Phoenix Day Trip: Go Off-roading in Sedona, Arizona

While staying at Marriott’s Canyon Villas at Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Arizona, one of the West’s great adventures is just a day-trip away in Sedona.

With its sweeping ruggedly beautiful red-rock terrain, the charming town of Sedona beckons to the nature lover in everyone. About a two-hour drive from Phoenix, it’s a great road trip destination for a day of adventurous fun. And there’s perhaps no better way to see the area’s striking scenery than with a Jeep tour.

Sedona Jeep tourA Wild Ride

Climb aboard a Jeep and hold on tight for an exciting — yet safe — sojourn through Sedona’s breathtaking high desert. Along the way, you’ll enjoy breathtaking views, both intimate and panoramic, of this stunning part of the country. Plus, you’ll have the chance to see countless native animals and plants that call the area home. Surrounded by craggy canyons and mountainous rock faces — all illuminated in vibrant shades of red, copper, orange, and gold — you’ll enjoy photo stops at the most scenic locations.

Sedona Jeep tourCustomize Your Tour

Climbing aboard a Jeep and off-roading through Sedona’s outback is the best way to traverse this dramatic terrain in comfort. A friendly, knowledgeable tour guide and driver will lead you along your choice of routes, each accentuating different fascinating aspects of the area. Choose from taking in expansive vistas to exploring preserved cliff dwellings from cultures hundreds of years old. Or combine your Jeep tour with wine tasting or a helicopter ride.

Sedona Jeep tourPlanning Your Trip

Sedona offers pleasant weather year-round, making this activity a crowd-pleaser no matter the season. While you’re in the area, you can also explore the mystical desert town of Sedona, which is home to abundant art galleries, new age shops, spas and cultural attractions.

Closer than the Grand Canyon — and a distinctive stop on the way to it — Sedona and the surrounding red-rock country provide a unique, memorable vacation experience.

Where to Stay:
Marriott’s Canyon Villas at Desert Ridge