon ride is the perfect way to begin you day after a good night’s sleep in your vacation rentals. The property management will ensure everything is perfect.
The desert landscape has green amidst the browns, reds and oranges of the desert. You can schedule your tee time at an amazing golf resort with a par-71 course encompassing 6,646 yards. Golf Digest has consistently given the Sedona Golf Resort a 4-star rating. Another sensational choice is the Oak Creek Country Club. Large, swirling bunkers surround the slight elevations and the tree-lined doglegs are superb. This is one of the best courses in the American West.
You can spend a day horseback riding and dreaming about cowboys and the old west. There are ranches providing rides from an hour to a full day of exploration on the trails. You will see the old pioneering towns, tall pines and old mines with the history provided by your trusty guide. There are a lot of companies offering a horseback adventure to the Grand Canyon. There are rides for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders. You will be guided through the incredible Grand Canyon and can even take a tour of the canyon itself on a mule.
The beauty of this area is awaiting your arrival.