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Sedona & the Grand Canyon Beckon...

Cost: $3,508
Next Trips: Oct. 19-25 or Oct. 26-Nov. 1, 2019

Trip Rating: Challenging Maximum Daily mileage: 4-8
Terrain: Hilly with uneven patches, rocks, and roots
Elevation gains: Up to 750 feet

*** NOTE: The Oct. 19-25 trip is now filled. We encourage you to sign up
for the other trip or our waiting list. No deposit is required for the wait list. ***

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  • Stand in awe at the Grand Canyon’s majestic beauty
  • Hike among Sedona’s gorgeous red-rock formations
  • Walk through millions of years of earth history
  • Explore native American petroglyphs & pueblo dwellings
  • Stand atop a Sedona vortex
  • Kayak the serene, scenic Verde River
  • Enjoy spas and shops
  • Rediscover the adventurous explorer inside you
Day 1

We’ll meet you at 2 pm at the Flagstaff, AZ, airport. We’ll begin our adventure with a 2-hour drive to the Grand Canyon, one of the 7 Wonders of the World! After settling into Maswik Lodge, walk to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim and gaze through millions of years of earth history. Enjoy a rim-side picnic dinner as you watch the setting sun’s light intensify the canyon’s shadows, colors, and magic.

Day 2

Hit the canyon rim for an unforgettable sunrise. After breakfast, we’ll help you spend the day YOUR way:

  • Explore inside the canyon with a 3-mile round-trip trek on the famous South Kaibab Trail.
  • Hike the scenic canyon rim ... hopping on and off the free shuttle to enjoy various views of the grandeur.
  • Bicycle the greenway trail.
  • Visit the historical buildings nestled on the rim and browse the shops.
  • Find a quiet perch and relax in the healing outdoors.
At days end, enjoy sunset views of the canyon as we dine at El Tovar, the area’s finest restaurant. After dinner, we’ll go on a short stargazing walk as stars put on a show for you in this designated dark sky park.

Spend a day in awe at the Grand Canyon.
"I had a wonderful time on our Arizona trip!! It was so beautiful with such excellent hiking opportunities! I also loved what great friendships blossomed between the women." ~Indian Paintbrush
Day 3
Hike through gorgeous countryside and rock formations.
Stand atop the world in Red Rock Country.
Kayak Arizona’s only designated "wild & scenic river."

Savor a Grand Canyon sunrise before driving through the Southwest’s fall beauty and gorgeous Oak Creek Canyon to Sedona, where we’ll enjoy a picnic lunch.

Then trek 4.4-miles on the Little Horse Trail through some of Sedona’s most beautiful scenery to Chicken Point, a large slick-rock knoll with majestic views. Score great views of Courthouse Butte, Bell Rock, Twin Buttes, and Madonna and the Praying Nuns. After our hike, visit Chapel of the Holy Cross, a beloved and lovely Sedona landmark built into a mountainside...

After settling into your room at Arroyo Roble, with red-rock views from your private balcony, treat yourself to yummy Mexican food and warm ambience at Javelina’s, a local favorite.

Day 4

Enjoy a free morning to rejuvenate at a spa... explore our hotel’s secluded Oak Creek frontage...shop Sedona...relax on your private balcony.

Join us for on afternoon kayak on the Verde River, Arizona’s only designated "wild & scenic" river. You’ll paddle a comfy and stable inflatable "ducky kayak" through calm pools and sparkling little rapids, past canyons and verdant forests. Look for mule deer, beaver, river otter, eagles, great blue heron, and red tail hawks.

Return to Arroyo Roble’s fireside room to enjoy a casual gathering with Southwestern pulled-pork...stories about our week...hot tub soaks...and dips in the pool.

"This trip broadened my horizons & makes me realize I want more out of life. Spending this time in nature and in discovery helped me be at peace with myself."

Doe Mesa
With its 360-degree views, Doe Mesa is a great place to gain perspective ? and awesome views.

Day 5
Dare to venture onto the towering natural arch called Devil’s Bridge
Learn about the Native Americans
who called this home.

