Day Trips from Sedona

Sedona is just miles away from some of Arizona's most beloved towns, attractions and areas of interest. Explore the highest mountain reaching nearly 13,000 ft in elevation; the one and only Grand Canyon; a wild west, art ghost town precariously looming on the side of a old mining cliff; or the Verde Valley, wine country of the Southwest; Sedona is in no shortage of fantastic day trips.

Flagstaff, AZ

Flagstaff is Arizona's cool country in every sense. Not only is the temperature is typically 30°F cooler than Phoenix and about 15°F cooler than Sedona; but the outdoor, mountain lifestyle is in full effect here. The city sits at an elevation is 7,000 feet and features a ski resort, hundreds of miles of single track mountain biking trails, hiking trails and some of the best rock climbing in the Southwest. Flagstaff is home of Northern Arizona University and is also considered to be the Gateway City to the Grand Canyon, which in combination keeps the demographic of Flagstaff young, diverse, progressive and vibrant. Flagstaff is just 27 miles north of Sedona on 89A (possibly one of the most visually stunning scenic drives in Arizona) and features a geographic view Mt. Humphreys, a 12,633 ft extinct volcano that is surrounded by Ponderosa Pine trees that famously give off a vanilla aroma during the spring and summer seasons. Locals joke that Flagstaff is a "drinking town with a mountain problem." Craft beer, mindful food options, and outdoor adventure is their way of life. Even though this is a day trip, you may want to consider staying the night in one of the Flagstaff hotels so you can enjoy their vibrant nightlife. Flagstaff Arizona

Jerome, AZ

Precariously perched on the face of an old mining site, the town of Jerome promises to be unlike any town you have ever been to. Jerome is known for being a ghost town that is now chalked full of artists, bikers, and well, ghosts! From haunted hotel tours to wine tours, Jerome has a character that cannot be defined easily. Next to one of Route 89A's most famous biker bars, the Spirit Room, is Caduceus Cellars' wine tasting room, owned by the band Tool's frontman, Maynard Keenan. The Grand Hotel sits at the top of the hill still operates as a hotel while offering multiple ghost tours throughout the day.

The town is very small and can certainly be experienced in a day, but be prepared to park your car and explore by foot. As mentioned before, the Jerome is on the face of a mountain as opposed to the top of one, which means the town is built vertically and is connected by a single road with switchbacks and stairways. Just go visit it. You'll see what we mean when you get there.

Jerome Arizona

Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World is just a two-hour drive from Sedona. Many people prefer to take a helicopter ride, guided shuttle tour or even a fun jeep tour to the Grand Canyon from Sedona, but you can also just drive yourself. It's an easy day trip to one of the most awe-inspiring sites on this planet. In fact, you probably shouldn't miss it if you haven't been there already. It is common for visitors to just spend a few hours at the Grand Canyon unless you are hiking or river rafting down the Colorado River. Three to six hours is plenty of time to park at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, walk the rim trail and even get to different viewpoints on the free hop-on-hop-off shuttle bus. There are free Ranger Talks throughout the day and more stunning photo opportunities than you'll know what to do with. This is the #1 Day Trip Recommendation for anyone visiting northern Arizona. For a really good day, plan on grabbing brunch or dinner in Flagstaff on your way to or back from the Grand Canyon. You can also check out some of our recommended Grand Canyon tours.

Verde Valley

Verde Valley might be one of Arizona's best kept secrets. Just 10 miles from Sedona starts the heart of northern Arizona's Wine Country, touting 17 unique wineries. Wine tours and tastings are a daily occurrence on what is known as the Verde Valley Wine Trail. You can visit many of these on your own, on a guided tour, even by kayak!

Verde Valley is also home to some fantastic horseback riding trails, fishing and some good ol' Southwest cowboy culture. This area is far less touristy than Jerome, Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon. So if you're looking for something a little more low-key, Verde Valley is a fun place to explore that still has a lot of discovering to be done.

Verde Valley, Arizona

GUIDED DAY TRIPS NEAR SEDONA

Maverick Helicopter Tours

Maverick Helicopter Tours

Maverick Helicopters provides helicopter tours to the Grand Canyon. Maverick brings VIP and first-class service to the Grand Canyon. Maverick's helicopters are climate-controlled, specifically built for sightseeing with unobstructed views. Maverick is the world's largest operator of EC
Maverick Helicopters provides helicopter tours to the Grand Canyon. Maverick brings VIP and first-class service to the Grand Canyon. Maverick's helicopters are climate-controlled, specifically built for sightseeing with unobstructed views. Maverick is the world's largest operator of ECO-Star helicopters. They give you an adventure of a lifetime and not just another tour of the Grand Canyon. Maverick takes you further and deeper into the Grand Canyon than any other company.

Sedona Real Inn & Suites

Sedona Real Inn & Suites

Our family-owned and operated inn feels different from other Sedona hotels because it is. When you're here, you'll experience the comfort and convenience that you're used to in your own home. With our very own pet-friendly park, sparkling pool, and fitness center, many of our guests enjoy
Our family-owned and operated inn feels different from other Sedona hotels because it is. When you're here, you'll experience the comfort and convenience that you're used to in your own home. With our very own pet-friendly park, sparkling pool, and fitness center, many of our guests enjoy spending part of their Sedona vacation relaxing with us. With a country inn atmosphere, and bed and breakfast feel, each of the 42 traditional rooms and 47 spacious suites offer comfortable accommodations. All our rooms include complimentary WiFi and a hot breakfast bar to get your day started! Your four-legged family members will love our grassy outside play area with a barbeque and fire-pit. The concierge is on-site daily to share the best things to do in Sedona.
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Four Seasons Guides

Four Seasons Guides

Since 1999, offering guided hiking & backpacking tours in Grand Canyon, Sedona, and Utah. Choose from day tours to multi-day adventures. All-inclusive tours led by career professional guides with decades of backcountry experience.

