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

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.


Canyon Dave Tours

Here is the essence: we specialize in good times, splendid viewpoints, and entertaining education. You get an in-depth look into the natural science behind the scenes. You take home a thorough knowledge of where you've been and what it looked like. You won't forget your viewpoints and ours
Here is the essence: we specialize in good times, splendid viewpoints, and entertaining education. You get an in-depth look into the natural science behind the scenes. You take home a thorough knowledge of where you've been and what it looked like. You won't forget your viewpoints and ours, and you won't feel that you've missed something and have to come again (unless you want to). Isn't this how you travel?

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.

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.

Arizona Private Tours

Arizona Private Tours is the leading private tour agency in Northern Arizona. We specialize in safe & sanitary custom tours. We pick up guests in Flagstaff and spend our day exploring scenic Arizona in an intimate setting with an expert guide in comfort. Our luxury SUV's will take you and
Arizona Private Tours is the leading private tour agency in Northern Arizona. We specialize in safe & sanitary custom tours. We pick up guests in Flagstaff and spend our day exploring scenic Arizona in an intimate setting with an expert guide in comfort. Our luxury SUV's will take you and up to 6 guests on a completely customizable tour of Northern Arizona. For majestic private Grand Canyon tours to Verde Valley Wine tours & ghost towns in the Sedona area, we cover it all. Let us create the custom tour of your dreams and know that we want to make this a day that you will remember for the rest of your life.

Maverick Helicopter Tours

Maverick Helicopters offers tours of the Grand Canyon West Rim and South Rim. Maverick brings VIP service to the canyon with climate-controlled helicopters and unobstructed views perfect for sightseeing. They give you an adventure of a lifetime and not just another tour of the Grand Canyon
Maverick Helicopters offers tours of the Grand Canyon West Rim and South Rim. Maverick brings VIP service to the canyon with climate-controlled helicopters and unobstructed views perfect for sightseeing. They give you an adventure of a lifetime and not just another tour of the Grand Canyon.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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

  • 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.

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