Welcome to Sedona Top Ten
This is the place to find the 10 best places to go, sites to see, and things to do in and around Sedona, Arizona. Are you planning a trip to Sedona, but not sure where to start? You’ve come to the right place. We have reviewed everything from hotels to Jeep Tours, train rides, hot air balloons, and golf.
We know your time is valuable when you’re on vacation, so we have narrowed it down to the top companies in each category. We have personally tested and enjoyed our experiences with all of these companies, and we hope that you do too.
Let’s face it, there’s one main reason people come to visit Sedona: the beautiful Red Rocks. Sure, you can see them looking out your car window as you drive through Oak Creek Canyon, but it’s not the same as being right up next to (or even on top of) them. The best way to see them is to let an experienced guide take you on a tour that we guarantee you will never forget.
Sedona’s Jeep Tours are world famous. In fact Jeeps have become so synonymous with Sedona that Jeep films almost all of their commercials here. There are nearly a dozen Jeep tour companies here in Sedona. We recommend you choose one with a commitment to education and preservation of the environment as well as their knowledgeable guides will tell you all about the local plant life and wildlife as well as how the rock formations came to be. Our favorites include Safari Jeep Tours, Great West Adventure Company and Sedona Off-Road Center.
The number one tour we recommend is Arizona Safari Jeep Tours’ Diamond Back Extreme. It’s never crowded because very few of the other companies have Jeeps that can tackle such an extreme trail.
Just west of Sedona is Clarkdale, home of the Verde Canyon Railroad. Their wilderness train takes you on a 4-hour tour through the Verde Canyon. In addition to the Red Rocks and clear waters, you will have a chance to see local wildlife, including nesting Bald and Golden eagles. Everyone here agrees that this tour is much better than certain other Northern Arizona Train rides. Make sure to make your reservation early, because they book up fast.
The Grand Canyon
Sedona is the perfect destination to visit the Grand Canyon National Monument. These companies: Great West Adventure Company, Native American Journeys and Sedona Grand Canyon Tour Company will take you from your hotel here in Sedona up to the Grand Canyon, and back again.
On a Native American Journeys tour, your American Indian guide will take you to the Hualapai reservation at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, or the Hopi reservation at the South Rim of the Canyon. You will hear stories and songs, and learn about the Native American culture.
For those of you who preferred to be the cowboy as a kid, there’s the Sedona Grand Canyon Tour Company. They have several western style tours of the Grand Canyon.
For those of you who want to stick around Sedona, Safari Jeep Tours offers a vairety of tours including one that will bring you up to the top of the Mogollon Rim so you can look out over Sedona. Sedona Off-Road Center gives you the chance to get out to discover Sedona on your own .