2 - 3 Hours
One Per Car
At Your Own Pace
Welcome to the Self-Guided Sedona Tour
Tap into the energy of the Earth in beautiful Sedona! Locals call this a cathedral without walls, and it only takes one look to understand why. Surrounded by towering buttes and spires of bold red rock and bisected by a canyon that’s green all year-’round, Sedona is like nowhere else on the planet. Explore its mountainous vistas, discover countless shops and galleries, and learn about its history and spirituality too!
We are proud to be an official Sedona Chamber member.
About the Tour
Your Sedona tour begins at 431 Forest Road Sedona. From here, you’ll turn onto Route 89, also known as the famous Red Rock Scenic Byway. As you drive this beautiful roadway—which offers stunning views of the rock formations for which Sedona is famous—you’ll get acquainted with the spiritual history of this town. You might be surprised to know it predates the New Age movement by over a millennium!
Your first big stop will be at the Tlaquepaque Arts Shopping Village, a cute and quirky destination filled to the brim with boutiques, galleries, and restaurants. Once you’ve had a chance to explore this incredible spot, you’ll continue south to your first hiking trail: Marg’s Draw. This trail boasts more than just some views of the red rocks: it also features plenty of blooming flowers in the spring!
The next stop is Broken Arrow Trail. In addition to leading hikers to commanding views of Sedona, this trail also bears the same name as one of many movies filmed in town! Around here, you’ll learn about the series of events leading to Sedona being called “Little Hollywood.”
After that is one of the most significant stops on your route: the Chapel of the Holy Cross. This towering structure, inspired by the Empire State Building, is almost too beautiful to be believed. You’ll also find an easy hiking trail here through some of Sedona’s coolest rock formations!
Next is the trail for Cathedral Rock, probably Sedona’s most famous formation. This awe-inspiring tower of red rock is incredible from the ground, but the views are even better from halfway up!
As you continue south, you’ll hear about Hollywood’s departure and the arrival of many artists in Sedona’s ever-changing town. Then, you’ll reach the Courthouse Vista, where you’ll find not only some spectacular views of a red rock formation big enough to rival Cathedral Rock but also a trail that leads to one of the town’s vortexes—sites supposedly charged with spiritual energy which make for an incredibly potent meditating experience.
Finally, you’ll arrive in the Village of Oak Creek, full of shops and restaurants that tend to escape the crowds in Sedona proper. Your tour will conclude here, but that’s not where your journey needs to end!
Public Parking Lot: 431 Forest Rd, Sedona
Red Rock Range District Visitor Center: 8375 AZ-179, Sedona
Complimentary Tour of West Sedona
Also included with this package is a complimentary bonus tour of West Sedona, which features extra vistas and hiking trails in the red rock region’s more secluded wilderness. This bonus tour also takes you to Red Rock State Park, packed with even more natural beauty for those who can’t get enough!
Red Rock State Park requires an entry ticket. Note that tickets cannot be bought in advance and need to be purchased at the front gate. To know more visit https://azstateparks.com/red-rock.
Park Entrance Fee
Adult (14+): $7.00
Youth (7–13): $4.00
Child (0–6): FREE
Park Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday: All year & Friday – Sunday: Labor Day through May 23
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Last entry at 4:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thanksgiving: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Last entry at 1:30 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Last entry at 1:30 p.m.
Extended Summer Hours of Operation
Friday – Sunday, last weekend in May through the Sunday before Labor Day
8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Last entry 6:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
What You'll See
Welcome: Sedona Chamber of Commerce
Margs Draw Trailhead
Broken Arrow Trailhead
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock Trail
Courthouse Vista & Trailhead
Village of Oak Creek / Conclusion
Welcome to West Sedona
Pyramid Mountain Trail
Crescent Moon Ranch
Crescent Moon Picnic Site
Red Rock State Park / Conclusion
Preview the Tour
Stop 7 - Tlaquepaque
Stop 15 - Broken Arrow
Stop 20 - Sedona
Stop 27 - Courthouse Vista
Stop 40 - Javelina
What do we do?
Simply put, Action Tour Guide is an audio guide, map, and tour book – all in one app! We are a GPS-enabled app-based tour that narrates information based on your location right on your phone. You can experience our driving and walking tours at your own pace and literally at any time of the day!
Changing travel date? No worries! All individual tours come with lifetime validity.
No Network Needed
The tour works offline which means you do not need your phone network to enjoy the tour. However, we suggest you download the tour at your home, hotel, visitor center, etc., before heading out for a completely immersive experience.