Sedona Day Hikes

One of the best ways to get the most out of your visit to Sedona is to embark on a guided day hike. Our professional Sedona hiking guides will lead you on a journey to inspire and educate you about the many wondrous aspects of this beautiful and unique landscape. Embark on a journey into Red Rock Country and experience the awe-inspiring environment around you as we explore canyons, incredible vistas and towering cliffs of red and white sandstone.

If you’re looking to spend more time in Northern Arizona and perhaps embark on a more ambitious, multi-day adventure, consider our lodge-based Sedona hiking tours , Grand Canyon hiking tours and hiking and camping trips to the beautiful Havasupai Waterfalls.

Four Season Guides, LLC is a licensed permitee of the USFS, Red Rock Ranger District.

Wilson Mountain

If you’re looking for a more physically demanding hike and some of the most panoramic views in the Sedona area, then Wilson Mountain is for you. The hike begins in Sedona’s famous red rocks and climbs through sunny slopes of chaparral forest. It’s a 2300 foot climb to the summit but you’ll be treated to beautiful vistas right from the beginning. We will break regularly to catch our breaths and marvel at the scenery. Our goal is the Sedona Overlook (7000 feet elevation) where you will be rewarded with views that stretch over hundreds of square miles of scenic canyon country. After a delicious picnic lunch at the summit, we will slowly make our way back down to the trailhead. *This hike is not recommended in the summer months (mid-June through early September).

Trip Details

Distance: 8 miles

Elevation Change: 2300 feet

Difficulty: Intermediate +

Cost:
1 person: $550
2 people: $275 per person
3 people: $245 per person
4-5 people: $205 per person
6 people: $175 per person

What is included?
Transportation to and from the trailhead from your Sedona hotel, delicious picnic lunch, trail snacks, day packs, trekking poles, and knowledgeable, local guides licensed by the US Forest Service.

What should you bring?
Appropriate clothing for the weather (call us for details if unsure), water bottles or hydration bladder (3 liter capacity per person), hiking shoes/boots, waterproof jacket/poncho, hat & sunglasses, camera, sunscreen. During colder weather, warm hats, gloves, and scarves will be desirable. Guide gratuities are customary and greatly appreciated.

Joining a tour:
To make a reservation, visit our Reservation Request page. Or call our office at 928-525-1552, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm AZ time.

Meeting Time and Place:
We are happy to pick you up at your hotel in Sedona. Our meeting time will be arranged upon booking your reservation and is largely dependent on time of year.

Cancellations:
To guarantee your day hike reservation, we require a full payment.  A 50% refund will be given with at least 72 hours notice and any cancellation made within 72 hours of the hike departing will receive no refunds or credits. There are no refunds for guests who arrive late or depart early from the hike.

Loy Canyon

Those looking for a full day on the trail and a chance to escape from the more popular trails in Sedona will find Loy Canyon a perfect choice. This historic route was originally developed in the 1880s to move livestock to and from summer pastures on the canyon rim. The hike begins in a classic desert canyon environment of cholla, prickly pear and manzanita and eventually climbs up through chaparral forest into the cooler pines at higher elevations. The first 3 miles or so offers relatively flat hiking before the trail heads concertedly uphill to breathtaking views of the surrounding canyon country. A hike though Loy Canyon features great opportunities for solitude, wildlife viewing and the chance to glimpse ancient Native American cliff dwellings high on the canyon walls.

Trip Details

Distance: 9.5 miles

Elevation Change: 1500 feet

Difficulty: Intermediate

Hiking Time: 6-8 hours round trip

Season: September to January

Cost:
1 person: $550
2 people: $275 per person
3 people: $245 per person
4-5 people: $205 per person
6 people: $175 per person

What is included?
Transportation to and from the trailhead from your Sedona hotel, delicious picnic lunch, trail snacks, day packs, trekking poles, and knowledgeable, local guides licensed by the US Forest Service.

What should you bring?
Appropriate clothing for the weather (call us for details if unsure), water bottles or hydration bladder (3 liter capacity per person), hiking shoes/boots, waterproof jacket/poncho, hat & sunglasses, camera, sunscreen. During colder weather, warm hats, gloves, and scarves will be desirable. Guide gratuities are customary and greatly appreciated.

Joining a tour:
To make a reservation, visit our Reservation Request page. Or call our office at 928-525-1552, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm AZ time.

Meeting Time and Place:
We are happy to pick you up at your hotel in Sedona. Our meeting time will be arranged upon booking your reservation and is largely dependent on time of year.

Cancellations:
To guarantee your day hike reservation, we require a full payment.  A 50% refund will be given with at least 72 hours notice and any cancellation made within 72 hours of the hike departing will receive no refunds or credits. There are no refunds for guests who arrive late or depart early from the hike.

Bear Mountain

The summit of Bear Mountain offers some of the best aerial views of Sedona’s Red Rock country. But it’s going to take a hearty hike to get there, gaining about 2000 feet in only 2.5 miles! The rewarding views come pretty quickly as each step takes you higher and higher. We will break frequently to catch our breaths, take photos and soak up the scenery. After a tasty lunch at the summit, we will retrace our steps back to the trailhead. If you are up for a hearty workout then Bear Mountain is the hike for you! *This hike is not recommended in the summer months (mid-June through early September).

