5 star rating: Highly Recommended 29 Reviews

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  • Location:Sedona, Arizona
  • Duration:2.5- to 4-hours

Diamondback Gulch Jeep Tour from Sedona

Head out into the rough terrain of the Sonoran Desert from Sedona on a 4-wheel drive Jeep tour that provides a fun and informative off-road adventure. Your guide steers the open-air Jeep through the vast desert to show you the treasures of Diamondback Gulch, including the red rock formations that make this part of Arizona so famous. Have the option to upgrade to add a visit to the Honanki Heritage Site, which features ancient ruins and rock wall art made by the ancestors of the Hopi.


  • 2.5- or 4-hour Sonoran Desert off-road tour, from Sedona
  • Travel by open-air Jeep through the rugged desert backcountry
  • Descend into the grand arroyos to see the gems of Diamondback Gulch, such as Chimney Rock and Capitol Butte
  • Upgrade to visit the Honanki Heritage Site for a look at a 700-year-old native American cliff dwelling
  • Choose from two tour options with multiple departure times

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What You Can Expect

Diamondback Gulch Jeep Tour from Sedona

Diamondback Gulch Jeep Tour from Sedona

After making your way to the designated departure point on the North Highway in Sedona, your guide welcomes you aboard your open-top Jeep. Hang on tight as you set out over the rocky roads of the Sonoran Desert in your 4WD vehicle with your knowledgeable guide there to show you all the landmarks and share fascinating facts about the region's geology, plant and animal life, and history. Choose from two options below. All tours return to the original departure point to end the tour.

Diamondback Gulch Tour (2.5 hours):
As you descend into the grand arroyos of Diamondback Gulch, gaze in wonder at the incredible canyons, towering red-rock formations and desert landscape that surrounds you. Your guide stops the Jeep at strategic points where you can appreciate the scenery and take advantage of prime photo ops. Learn about different aspects of the desert landscape and the geological forces that created the towering canyons and otherworldly rock formations. Prepare to be amazed as your Jeep climbs back up the other side of Diamondback Gulch!

Ancient Ruins Upgrade (4 hours):
Extend your desert off-road adventure with a 1.5-hour trip back in time to the Honanki Heritage Site, home to the ancient ruins of the Sinagua, who were Pueblo ancestors of today's Hopi tribe. Stand in awe as your guide shows you the ruins of a 700-year-old cliff dwelling, and learn about the symbolism of the art displayed on the rock walls — a truly fascinating experience.

Customer Reviews

karen r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

There were four of us on the tour led by Jeff. The two other adults were no-shows. We are 70's something grandparents and my two granddaughters, age 8 and11. Our guide was knowledgeable and funny and kept all of us entertained.

Cynthia S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very knowledgeable tour guide! The views were wonderful. I would have enjoyed a complimentary bottle of water.

Roger D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Wonderful tour. Learned a lot about history of region and the local geography and flora and fauna. Guide Tim was the best.

Susan F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This was so cool! Our jeep driver and tour director, Alberto, was not only a great driver, but he was so incredibly knowledgeable about the fauna and flora, +++. We went on a very cold day, but they had blankets for us. I can't wait to go back and enjoy their other tour options. Don't hesitate...go!

Paul F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

I would highly recommend the Diamondback Gulch Jeep tour. The guide was very informative as well as fun to travel with. You always felt safe in the vehicle and the red rocks were awesome to see!

Michael C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Very nice outing (the combo back roads/ ruins). Our driver was very engaging and pleasant, but could have been a little more knowledgeable on history. Minor issue aside, I would recommend the tour without reservation.

Catherine P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

We had an amazing time! The guide was so informative with a great personality! The ride up and down the gulches were as good as any ride at Universal Studios. We would do it again in a heartbeat.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Our guide Dan was awesome and imformative. We loved the scenery especially the ancient Honaki ruins. The weather was chilly but we had a great time. Thanks for making reservations so easy!!!

Thomas C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Our guide was absolutely fantastic! It was obvious that he loved his job but also was very safe in his driving mannerisms

pamela h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

Our tour guide was great and so was the tour, my family really enjoyed it. Would highly recommend this tour.

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