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Sedona is Calling You...

Next Trip: October 2019

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

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Answer "Yes" to unforgettable hikes, majestic red-rock formations, canyons, gentle streams, Native American ruins, spas, and shops.. plus a bonus day trip to the Grand Canyon!

Day 1
Enjoy the sunset’s "show" at Red Rock Crossing

Arrive in Flagstaff, AZ, and enjoy Southwest’s fall beauty on our 30-minute drive through gorgeous Oak Creek Canyon. After settling into our lodge and admiring its red-rock views, treat yourself to Arizona fare with the Barking Frog Grille’s cactus fries, campfire ribs, or Oak Creek trout.

Day 2

Start your day at the Chapel of the Holy Cross, a beloved and lovely Sedona landmark built into a mountainside. It offers glimpses of rock formations that we’ll hike past later.

Hike through gorgeous countryside and rock formations.

Then trek 4.4 miles on the Little Horse Trail for views of some of Sedona’s most famous rock formations and its beautiful wilderness. We’ll enjoy a trail lunch at the half-way point, called Chicken Point, a large smooth-rock knoll with majestic views. Enjoy dinner together in town at one of our favorite spots.

Day 3

Head out in the legendary Pink Jeeps to the Honanki Native American ruins, considered to be Sedona’s best. On our 1/2-mile guided walk, explore ancient pueblo dwellings of the Sinagua tribe, who lived here from A.D. 1100-1300, and learn about their fascinating petroglyphs.

Stand atop the world at Doe Mesa.

Next, jeep out 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 great views of the Secret Mountain Wilderness ~ and the chance to cross Devil’s Bridge if you dare! Top off the day by hiking to one of Sedona’s famous vortexes. Stand atop airport mesa vortex, boasting outstanding views of Sedona scenery and the setting sun’s light show on rock formations. Then we’ll return to Arroyo Roble’s fireside room to enjoy a casual Southwestern pulled-pork dinner ? and a relaxing dip in the hot tub and pool.

 

See the world from a hot air balloon..
Day 4

Free day: Dream it ~ do it ~ we’ll arrange it. Watch the sun rise over red-rock formations from a hot air balloon … kayak the Verdi River … rejuvenate at a spa…explore our hotel$#146;s secluded Oak Creek frontage… shop Sedona…read on your private balcony overlooking the red rocks.

Together, we’ll take a late-afternoon stroll along Oak Creek to Red Rock Crossing, one of the Southwest’s most photographed spots and another vortex site. We’ll watch the setting sun set red rocks and fall colors ablaze, and check out the cairns at magical Buddha Beach. After sunset, we’ll head over for a casual dinner at Javelina’s, a local favorite known for yummy Mexican food and warm ambience.

…and take in its fantastic sights
Spend a day in awe at the Grand Canyon…
Day 5

Stand in awe before one of the world’s seven natural wonders. Gaze through millions of years of earth history at the Grand Canyon’s South Rim. Then, choose how you want to spend your day there: Walk the scenic, quiet portion of the rim trail…hike a ways down into the canyon…take the free shuttle to various overlooks…visit the shops and historical sites. Relish sunset views of the Grand Canyon as we dine at El Tovar,the Grand Canyon’s finest restaurant. Then, head back to our Sedona hotel for sweet dreams of a great day.

Hike along scenic Oak Creek.
Day 6

Join us for two quintessential Sedona hikes on our last day in Arizona. The 3.6-mile round-trip hike to Doe Mesa takes you atop a 400-foot high, flat-topped bluff that offers spectacular 360-degree vistas. (It’s a great place to spot little leapin’ lizards.) Our second, 1.5-mile hike treats you to lovely Oak Creek Canyon and quiet time along its peaceful waters.

"I had a wonderful time on the Sedona trip!! It was so beautiful with such excellent hiking opportunities! I also loved what great friendship blossomed between the women." ~Indian Paintbrush
 
Day 7

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

Registration
Our lodge offers us fabulous red-rock views ...
...and refreshing pools and hot tubs.

The trip cost includes:

  • 6 nights, double-occupancy**, at Arroyo Roble hotel, which treats you to:
    - Red-rock panoramas from your balcony
    - Indoor & outdoor pools and hot tubs
    - Private frontage along Oak Creek
    - Walking access to shopping, spas, and restaurants
  • Hikes led by experienced, friendly guides
  • A Pink Jeep tour, and picnic lunch that day
  • Yummy hot breakfasts each morning and Monday evening?s dinner
  • Bonus day-trip to the Grand Canyon
  • Transportation throughout the week, plus shuttles to and from Flagstaff’s airport
  • Park entrance fees and permits
  • Booklet packed with trip info/suggestions
  • Online photos of the trip
  • Amazing memories and great friendships

**Pending availability, private rooms are available for an additional $480/pp

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