Trip Details

Distance: 5 miles

Elevation Change: 1800 feet

Difficulty: Intermediate +

Hiking Time: 5-7 hours round trip

Season: September to May

Cost:
1 person: $550
2 people: $275 per person
3 people: $245 per person
4-5 people: $205 per person
6 people: $175 per person

What is included?
Transportation to and from the trailhead from your Sedona hotel, delicious picnic lunch, trail snacks, day packs, trekking poles, and knowledgeable, local guides licensed by the US Forest Service.

What should you bring?
Appropriate clothing for the weather (call us for details if unsure), water bottles or hydration bladder (3 liter capacity per person), hiking shoes/boots, waterproof jacket/poncho, hat & sunglasses, camera, sunscreen. During colder weather, warm hats, gloves, and scarves will be desirable. Guide gratuities are customary and greatly appreciated.

Joining a tour:
To make a reservation, visit our Reservation Request page. Or call our office at 928-525-1552, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm AZ time.

Meeting Time and Place:
We are happy to pick you up at your hotel in Sedona. Our meeting time will be arranged upon booking your reservation and is largely dependent on time of year.

Cancellations:
To guarantee your day hike reservation, we require a full payment.  A 50% refund will be given with at least 72 hours notice and any cancellation made within 72 hours of the hike departing will receive no refunds or credits. There are no refunds for guests who arrive late or depart early from the hike.

Canyons & Vistas

You get the best of both worlds on this 2-part hike: beautiful Sedona vistas from a mesa and a pleasant stroll through a gorgeous red rock canyon. We start with a 1.3 mile hike that climbs about 400 feet to a flat-top mesa offering 360 degree panoramas of the surrounding red rock country. Landmarks include Bear and Wilson mountains, Loy and Secret Canyons, Chimney Rock, and the valleys and mountain ranges to the south. Then we travel a few minutes by car to the next trailhead and enjoy a peaceful stroll up a quintessential red rock canyon. This easy 2.4 mile walk offers maximum scenic reward without too much effort. You’ll marvel at the grandeur of towering canyon walls and the quiet serenity in this idyllic landscape.

Trip Details

Distance: 5 miles

Elevation Change: 400 feet

Difficulty: Beginner +

Hiking Time: 5-6 hours round trip

Season: September through January

Cost:
1 person: $550
2 people: $275 per person
3 people: $245 per person
4-5 people: $205 per person
6 people: $175 per person

What is included?
Transportation to and from the trailhead from your Sedona hotel, delicious picnic lunch, trail snacks, day packs, trekking poles, and knowledgeable, local guides licensed by the US Forest Service.

What should you bring?
Appropriate clothing for the weather (call us for details if unsure), water bottles or hydration bladder (3 liter capacity per person), hiking shoes/boots, waterproof jacket/poncho, hat & sunglasses, camera, sunscreen. During colder weather, warm hats, gloves, and scarves will be desirable. Guide gratuities are customary and greatly appreciated.

Joining a tour:
To make a reservation, visit our Reservation Request page. Or call our office at 928-525-1552, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm AZ time.

Meeting Time and Place:
We are happy to pick you up at your hotel in Sedona. Our meeting time will be arranged upon booking your reservation and is largely dependent on time of year.

Cancellations:
To guarantee your day hike reservation, we require a full payment.  A 50% refund will be given with at least 72 hours notice and any cancellation made within 72 hours of the hike departing will receive no refunds or credits. There are no refunds for guests who arrive late or depart early from the hike.

Brins Mesa

Brins Mesa is the perfect hike for those looking for relatively short and easy hike that will still offer a great scenic reward. Though it’s located right at the edge of the town, within minutes on the trail you’ll feel far away from the busy tourist streets as the beautiful red rock surroundings overtake your senses. The hike climbs gradually at first before a concerted, though short, climb to reach the mesa top. You’ll enjoy far reaching views of the spectacular rock formations for which Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon are well-known. After exploring the mesa and soaking in the views, we will return the way we came.

Trip Details

Distance: 4.5 miles

Elevation Change: 600 feet

Difficulty: Beginner, steep at the end

Hiking Time: 3-4 hours round trip

Season: All year

Cost:
1 person: $370
2 people: $185 per person
3 people: $165 per person
4-5 people: $135 per person
6 people: $115 per person

What is included?
Transportation to and from the trailhead from your Sedona hotel, delicious picnic lunch, trail snacks, day packs, trekking poles, and knowledgeable, local guides licensed by the US Forest Service.

What should you bring?
Appropriate clothing for the weather (call us for details if unsure), water bottles or hydration bladder (3 liter capacity per person), hiking shoes/boots, waterproof jacket/poncho, hat & sunglasses, camera, sunscreen. During colder weather, warm hats, gloves, and scarves will be desirable. Guide gratuities are customary and greatly appreciated.

Joining a tour:
To make a reservation, visit our Reservation Request page. Or call our office at 928-525-1552, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm AZ time.

Meeting Time and Place:
We are happy to pick you up at your hotel in Sedona. Our meeting time will be arranged upon booking your reservation and is largely dependent on time of year.

Cancellations:
To guarantee your day hike reservation, we require a full payment.  A 50% refund will be given with at least 72 hours notice and any cancellation made within 72 hours of the hike departing will receive no refunds or credits. There are no refunds for guests who arrive late or depart early from the hike.