Touring Sedona, Arizona with Pink Jeep
During our recent visit to Sedona, Arizona, we were amazed and overwhelmed by the beauty of the city and surrounding area. We wanted to see if all, but really only had a day to explore. After walking down the touristy downtown portion of Sedona, we saw a storefront for Pink Jeep and decided to just see if they had any last minute availability. Lucky for us, they did….
Now, normally, we are not a tour type of family. We typically hate being locked into exploring with a guide verses doing our own thing. However, this tour with Pink Jeep was amazing and the best decision we made during the entire trip. In fact, it has changed our opinion entirely about taking tours.
Pink Jeep Tours
The Pink Jeep Tours company has been in business forever and they are clearly still going strong! They are professional, safe, informative, and fun! The tours are designed to maximize your time by showing you as much of the surrounding area as they can. With Pink Jeep Tours you will not be wasting your time or money.
Touch the Earth Tour
Although all of Sedona is thought to be a vortex (swirling centers of energy for healing, meditation and self-exploration), there are a few key spots where the vortex is claimed to be the strongest. We booked the Touch the Earth Tour which took us to a few of the vortex places. Now, while I was moved by the beauty of Sedona, I didn’t feel the vortex energy. Despite not being effected by these sacred places, the tour was amazing!
Everyone rendezvous at the Pink Jeep office in downtown Sedona. This conveniently located spot has a little shop to purchase merchandise or drinks, and the restrooms are just steps away. Once it is time for your tour, the coordinator will call your party’s name and introduce you to your guide and your jeep.
Tip: Wear sunscreen and bring water! It is hot and dry in Sedona! Also, be sure to hit up the restrooms before your tour starts!
The tour guide was excellent and had a great sense of humor. He pointed out sites on the way to our destination and answered all the questions we had for him. The drive to our first stop was pretty quick and soon we were presented with stunning panoramic views of the red rocks.
Fun Fact: Thunder Mountain (yes, THAT Thunder Mountain at Disney) gets its name from the Thunder Mountain in Sedona, Arizona! In fact, the tour guide said that you can see the name, Sedona, on some of the TNT along the queue. I’m not sure if this is true or not, but something to look for during your next ride.
Here is my favorite picture from our first stop! Breathtaking, right?
Our next stop provided us with even better views (can you believe it)? He first gave us a little information about a agave plant we passed. Typically, the agave has a life-span of 25 to 30 years – in its last year, it produces a tall, fast growing flower. This agave we saw on the tour was clearly in its last year of life.
Further along the tour, the guide encouraged us to tour the agave plant – also called “cowboy killer” – to see exactly how firm and sharp the plant feels. Being SUPER CAREFUL, I still stabbed myself with one of the points, drawing blood. I can 100% confirm that you do not want to fall on one of these plants.
We stayed at this spot for a few minutes to soak in the views and we took a short walk to a peak to see a different perspective on the views. Here are a few vista shots from this stop:
On the way back, the tour guide continued to provide fun facts about Sedona. All three of us, even the bored-to-death 7-year-old, LOVED the tour. I mean genuinely loved the tour. I can guarantee you that any return visit to Sedona (Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Death Valley) will include a Pink Jeep tour or two!
Note: While we were able to walk up and book a tour, please consider making reservations prior to your visit to ensure a spot on a Jeep. The Broken Arrow tour is their most popular and the tour most people recommend we take next time!
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