The First Native American

One of the most satisfying things to do in Sedona is visit the Indian ruins. There have been people living in the Verde Valley for thousands of years, but until relatively recently they remained hunter/gatherers. These early nomadic people harvested the various plants when in season, and thought the area to be the best shopping market around. Agave, manzanita, scrub oak, and pinon pine all provided food if one knew how to process it. Through trial and error they learned various uses, and through oral tradition, they passed it down.

They learned that by digging up the roots of certain yucca you could make soap, and by weaving strands of bear grass together they made baskets so tightly woven that they would hold water; later, heated stones could be dropped in to boil water. Snakeweed could be made into a poultice to be put on rattlesnake bites. In the old days elders truly carried the tribe’s wealth in the form of memories.

One staple food that grows all over the area is the prickly pear cactus. By throwing a few on a fire, the needles burn off and the whole thing can be eaten; the cooked cactus tastes a bit like a soggy French fry but it’ll keep you alive. The small fruit that grows on the prickly pear was priceless for flavoring to the early Indians. Visitors to Sedona can try prickly pear margaritas (and prickly pear cactus fries) at restaurants in Upper Sedona.

By examining artifacts the first Indians left behind, like arrowheads and eating implements, it is known that they relied on meat, as well as plants. As the ice age came to an end and the climate warmed up, the mega fauna—giant ground sloths, mastodons, camels, horses, etc.—became extinct (horses were later reintroduced by the Spaniards). The ancient hunters were then forced to hunt the smaller animals like deer and rabbits. Using a throwing device called an atlatl, and simple traps, they became quite efficient.

The first Indians of the Verde Valley left their mark on Sedona; how will their legacy impress you, the visitor?

CULTURAL TOURS & ATTRACTIONS IN SEDONA

Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course
Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course

Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course is an elevated obstacle course set in the tall Ponderosa Pines. It is securely suspended between the trees at 15 to 60 feet off the ground. At Flagstaff Extreme, we believe the best family memories are usually ones that take place outdoors, so bring th

Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course is an elevated obstacle course set in the tall Ponderosa Pines. It is securely suspended between the trees at 15 to 60 feet off the ground. At Flagstaff Extreme, we believe the best family memories are usually ones that take place outdoors, so bring the entire family! There are 5 adult courses and 1 junior course with obstacles ranging from tarzan ropes, to wobbly bridges, swinging logs, cargo nets, ziplines, and even an aerial surf board!

Come Play in the Trees and explore the outdoors like you never have before!

To see our availability or book a reservation, check out www.flagstaffextreme.com or give us a call at 888-259-0125!

(See our website for age and height restrictions)

Out Of Africa Wildlife Park
Out Of Africa Wildlife Park
Come see Tiger Splash show at 1:15 every day. Watch Bengal tigers in natural play as they "hunt" their caretakers. Open Daily 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Just 40 minutes from Sedona.
Sedona UFO Tour Guided By Contacted Scientist: Open for Private, Family or Small Group Tours
Sedona UFO Tour Guided By Contacted Scientist: Open for Private, Family or Small Group Tours

UFO Tour Practicing Social Distancing and Using Clean Night vision Googles: 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 a

UFO Tour Practicing Social Distancing and Using Clean Night vision Googles: 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.

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.
Private Sedona UFO & Vortex Tours
Private Sedona UFO & Vortex Tours
UFO Tour Practicing Social Distancing and Using Clean Night vision Googles:

"Voted BEST 1 day experience in Sedona. Let me show you the true POWER of SEDONA! Sedona is not a city it is a consciousness. The Vortex energy here is the most powerful any where on the plane

UFO Tour Practicing Social Distancing and Using Clean Night vision Googles:

"Voted BEST 1 day experience in Sedona. Let me show you the true POWER of SEDONA! Sedona is not a city it is a consciousness. The Vortex energy here is the most powerful any where on the planet. I will take you to the most miraculous healing vortex for a guided meditation to meet your Spirit Guides. Sedona NIGHTS are pure magic! Not only will you see a million more stars in our sky. My UFO tour will forever change the way you think of the world around you. I GUARANTEE SIGHTINGS! This 1 day experience can truly be a game changer. Your consciousness will open to coming into more contact with your Star Family. MAKE THIS PART OF YOUR SEDONA JOURNEY

Pink Jeep Sedona's Most Popular Tour
Pink Jeep Sedona's Most Popular Tour
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.
Predator Zip Lines
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!