Head out in the legendary Pink Jeeps to the Honanki Native American ruins, considered Sedona’s best. On our guided walk, explore ancient pueblo dwellings of the Sinagua tribe, who lived here hundreds of years ago, and learn about their fascinating petroglyphs. Next, take our pink jeep on the "road less traveled" to Devil’s Bridge, Sedona’s prettiest natural rock arch, spanning the canyon floor 54 feet below. Our 2-mile hike offers terrific views of the Secret Mountain Wilderness ~ and the chance to cross Devil’s Bridge if you dare!

Enjoy afternoon free time. On the way to dinner, hike atop one of Sedona’s famous vortexes for great views...and great energy. We’ll dine at Mesa Grille, popular for lovely sunset views and great food.

Day 6

Join us for a quintessential Sedona hike. The 3.6-mile Doe Mesa trek takes you atop a 400-foot high, flattopped bluff with spectacular 360-degree vistas. On our last evening together, we’ll share great food, stories and camaraderie at Open Range.

Day 7

We’ll drive you back to the Flagstaff airport by 10AM, rejuvenated, rested and buoyed with warm friendships and adventure stories.

Registration
Enjoy our Sedona lodge’s red-rock views and...
...refreshing pools and hot tubs.
Maswik Lodge offers great rooms and wonderful access to the canyon rim.

The trip cost includes:

  • 4 nights at Arroyo Roble hotel, with:
    * Red-rock panoramas from your private balcony
    * Indoor & outdoor pools and hot tubs
    * Private frontage along Oak Creek
    * Walking access to shopping, spas, and restaurants
  • 2 nights at Maswik Lodge, a short walk from the Grand Canyon’s South Rim
  • Friendly, experienced guides leading your hikes and activities
  • Full-day private Pink Jeep tour & lunch
  • Yummy Arroyo Roble hot breakfast buffets
  • Tuesday evening pulled pork dinner
  • Transportation throughout the week, plus shuttles to/from Flagstaff airport
  • Permits and park entrance fees
  • Booklet packed with trip info and tips
  • Free downloadable online trip photos
  • Amazing memories and friendships

** Prices are based on double-occupancy; pending availability, private rooms are available for an additional $1,200/pp

Each trip is open to 10 women, in addition to our two guides. These trips fill very quickly on a first-come basis, so don’t wait long to register. Hold your spot by using our online registration, or by mailing the registration form , along with your $500 non-refundable deposit. (Full payment is due 60 days before the trip.)

Testimonials:

  • What a spectacular trip! Trailbound does such meticulous planning and works out every detail. It seems every year I enjoy your trips more! You have showed me such an appreciation for God’s glory and the rare gift of feeling at home in the universe. ~Blaze
  • Thanks for the great hiking trip to beautiful Red Rock Country in Sedona. It was a "GRAND" week, thanks to the two leaders. Trailbound never ceases to amaze me with its well-planned trips. I love that you always throw in a little something extra … The guides are so flexible and go out of their way to make us happy — all with a genuine smile. It’s a testament to your company’s grand success. You’re the best! ~Swift River
  • "The world is always there, if only I can remember to take them out into it." Outside Magazine 6/13 And take us out into it you did!! Another marvelous adventure! Thank you for your energy, enthusiasm, organization, and warm, loving smiles. ~Quinn
  • I had the most fabulous time on the trip, with so many great memories. It was all so very organized and I enjoyed every minute of it. What a wonderful group of women to spend a week with! ~Fearless
  • I can’t even begin to tell you how much I have enjoyed traveling with Trailbound this summer and fall. I am truly sincere when I say I return empowered. I’m sore in the knees, but strong in spirit. ~Little Bit
  • I had a wonderful time on the trip!! It was so beautiful with such excellent hiking opportunities! I love how the group came together as we took the time to talk and get to know one another. I guess life IS like a box of chocolates!! Thank you for doing such an amazing job organizing this trip! You are a blessing in our lives! ~Indian Paintbrush