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Sinaguan Ancient Cliff Dwelling and Diamondback Gulch – 4x4 Adventure from Sedona

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Key Highlights

  • Learn what ancient rock art reveals about the Sinagua Indians
  • See an impressive cliff dwelling
  • Extra-large viewing windows give you a great view of awe-inspiring rock formations
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    4 hours

    Start time

    Start time: 01 Mar – 30 Sep: 07:00am, departure on an hourly basis. The last departure is at 2:00pm
    01 Oct – 28 Feb: 08:00am, departure on an hourly basis. The last departure is at 2:00pm
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meeting Point

    The tour starts from 204 N. Highway 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336.
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Ride into the heart of a harrowing ravine in a custom-built SUV, and learn about the lost history of a vanished people.

    Rugged on the outside and luxurious within, you’ve never ridden in a Jeep like this!

    See an ancient cliff dwelling built by the Sinagua Indians, which has weathered more than 700 years of fierce winters and unforgiving summers.

    Learn how this inventive tribe survived in such an inhospitable land and examine the rock art they left behind.

    Go off the beaten path on the Diamondback trail, which takes you past some of Arizona’s most staggering rock formations.

    Your knuckles may go white as you descend into Diamondback Gulch, but have your camera ready when you come out on the other side.

    Itinerary

    Please make your way to 204 N Highway 89A. You will be accompanied by a knowledgeable English-speaking guide whose stories are as colorful as the surroundings.

    Set out in your rugged 4x4 across spectacular canyon lands studded with towering red-rock formations.

    Step back in time as you explore a 700-year old Sinaguan cliff dwelling. The Sinagua people flourished as hunters and farmers in the American Southwest from the 8th-15th century, many thousands of years before Columbus washed ashore.

    History comes alive as your guide reveals the customs and legends of the SInaguans, and decodes the meanings of evocative rock art etched on the cliff walls.

    This 2.5 – 3 hour tour offers all the adventure and historical intrigue you’ve been looking for.

    Diamondback trail is a defining stretch of the Arizona outback, full of natural wonders and extraordinary views.

    Glide across the desert terrain in your SUV, passing famous rock formations like Capitol Butte and Doe Mesa .

    Check out the reptilian shape of the Lizard Head formation and the stark sight of Chimney Rock.

    Snake through the Sidewinder trail, which plunges you deep into the belly of the gulch. Your heart will pound as you navigate this stunning arroyo, and you won’t believe your eyes when you emerge on the other side.

    This 2.5 hour off-road adventure is one of the best the Southwest has to offer.

    Your tour ends where it began.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Transportation in a luxury 4x4
    • English-speaking guide
    • Water bottle

    Exclusions

    • Pick-up and drop-off
    • Meals
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

    For safety reasons, no food and glass containers are allowed on tour
    For seating comfort any passenger weighing 250 lbs or who are 6'4" or taller will not be allowed on the tour
    Children under 5 years of age require a car seat (required by law)
    Children must be accompanied by an adult

    Ancient ruin tour requires approx. half a mile walking roundtrip
    Not recommended for pregnant women and persons with back or neck injuries
    Contact wearers may want to switch to eyeglasses
    The tour starts from Sedona only
    The tour is conducted in an Open-air jeeps with 360° views
    Please check in 20 minutes prior to tour time

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have