Sedona on a Budget

Budget can often dictate your choices of things to do while in Sedona. Day trips to Sedona can work well if you have limited time or budget for the full Sedona experience. The most highly recommended free (or nearly free) activity is to hike one of the many trails ranging from beginner – appropriate for families with small children – to trails challenging to even the most experienced hiker. The only cost is a Red Rock Pass, available at dozens of businesses, hotels and trailheads for $5/day or $15/week. Hikers must remember to take plenty of water, a map, and be sure to let someone know your intended route.

Families can get their wiggles out at Slide Rock State Park, a natural slide formation in Oak Creek located a few miles up Oak Creek Canyon north of Sedona. Or, check out Grasshopper Point, a popular swimming hole along Oak Creek. At either spot, pleasant walks along Oak Creek provide scenic views and much appreciated shade. The cost to visit either recreation area is $8 per vehicle for up to 5 persons.

The Chapel of the Holy Cross is a non-denominational spiritual facility known as “the chapel in the rocks” by most visitors and definitely worth the time to experience. One of the Sacred Buddhist Stupas of Kunzang Palyul Choling is also in Sedona, Arizona, and is a quiet meditative place “Where Peace is a Living Presence.” There is no admission charge at either location but donations are accepted.

Window shopping is yet another way to enjoy time in Sedona with art galleries topping the list, and yes there are even bargains there. Check out Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, Hillside Sedona, the shops of Uptown Sedona and the outlet stores in the Village of Oak Creek.

There are tours and wine tastings at the Sedona area wineries with selections that rival the best of the vine. There are coupons for saving on the price of wine tours as well as the ever-popular Jeep tours, dining coupons and more discount offerings on our Special Offers page or through the local Chamber of Commerce.

Longer stays will most likely require overnight lodging and there are many choices from multi-family vacation rentals to less expensive motels. Rustic cabins are another alternative for affordable lodging. Meals in Sedona run the gamut: fast food, pizza parlors, sandwich shops and family dining restaurants. Cut costs even further by stopping by the local supermarkets to buy and pack a picnic lunch, spread a blanket and enjoying the views of Sedona’s red rocks. A popular picnic spot is Crescent Moon Park near Red Rock State Park and Red Rock Crossing, the most photographed place in Sedona, with spectacular views of Cathedral Rock. Again, this recreation area costs $8 per vehicle.

Sedona offers so much to see and do at every price point; the choices are yours. Make it memorable; make it your Sedona.



BUDGET-FRIENDLY HOTELS & THINGS TO DO

Wildland Trekking

Go on an epic journey in Sedona or to the Grand Canyon! Services include 1 to 8 day hiking adventures, tasty backcountry cuisine, and quality gear served up by America's most experienced and knowledgeable Grand Canyon guides. 25+ years experience in adventure travel.

Granite Mountain Guides - Prescott

Granite Mountain Guides was established on the foundations of providing exceptional instruction to climbers that are just learning the craft. From there it expanded into how we can best serve the local community even more by promoting wonderful areas for all to experience on our guided tri
Granite Mountain Guides was established on the foundations of providing exceptional instruction to climbers that are just learning the craft. From there it expanded into how we can best serve the local community even more by promoting wonderful areas for all to experience on our guided trips. All of our Instructors are well-qualified American Mountain Guides Association certified in their specific terrain. Granite Mountain Guides can fulfill your needs and help you achieve your goals.

Sedona UFO Tour Guided By Contacted Scientist

At sundown, all participants caravan 3 miles to a parking area with a dark sky. 3rd gen night vision goggles are distributed to see what can't be seen with the naked eye. Satellites, airplanes and UFOs are seen every night.

Personal UFO Tour: With 3 or more in a

At sundown, all participants caravan 3 miles to a parking area with a dark sky. 3rd gen night vision goggles are distributed to see what can't be seen with the naked eye. Satellites, airplanes and UFOs are seen every night.

Personal UFO Tour: With 3 or more in a party, the Sedona UFO Tour Guide comes to you with the gear and the information that has made Michael THE guide to hire for a UFO Tour.

Conversations with a Contactee: Michael will buy lunch and spend an hour sharing his ET contact story, and answering the attendees' questions.


