Arizona

Sedona Arizona Driving Tour

DurationDuration 8-12 hrs
DirectionTour Directions 1
tour Tour Stops 20
$9.99

Description

When it comes to scenic drives, it’s hard to beat Sedona. On Shaka Guide’s Sedona Arizona Driving Tour you’ll not only visit awe-inspiring vistas and hike picture-perfect trails – you’ll explore three state parks, historic towns, and local markets while you immerse yourself in the history of this bustling town. In Sedona, there’s so much to discover and this tour has 20 hand-picked stops so you can make the most of your visit.

Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour!

• Watch the sunset at Sedona Airport Scenic Lookout
• Check out a Native American Crafts Market
• Explore the historic Town of Jerome
• Visit Tuzigoot National Monument
• Hike Secret Slickrock Trail

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

Recommended Start Time: Before 8:30 a.m.
Tour Direction(s): Sedona town center to Oak Creek Vista
Tour Starting Point(s): Sedona, AZ
Time to complete: 8-12 hours

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Tour Stops

Preview Audio

Chapel of the Holy Cross
Yavapai & Courthouse Vistas
Red Rock Visitor Center and Ranger Station

Tour Route

Tour FAQs

This tour has 20 stops in the heart of Sedona and a few nearby towns. Check out the itinerary here for a complete list of stops and if you’re looking for more information to help plan your trip, here’s what you need to know before you go!

  • Car charger for your phone
  • Phone Mount
  • Hiking shoes
  • Hiking attire
  • Layers, including a jacket
  • Swimming attire and flip flops (for swimming holes!)
  • Refillable water bottle or canteen
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses and/or hat
  • Snacks
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • The Red Rock Pass is required to park your car at several stops on the tour. You can purchase the daily pass ($5), weekly pass ($15), annual pass ($20) or Grand Annual pass ($40). These stops also accept the America the Beautiful Pass from the National Park Service. Display your America the Beautiful card on your dashboard and there’s no need to purchase a Red Rock Pass.


  • Tuzigoot National Monument:
    • $10 adult ages 16 and up (also gets you admission to nearby Montezuma Castle, which is not on the tour)


    • Slide Rock State Park:

      • Fee is per vehicle 1-4 adults, $5 per additional adult

        • March 1-May 27 $20
        • May 28-Labor Day $20 Mon-Thurs, $30 Fri-Sun, Monday holidays
        • Tuesday after Labor Day-October 31 $20
        • November thru February $10


        • Red Rock State Park: 
          • $7 adults 14+, $4 youth, Free 0-6


          • Jerome State Historic Park: 
            • $7 adults 14+, $4 youth, Free 0-6


            • Crescent Moon Picnic Site: 
              • $11 per vehicle (up to 5 people). $2 for walk-ins or additional passengers. Cash only. Red Rock Grand Annual Pass accepted.


              • West Fork Oak Creek Trailhead: 
                • $11 per vehicle (up to 5 people), $2 for walk-ins or additional passengers. Red Rock Grand Annual Pass accepted. 


                • Parking at Sedona Airport Scenic Lookout: $3


                • Meals: $15-25 per person per meal, unless you go for fast food    
                • Chapel of the Holy Cross: 9 am - 5 pm
                • Oak Creek Vista: 8 am - 5 pm 
                • Tuzigoot National Monument: 8 am - 4:45 pm
                • Slide Rock State Park: 8 am - 5 pm 
                • Red Rock State Park: 8 am - 5 pm (some days the park is open until 6:30 pm)
                • Jerome State Historic Park: 10 am - 4pm
                • Crescent Moon Picnic Site: 9 am - 5 pm
                • West Fork Oak Creek Trailhead: 8 am - dusk
                • Sedona Airport Scenic Lookout: Open 24 hours

                Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. Just make sure that you follow the numbers in chronological order from where you are starting from.  If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience.

                No, this tour is only available in one direction starting from the center of town. You’ll end at Oak Creek Vista.

                ​​Still have questions? Send us an email at aloha@shakaguide.com or give us a call at 1-888-250-2261.

                Customer Reviews

                Maui

                We used Shaka back in 2017 on our trip to Oahu and the big island, so when we were going to Maui, I knew I had to buy the bundle. This is truly the way to go if you want to drive yourself. Great insights and stories and you stop when and where you want. Highly recommend !!! We literally toured the entire island from the west side of Maui to the road to Hana loop in 2 fun filled days. I will be back when we plan our trip to Kauai

                Wish I had this for every travel location!

                Absolutely amazing concept and execution! My husband and I rented a convertible for a day and used the Shaka Guide to do a clockwise tour from Waikiki to North Shore and back. I loved that the tour knew our location and gave turn by turn directions while also giving stories/info and providing relaxing local music. It really made the entire experience enjoyable for everyone and took away all the stress. Absolutely recommended for anyone visiting any location they have a tour for!

                Great as you’re driving around, but…

                This was a great app to have for our Hawaiian vacation! We certainly learned a lot and got to explore places we would have otherwise missed out on. However… 1. The tours are a little repetitive. We heard the same stories about King Kahmehameha and about the Hawaiian princess that loved education multiple times. It would be better if there were different stories on each tour so that if you did multiple tours, you got different experiences each time. 2. Driving tours were way better than walking tours, especially for families. It was hard to hear and share the walking tour with my family, and the GPS wasn’t as reliable walking around. Definitely worth the purchase, but it would be nice if a little more thought was put into these things.

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