Sedona Hiking App
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!

Blazin' M Ranch
Blazin' M Ranch
CURRENTLY NOT TAKING RESERVATIONS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Blazin' M Ranch features a BBQ chicken and ribs chuckwagon supper and a toe-tappin Western stage production by award-winning musicians. Guests may arrive before dinner to enjoy Old-Tyme photography, a museum, shoo
CURRENTLY NOT TAKING RESERVATIONS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Blazin' M Ranch features a BBQ chicken and ribs chuckwagon supper and a toe-tappin Western stage production by award-winning musicians. Guests may arrive before dinner to enjoy Old-Tyme photography, a museum, shooting gallery, tractor pull, ropin' lessons, Western shops or the Copper Spur Saloon.
A Day In The West
A Day In The West
Sedona's oldest continually owned family tour business (since 1949) offers a wide variety of tours, including: Jeep tours, horseback rides with BBQ cookouts, winery/jeep combination tours, and much more. In Sedona we are known as the fun and friendly tour company, and we've got a reputatio
Sedona's oldest continually owned family tour business (since 1949) offers a wide variety of tours, including: Jeep tours, horseback rides with BBQ cookouts, winery/jeep combination tours, and much more. In Sedona we are known as the fun and friendly tour company, and we've got a reputation to back that up. Let our Cowboy and Indian guides show you what's special about Sedona's high desert. Check out our website for savings on online bookings.
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.
Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village
Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village
Your unforgettable Sedona experience must include spending time at internationally renowned Tlaquepaque (pronounced Tla-keh-pah-keh), Sedona Arizona's Arts & Crafts Village. Tlaquapaque treats visitors to an exceptional collection of Sedona art galleries and shops bordered by four outstand
Your unforgettable Sedona experience must include spending time at internationally renowned Tlaquepaque (pronounced Tla-keh-pah-keh), Sedona Arizona's Arts & Crafts Village. Tlaquapaque treats visitors to an exceptional collection of Sedona art galleries and shops bordered by four outstanding restaurants including a micro-brewery. You'll want to return to this epicenter of Sedona shopping and activities again and again - to look and wander, to sample and buy, to eat, drink and refresh body and soul. We also serve as an intimate and beautiful wedding venue.
Red Rock Balloons
Red Rock Balloons
Come fly the Red Rocks! Take an "Aerial Nature Walk" which is a truly magical feeling of soaring gently with the wind. Sedona's natural wonders and wildlife sightings will delight you. After your sunrise flight, relax at a traditional champagne picnic with a continental breakfast. Free vid
Come fly the Red Rocks! Take an "Aerial Nature Walk" which is a truly magical feeling of soaring gently with the wind. Sedona's natural wonders and wildlife sightings will delight you. After your sunrise flight, relax at a traditional champagne picnic with a continental breakfast. Free video. Perfect flying record.
Hermosa Tours Guided Bike Tours
Hermosa Tours Guided Bike Tours
We provide Sedona mountain bike tours throughout the entire year for every skill level: from the first time beginner to even the most advanced and experienced mountain biker. All of our Sedona mountain bike tours are private: we do not combine you with other groups. We spend time with you
We provide Sedona mountain bike tours throughout the entire year for every skill level: from the first time beginner to even the most advanced and experienced mountain biker. All of our Sedona mountain bike tours are private: we do not combine you with other groups. We spend time with you before your tour assessing what trail is best for you for your skill level and available time.

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