Sedona Hiking App

Take a Hike! The Sedona Hiking App currently has over 110 trails, over four hundred miles of trail documented and available in the App. You can follow your location in real time and always know where you are on the trail. Visit and explore www.SedonaHikingApp.com for trail listings and

Take a Hike! The Sedona Hiking App currently has over 110 trails, over four hundred miles of trail documented and available in the App. You can follow your location in real time and always know where you are on the trail. Visit and explore www.SedonaHikingApp.com for trail listings and hike highlights with pictures from the trails.

Here's how it works: After you decide on the trails you'd like to experience, download the trails onto your device (with a network connection) and 'select' them as you do the hike. Click 'Take a Hike' to see the map. Everything you need is in each hike package, including driving directions This really is hiking for everyone. Easy, moderate, and hard day hikes to enjoy the grandeur of Sedona!

Check out our new Discovering Sedona Landmarks app!


Predator Zip Lines

Experience the wind ripping through your hair on a thrill ride over nature's wildest predators. Enjoy the adventure of a lifetime on a world-class zip line over Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde Arizona! We are conveniently located less than 20 miles from Sedona, in the heart of

Experience the wind ripping through your hair on a thrill ride over nature's wildest predators. Enjoy the adventure of a lifetime on a world-class zip line over Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde Arizona! We are conveniently located less than 20 miles from Sedona, in the heart of Northern Arizona's wine country, just minutes from tasting rooms and vineyards. From the top of the towers, you can see majestic red rocks, the San Francisco peaks, and the whole breathtaking Verde Valley including Cottonwood, Clarkdale and Jerome. Come join us for a Zip Line adventure that you'll never forget! Ride the most exciting zip line ever devised, over Out of Africa and soar over Lions, Tigers, Wolves, Hyenas, Bears, Jaguars and other natural predators!


eBike Adventure Tour - Village of Oak Creek

If you're visiting Sedona and looking for a great way to see the main sites on the East side of Sedona, then look no further than eTrekAdventures Village of Oak Creek half-day tour. This tour is a great way to experience several of the major scenic sights in this area including stops at Ca
If you're visiting Sedona and looking for a great way to see the main sites on the East side of Sedona, then look no further than eTrekAdventures Village of Oak Creek half-day tour. This tour is a great way to experience several of the major scenic sights in this area including stops at Cathedral Rock, the Village of Oak Creek, Bell Rock, and Chapel of the Holy Cross. Each stop offers a brief break in the riding and a chance to take that epic photo to share with family and friends. The tour finishes back at the start point. A total of about 1 hour of riding broken up by several stops, each stop varying from 15-20 minutes, completing the approximate 2 - 2.5 hour total trip time.

The Outlaw Trail Jeep Tour of Sedona

Explore the western canyons of Sedona, Arizona on this guided, 3-hour, 4x4 tour. See this desert town's red-rock buttes, steep canyon walls, and pine forests — a scenic drive full of fun for the entire family. Along the way, learn about the history of the area, the rock formations, and

Explore the western canyons of Sedona, Arizona on this guided, 3-hour, 4x4 tour. See this desert town's red-rock buttes, steep canyon walls, and pine forests — a scenic drive full of fun for the entire family. Along the way, learn about the history of the area, the rock formations, and the local traditions. Choose from one of several departure times throughout the day. Get off the beaten track in a 4x4 Jeep vehicle Choose from several departure times throughout the day Get inside tips and information from a local guide Ideal choice for the entire family.


Private Soldier Pass Trail Jeep Tour from Sedona

Travel by Jeep through Sedona's rugged countryside toward Soldiers Pass for expansive landscape views. This tour also brings you to two interesting natural sites: Devils Kitchen sinkhole and Apache's Seven Pools. Let someone else navigate the rough terrain while you sit back and enjoy t

Travel by Jeep through Sedona's rugged countryside toward Soldiers Pass for expansive landscape views. This tour also brings you to two interesting natural sites: Devils Kitchen sinkhole and Apache's Seven Pools. Let someone else navigate the rough terrain while you sit back and enjoy the scenery.

