This journey through Arizona’s history blends indigenous heritage with a rugged off-road ride.
Travel through time on this four-hour panoramic adventure through Sedona to the open range of Boynton Canyon and beyond. Our Ancient Ruin/Red Rock Range combo tour is rich in history and big on views! You’ll explore ancient civilizations, early cattle ranching pioneers and Sedona’s movie heydays while taking in world-famous red rock views.
Step into our custom, open-air Pink Jeep® Wrangler for a mild excursion through Sedona’s backcountry. Your local, Certified Adventure Guide will navigate paved scenic roads and easygoing off-road trails while sharing a deep knowledge and insider’s view of this awe-inspiring land.
Your tour includes three stops: the Bradshaw Overlook, Taylor Tank and Honanki Heritage Site. At Honanki, you’ll disembark for a ¾ mile round-trip walk and exclusive tour of ancient cliff dwellings built by the Sinagua people. Pink Jeep Tours is the ONLY commercial outfitter with access to this site!
From Uptown Sedona, you’ll pass by famous rock formations like Snoopy Rock, Airport Mesa, Coffee Pot Rock and more. Hear the stories behind their names. The route to Bradshaw Overlook features West Sedona’s most epic landscapes: Chimney Rock, Thunder Mountain, Lizard Head, Boynton Canyon and other landmarks of the Secret Mountain Wilderness.
Capture sweeping panoramas of pinyon-juniper forests, the Verde Valley and Jerome from the Bradshaw Overlook. Named after Bob Bradshaw, famous Sedona photographer, location scout and all-around cowboy, this desert high point overlooks Bradshaw Ranch. Your guide will share its pivotal role in establishing the area as “Arizona’s Little Hollywood.”
Then it’s on to Ancient Ruin, where you’ll be immersed in the mystery of the Sinagua people. You’ll see primitive remnants where they lived and worked from 600 AD until the 1400s. Little is known about the Sinagua, but pictographs and petroglyphs offer a glimpse into their history.
Explore the Honanki Heritage site, a 700-year-old cliff dwelling where the Sinagua made their home. Learn how they farmed and hunted, their complicated trading system with other tribes—and how they suddenly vanished in the early 1400s. Although it’s still an active archeological site, enigmas surrounding the Sinagua have yet to be solved.
At Honanki Heritage Site, enjoy a private, 60-minute guided tour as you walk under a 900-ft tall cliff overhang. With over 1,500 petroglyphs and pictographs, this ancient ruin is one of the most well-preserved cliff dwellings near Sedona. Who lived here? Why did they leave? Where did they go? Your Pink Jeep Site Host will trace the historical facts and myths of prehistoric civilizations.
Last stop is Taylor Tank, a man made watering hole that dates to the area’s early days of cattle ranching. Learn about native vegetation, desert varnish and the ups and downs of cowboy life. As you ride the open range back to town, you’ll go home feeling like you’ve lived a lifetime here and with stunning photos to prove it!
Know Before You Go
• Children under 2 are not permitted on this tour.
• Not recommended for guests with mobility issues or those who are pregnant
• Guests should bring several bottles of water, sunscreen, a hat, and wear closed-toe shoes
• Tour includes dirt roads with unmaintained sections; potential bumps and potholes
• Viewing the ruins requires a ¾ mile round-trip walk on an uneven dirt path.
• Pets are not allowed beyond the parking lot at this national heritage site. Please ask about accommodation for service animals prior to taking the tour.
This booking is available year-round. However, if your requested date for the tour is 72 hours or less you must call us direct at +1 928-649-3090 or toll free 800-548-1420 (within the United States and Canada) to make a reservation. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a 72 hour cancellation policy on this booking. You can cancel prior to 3 days in advance of the booking and receive a refund minus a 7% processing fee. Please contact us via email at email@example.com to cancel/modify your reservation. You can also contact us directly at +1 928-649-3090 and speak with our reservations department. If you cancel within 3 days of activity you will forfeit the full amount paid.
Due to the unforeseen nature of adventure travel, we highly recommend purchasing a separate trip insurance policy. A policy will refund your costs if you need to cancel the trip for medical emergencies, family illness/death, work related cancellation or trip interruption. The policy also has great features such as medical evacuation and other medical related benefits NOT covered by most individual health plans. We can assist in obtaining travel insurance.
If you are interested in receiving a quote, please call us directly at +1 928-649-3090 or toll free 1-800-548-1420 (within the United States and Canada). You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.