Sedona Red Rock Country Tour
Scenic Sedona Red Rock Country Tour
Drive Dates: Thursday, May 6 and Saturday, May 8
Total Drive Distance: 245 miles
Estimated total tour duration: 7 hours
Experience the beauty of Arizona Red Rock Country on this tour to Sedona, known the world over for its spectacular scenery. The red rocks, buttes, and spires are named for familiar items they resemble, such as Cathedral Rock, Bell Rock, and Coffee Pot Rock. The route for this tour will take us to Sedona via the Black Canyon Highway, leaving the Sonoran Desert for the higher elevations of the Central Arizona mountains and canyons. The drive winds through the evergreen pinion-covered elevations of the Coconino National Forest and follows the Red Rock Scenic Byway through the Village of Oak Creek before reaching Sedona.
Red Rock Scenic Byway was chosen by the U.S. Department of Transportation to be Arizona’s first All-American Road, designating it as a national “destination unto itself.”
We will enjoy lunch at Timo Wood Oven Wine Bar within Los Abrigados Resort, offering mouthwatering cuisine made from the freshest ingredients prepared by top-notch chefs. The resort is beautifully situated in the shade of the sycamores on the banks of the beautiful Oak Creek and adjacent to Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, known as "the most distinctive Sedona shopping experience to be found in the Southwest."
The tour officially ends after lunch. For those who wish to return to JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa together, tour leaders will depart shortly after lunch on a scenic route through West Sedona back to the Valley. This route will include a short detour up Airport Mesa for views of the majestic red rocks and the town of Sedona from 500 feet above the valley floor.
Or you may wish to return via the scenic byway, where multiple pullouts offer more opportunities for views of the beautiful red rock formations.