  • Soldier Pass Trail from Sedona
  • Travel through the rugged countryside and challenging trails of Sedona towards Soldiers Pass
  • Ride over, around and up the red rocks
  • A challenging 4x4 experience that only a Jeep can provide

  • Private Diamondback Gulch by Off-Road Jeep from Sedona

    A 4x4 off-road tour lets you get to the parts of Diamondback Gulch that are inaccessible to most vehicles. Take in panoramic views of the red rocks of Mingus Mountain, exposed layers of limestone, and more, all while riding on a thrilling Jeep Extreme-rated desert trail. Plus, a guided tou
    A 4x4 off-road tour lets you get to the parts of Diamondback Gulch that are inaccessible to most vehicles. Take in panoramic views of the red rocks of Mingus Mountain, exposed layers of limestone, and more, all while riding on a thrilling Jeep Extreme-rated desert trail. Plus, a guided tour includes commentary about the area’s wildlife, archaeology, and moments of Hollywood fame.
  • 4x4 Jeep tour of Diamondback Gulch from Sedona
  • Access the wilderness of Diamondback Gulch on an Extreme Jeep Trail, beyond what's available by car
  • Comfortable custom Jeeps seat no more than 7 passengers
  • Learn about the area’s history and wildlife from your guide as you go
  • Admire unobstructed views of the desert wilderness far from other people
  • Morning and afternoon departure times are available

  • Bliss Wine Tours - The Most Luxurious Vineyard Tour in Sedona

    We are the most luxurious, customer-focused, wine tour company in Sedona! With extravagant limousines for larger groups and plush SUV’s for smaller groups. This tour helps you maximize on time while up in Northern Arizona, with a duration of 5+ hours. We spend an average of a little ove

    We are the most luxurious, customer-focused, wine tour company in Sedona! With extravagant limousines for larger groups and plush SUV’s for smaller groups. This tour helps you maximize on time while up in Northern Arizona, with a duration of 5+ hours. We spend an average of a little over an hour at each vineyard. Here’s one of many tips we will give you, after booking: You are able to imbibe on alcoholic beverages while traveling to and from the wineries and Sedona, with Bliss! This is a true day of pampering! This includes Excellent wine, Amazing food, Luxurious vehicles, Guides that want nothing more, than to make your heart Blissfully happy - Cheers!


    Wine Tour from Sedona to the Verde Valley Vineyards in Luxury Transportation

    Our tour to four wineries will be either in a luxury tour coach or in a luxury SUV depending on the size of the group going out that day. You may choose to enjoy tastings or bottles of award-winning wines. You will receive discounts for tastings and bottles of wine, at some of the winer

    Our tour to four wineries will be either in a luxury tour coach or in a luxury SUV depending on the size of the group going out that day. You may choose to enjoy tastings or bottles of award-winning wines. You will receive discounts for tastings and bottles of wine, at some of the wineries. Also, we are the only tour company that allows you to bring your own alcoholic (or nonalcoholic) beverages with you on the bus. At one of the wineries, we will have a picnic, outside next to the grapevines or inside depending on the weather. The picnic is served on linens, includes a personal charcuterie board. This includes French bread, gourmet cheeses, hard salami, olive oil with balsamic vinegar, grapes, nuts, and chocolates, for each individual person on the tour. At one of the award-winning wineries, we will be touring the production facility and barrel room. There we will discuss the wine-making process and what it takes to make a cluster of grapes into an award-winning bottle of wine.


    Inflatable Kayak Adventure from Camp Verde

    Arizona's Verde River is a National Wild and Scenic River, which means it's recognized nationally for its extreme beauty. Don't miss the chance to kayak down the river at your own pace, taking in the views as you go with this Verde River Inflatable Kayak Adventure from Camp Verde. A sin

    Arizona's Verde River is a National Wild and Scenic River, which means it's recognized nationally for its extreme beauty. Don't miss the chance to kayak down the river at your own pace, taking in the views as you go with this Verde River Inflatable Kayak Adventure from Camp Verde. A single inflatable kayak lets you keep your distance from others, while getting the group-like experience as you float along with other kayakers.

  • Paddle down Arizona's Verde River in an inflatable kayak
  • A self-guided river float lets you kayak at your own pace
  • Perfect for all skill levels from beginner to expert
  • All necessary equipment and a short instruction are provided for you

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