Sedona ATV Tours: Get Off-Road and Experience the Breathtaking Scenery

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Looking to add a fun adventure during your time in Sedona? Booking a Sedona ATV tour offers the perfect opportunity to get off-road and immerse yourself in one of Arizona’s top attractions, Sedona’s landscape. 

During our stay in Sedona we were keen to book a Sedona off-road adventure. So we booked our tour with Arizona ATV Adventures and it turned out to be a great experience. We highly recommend this company for a really well organized and absolutely fantastic time.

ATV tours are one of our favorite ways to get out and explore a destination, we even did one while living in Bansko Bulgaria!

Guided ATV Tour of Western Sedona

view of cathedral rock in sedona with blue sky and white puffy clouds
Stunning view of Cathedral Rock in Sedona ©Joel Hartz

Rating: Over 1300 5 Star Reviews on Viator

Duration: 3 Hours

We opted for the early morning tour to beat the August heat and steer clear of the afternoon rain showers typical for that time of year in Sedona.

After a quick safety orientation and training on how to drive we geared up with goggles, helmets, and gloves before setting off for the trailhead.

The 3-hour tour begins as we venture into the outback of the West Sedona Valley, a renowned filming location for over 40 movies.

Marvel at Red Rock Formations

looking out at the red rocks with bathed in light from at sunset from sedona summit hilton vacation club
A view of the vibrant red rocks from Sedona Summit ©Joel Hartz

We began our adventure with a scenic drive through the valley, ascending 800 feet to reach the summit of Skeleton Bone Mountain. The reward? Breathtaking panoramic views of Sedona’s iconic red rocks.

Since we were visiting during monsoon season plants were blooming and a lot of the vegetation was quite green contrasting with the red earth and rocks.  

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Guided Experience

Our tour guide Tim was fantastic, providing us with a wealth of information while keeping us entertained with stories about the surrounding area. 

We learned about some of the movies that were filmed in Sedona and got to admire certain flowers and plants along the way. 

selfie of wandering hartz at one of the viewpoints on an atv tour in sedona arizona
Quick Selfie at one of the viewpoints ©Joel Hartz

Don’t forget to bring your camera as everyone had the opportunity to snap some pictures, which added to the fun. Our great guide kindly took some fun pictures of us in some of the best scenery in Arizona’s wilderness.

Overall 3 hours of riding on an ATV was plenty for us. We would highly recommend a shorter tour if it is your first time on an ATV.  

What to Wear for Your ATV Tour in Sedona

man and woman with helmet, googles and dust mask on for an atv tour in sedona arizona
Be sure to wear a bandana and or a dust mask ©Joel Hartz

When preparing for your Sedona ATV tour, it’s essential to prioritize comfort and safety. Opt for moisture-wicking attire to keep dry and cool and wear long pants. 

Don’t forget your sunscreen to shield yourself from the Arizona sun. It was hot the day we took our tour so we had tank tops and short sleeves on. 

Closed-toe shoes are a must for riding the ATV, providing necessary safety and protection. 

Lastly, we would highly recommend that you bring a bandana and secure it tightly under your goggles and chin strap of your helmet. Sedona and the desert in general is dusty, this will help keep most of the dust out of our mouth and nose. 

More ATV Sedona Tours

If ATV’s are not to your liking you can opt for one of the UTVs tours available in Sedona. From self-guided to guided tours, you will have numerous options to choose from based on your preference. You can choose between several models and even rent brand new polaris side-by-sides. Depending on the number of people in your party you can find options ranging from 2-seaters to 6-seaters.

Here are a couple of options we found to fit your group’s needs:

4-Hour RZR ATV Rental in Sedona

Rating: Over 100 Five Star Reviews

Duration: 4 hours

This RZR ATV Tour is great for people who want to explore at their own pace. Pick up your ATV, then venture through the trails, uncovering Native American ruins, stunning vistas, and canyons. 

Your rental includes a map and GPS, ensuring you can explore the sights that intrigue you the most without the worry of getting lost.

Select from 1, 2, 4, or 6-seater ATVs that come equipped with a Bluetooth speaker, and fuel is included for your convenience.

Full Day Rental 6 seater

Rating: 15 Five Star Reviews

Duration: 8 Hours

If you’re looking for an epic ATV adventure, the Red Rock Ranger District near Sedona has got you covered. 

Pick a half- or full-day Ranger ATV rental, you can hit the famous backcountry trails at your own pace, without being tied down to a group or guide. 

You’ll get to explore awesome spots like the Outlaw Trail, Soldier’s Pass, and Vultee Arch Road, all while cruising in a 6-seat Ranger ATV with up to five of your buddies. 

An ice chest, helmets, and a detailed map of the area are provided. 

Sedona Jeep Tours

Another premium Sedona tour experience to explore the beauty of Sedona by Jeep. Off-roading on a jeep tour is sure to fit your group’s adventure quota but without having to do any of the driving. Just sit back and explore the awe-inspiring beauty via a group or private tour. 

Sedona Outback Trail Jeep Adventure

This Sedona Outback Trail Jeep tour is ideal for families or groups looking to get off road but also be comfortable while exploring the diverse landscape. 

You’ll get to learn all about Arizona’s fascinating geology, local history, and the unique plants and animals that call this place home as you cruise along the base of the rock formations.

Take in breathtaking views of Cathedral Rock, Thunder Mountain, Bear Mountain, and more. 

This personalized tour is limited to just 10 participants, ensuring a more enjoyable experience. 

Private Diamondback Gulch by Off-Road Jeep from Sedona

Rating: Over 260 Five Star Reviews

Duration: 2 Hours Long

If you’re up for an adventure, a 4×4 off-road tour is the way to go to explore the inaccessible parts of Diamondback Gulch. 

You’ll be treated to breathtaking panoramic views of Mingus Mountain’s red rocks, stunning layers of limestone, and more, all from the comfort of a custom Jeep designed for extreme desert trails.

Your guided tour includes commentary about the area’s wildlife, archaeology, and even some Hollywood highlights. 

With comfortable seating for up to 7 passengers, you can enjoy a personalized experience while learning about the region’s history and wildlife. 

Extreme Sedona Off-Road Canyon Jeep Tour

Rating: Over 230 Five Star Reviews

Duration: 3 Hours

Hop on a Jeep tour that takes you through the rugged hills, canyons, and rough terrain surrounding the city of Sedona. 

Your experienced guide will fill you in on local geology, history, and wildlife while you spot landmarks like Thunder Mountain, Doe Mesa, and Diamondback Gulch. 

Plus, you’ll get picked up and dropped off at your hotel, making it a hassle-free way to get off road into the Arizona desert.

This is an extreme tour so no children under 5 will be allowed.

Should You Book a Sedona ATV Tour?

We think taking an ATV tour is one of the best things adventure seekers can do in Sedona. Find your adventure and experience the ultimate Sedona, AZ has to offer. The breathtaking scenery of Sedona’s red rocks, coupled with the opportunity to ride through canyons and valleys that you can’t see from your car is a great way to explore Sedona.

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