Grand Canyon Railway

Grand Canyon Railway

Visit the official website for Grand Canyon Railway. Book your reservation online for a train tour on one of five classes of service on our vintage train to the Grand Canyon. Or,select a vacation package that includes lodging at our own Grand Canyon Railway Hotel and in Grand Canyon Nation
Visit the official website for Grand Canyon Railway. Book your reservation online for a train tour on one of five classes of service on our vintage train to the Grand Canyon. Or,select a vacation package that includes lodging at our own Grand Canyon Railway Hotel and in Grand Canyon National Park.

Wildland Trekking

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.

Pink Jeep Adventures

Pink Jeep Adventures

Hang on tight for a fun-filled adventure that leads you on and over the red rocks in a cutting edge Jeep Wrangler, while the magnificent canyon walls surround you. You'll be awestruck by the natural splendor and thrilled as your guide expertly navigates you down iconic red rock trails. Cho
Hang on tight for a fun-filled adventure that leads you on and over the red rocks in a cutting edge Jeep Wrangler, while the magnificent canyon walls surround you. You'll be awestruck by the natural splendor and thrilled as your guide expertly navigates you down iconic red rock trails. Choose from over 15 adventure tours or go with Sedona's most popular tour for nearly 60 years, The Broken Arrow Tour, exclusively offered by Pink Jeep Tours.

Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend

Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend

Spend a day visiting two of the most iconic landscapes in the American Southwest- Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend! Our Lower Antelope Canyon Tours take you into the heart of one of the most spectacular slot canyons in the world. Afterwards, we visit the famous Horseshoe Bend, where y

Spend a day visiting two of the most iconic landscapes in the American Southwest- Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend! Our Lower Antelope Canyon Tours take you into the heart of one of the most spectacular slot canyons in the world. Afterwards, we visit the famous Horseshoe Bend, where you can peer off the edge at the mighty Colorado River! Tours leaves from Flagstaff.


Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters

World's Largest and Most Experienced Helicopter Sightseeing Company! Daily multilingual tours of Grand Canyon departing from Sedona, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon West and Las Vegas. Choose from a variety of Air Tours, River Rafting, Weddings including Grand Canyon hotels
World's Largest and Most Experienced Helicopter Sightseeing Company! Daily multilingual tours of Grand Canyon departing from Sedona, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon West and Las Vegas. Choose from a variety of Air Tours, River Rafting, Weddings including Grand Canyon hotels, IMAX attractions, or even fly the Vegas strip by night.

Chapel of the Holy Cross

Chapel of the Holy Cross

Built directly into the side of a red-rock hill not far from downtown Sedona, the Chapel of the Holy Cross is a modern architectural marvel as well as a religious place for reflection. Visitors flock to the Roman Catholic chapel primarily to take in the outstanding views of Sedona’s awe-in
Built directly into the side of a red-rock hill not far from downtown Sedona, the Chapel of the Holy Cross is a modern architectural marvel as well as a religious place for reflection. Visitors flock to the Roman Catholic chapel primarily to take in the outstanding views of Sedona’s awe-inspiring desert scenery.

Prescott Resort and Conference Center

Prescott Resort and Conference Center

Resting on the "Top of the Hill" offering picturesque views of Prescott, experience Northern Arizona's premier getaway, the Prescott Resort and Conference Center. Located only 60 scenic miles from Sedona, the Prescott Resort is a great escape for a relaxed weekend, corporate retreat, o
Resting on the "Top of the Hill" offering picturesque views of Prescott, experience Northern Arizona's premier getaway, the Prescott Resort and Conference Center. Located only 60 scenic miles from Sedona, the Prescott Resort is a great escape for a relaxed weekend, corporate retreat, or conference meeting. Experience the charm of Northern Arizona at the Prescott Resort. Each of our newly renovated 160 guestrooms feature modern amenities that cater to our guests needs, i.e. High-Speed Wireless Internet and Flat-Screen Televisions. Each room was designed in the spirit of the Yavapai Tribe and offers artwork indicative to the majestic scenery of the Prescott area.

Grand Canyon Day Tours

Grand Canyon Day Tours

Voted on Trip Advisor as the most popular Grand Canyon day tour. This is the best way to enjoy the Grand Canyon without doing any strenuous hiking. Nearly five millions people come to see the Canyon each year and many spend much of their time trying to figure out what to do. Our profess

Voted on Trip Advisor as the most popular Grand Canyon day tour. This is the best way to enjoy the Grand Canyon without doing any strenuous hiking. Nearly five millions people come to see the Canyon each year and many spend much of their time trying to figure out what to do. Our professional guides will make sure you get the most out of your trip. While touring in comfort you will learn about the geology and history of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The day tour includes short walks to some incredible "less-used" outlooks, a looking into some of the areas most impressive historic buildings, and time to browse resident art galleries and gift shops.


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