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Red Rock State Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Phoenix: Grand Canyon Tour with Sedona and Oak Creek

1. From Phoenix: Grand Canyon Tour with Sedona and Oak Creek

Take a trip to one of the 7 wonders of the natural world on this day tour of the Grand Canyon National Park. You will be collected from selected hotels or apartments in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, or Mesa Arizona. The journey north takes you through amazing views of the Saguaro Cactus in the Sonoran Desert. You will travel through the Ponderosa Pine Forests of Flagstaff where the Lowell Observatory is located. Stop among the Red Rocks of Sedona for time to take in the breathtaking scenery and lots of pictures. Travel through Oak Creek Canyon famous the world over for its spectacular scenery. In the afternoon be taken to the Grand Canyon National Park. Stop for pictures of the Red Rocks of Sedona. Make several stops along the South Rim for picture taking and enjoying the incredible views. See the El Tovar Lodge, a former Harvey hotel. Have the afternoon to explore the sublime park and see many of its ecological wonders and natural beauty. Your professional guide will be able to inform you of the history and stories behind this ancient wonder.

Sedona & Red Rock State Park: Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

2. Sedona & Red Rock State Park: Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

Take in the distinct vibes of beautiful Sedona. Guide yourself on an audio-guided adventure to the most famous landmarks and drive through the stunning rock formations that characterize the city. Stop whenever and wherever you wish to and explore your surroundings. After downloading the Action Tour Guide app, begin your tour at the Sedona Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Center. Turn onto Route 89, or the Red Rock Scenic Byway, and start your scenic journey. Your first big stop will be at the Tlaquepaque Arts Shopping Village, a cute and quirky destination. Continue south to your first hiking trail: Marg’s Draw. Besides the stunning red rocks, this site also features plenty of blooming flowers in the spring. The next stop is Broken Arrow Trail, where you’ll learn all about the series of events that led to Sedona being called “Little Hollywood.” Visit the Chapel of the Holy Cross and admire its towering structure, inspired by the Empire State Building. Up next is Cathedral Rock, probably Sedona’s most famous formation. Reach the Courthouse Vista trail, that leads to one of the town’s vortexes, supposedly charged with spiritual energy. Finally, arrive in the Village of Oak Creek, full of shops and restaurants. But that’s not where your journey needs to end. Also included with this package is a complimentary bonus tour of West Sedona, which features extra vistas and hiking trails in the red rock region’s more secluded wilderness.

From Phoenix/Scottsdale: Private Sedona Red Rock Jeep Tour

3. From Phoenix/Scottsdale: Private Sedona Red Rock Jeep Tour

Embark on a full-day Sedona Red Rock Run Jeep Tour and outdoor adventure in the stunning Sedona area. Start with a morning pickup from your hotel or selected pickup location in Phoenix or Scottsdale. On the way up to Sedona, stop at Montezuma's Castle Native American Ruins. See the ancient cliff dwellings of the Southern Sinagua Native Americans, which were built between 1000-1400 AD. Following Montezuma's Castle, make your way into Sedona for more sightseeing before heading to lunch at one of Sedona's best local restaurants. Explore the magnificent scenery of the Red Rocks State Park during a Jeep tour. Get some final sights of the city and red rock region before taking a transfer back to your destination in Pheonix or Scottsdale.

Scottsdale: Grand Canyon National Park and Sedona with Lunch

4. Scottsdale: Grand Canyon National Park and Sedona with Lunch

Begin your adventure with pick-up from your hotel or accommodation at 6:00 AM. Watch the incredible natural landscape passing by your window, as you enjoy a comfortable drive up to the Grand Canyon National Park. Explore the spectacular canyon on a guided tour and learn about the history of the world famous site. Spend around 3 hours in the Grand Canyon National Park and take in the breathtaking views from two of the most prominent viewpoints in the area. Make the most of some free time, as you have the chance to visit the Grand Canyon Village, located on the South Rim. Grab some lunch before you venture to Sedona. Experience the atmosphere of uptown Sedona and view the local art work. Depart from the town and stop at the Red Rock State Park, where you can take pictures to remember your expedition. 

Grand Canyon & Sedona: Self-Guided Driving Tour Bundle

5. Grand Canyon & Sedona: Self-Guided Driving Tour Bundle

Discover the staggering views of the Grand Canyon and Sedona's impressive buttes as you drive yourself through both sites with the assistance of an audioguide. Download the smartphone app to begin your self-guided tour and make as many stops as you wish to. Your Grand Canyon tour begins by the park’s south entrance, where you'll hear about the early history of this stunning place. Enjoy stops at Mather Point, Yavapai Point, and the Yavapai Geology Museum, full of insider knowledge on the canyon’s complex geology. Visit Grand Canyon Village for some snacks and souvenirs, then walk along the South Rim Trail, the park’s most popular path. Dive into the peculiar construction of the Hopi House and board the free Grand Canyon Shuttle to see Powell Point, Hopi Point, and The Abyss, before arriving at Hermit’s Rest. Enjoy some more great views, including the impressive Desert View Watchtower, before your visit is over. Move on to Sedona to begin your tour at the Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Center. Turn onto the famous Red Rock Scenic Byway and get acquainted with the spiritual history of this town. Enter the Tlaquepaque Arts Shopping Village then drive over to the towering Chapel of the Holy Cross to find the trail for Cathedral Rock, Sedona’s most famous formation. Reach the Courthouse Vista with spectacular views, then arrive in the Village of Oak Creek, full of more shops and restaurants.

From Phoenix: Sedona, Jerome & Montezuma Castle Day Trip

6. From Phoenix: Sedona, Jerome & Montezuma Castle Day Trip

Visit one of the most remarkable areas in the Southwest, the Red Rocks of Sedona, on a day tour from Phoenix. Travel back in time to the Montezuma Castle National Monument. Departing from Phoenix, travel along the banks of Beaver Creek to reach a Sinagua Indian cliff dwelling. Stop at the visitor center to see beads, pottery, and tools used by this long-lost culture. Admire models which help you understand what life was like for the Sinagua Indians 1000 years ago. Next, head to the amazing red rocks of Sedona. Find yourself surrounded by such famous rock formations as Bell Rock and Cathedral Rock and experience the serene beauty of Oak Creek Canyon. Continue towards uptown Sedona, a shopper’s delight. Here, find intriguing art galleries, boutiques, and a variety of restaurants. For the non-shoppers, a side trip from the city is available, traveling deeper into this magnificent country. Finally, drive up Mingus Mountain to the turn-of-the-century mining town of Jerome, a former ghost town that is now a thriving mountainside village. Enjoy free time to visit the many shops and galleries or grab a photo of Sedona from above before beginning the journey back to Phoenix.

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What people are saying about Red Rock State Park

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 138 reviews

The vastness of the canyon and Sedona left me speechless. This tour is great if, like me, don’t have the chance to drive a car and to experience few hours between the canyon and Sedona.

Eric, our guide, was great! He is very knowledgeable and accommodating! Doing both Sedona and Grand Canyon is a day is the best way to see Arizona if you have limited time.

I enjoyed listening to Kim pointing out things to see on the way. Every stop she had history to point out and helped us with pictures.

Our guide Chris was very good, knowledgeable and caring. It was a great day

It was a great way to see many of the sites in Sedona.