Mitten Ridge Private Hike

Trip Highlights

  • Amazing Views
  • Desert Solitude
  • Red Rock Landscapes
  • Iconic Pinnacles & Buttes
  • Top-shelf Backpack & Trekking Poles
  • Amazing Natural & Cultural History
  • Tasty Trail Snacks & Picnic Lunch

Description

This is one of Sedona’s gem hikes as we walk back in time on old wagon roads (now trails) to a red rock saddle that offers incredible views. The rugged trail we follow, named for the overhanging rock that shelters part of the route from the sun, is a Sedona must-do for guests who are excited to earn their views. It involves exhilarating steps on pure sandstone up Schnebly Hill for vistas and panoramic views of the canyons below. This is also a great hike to hear the history and story of T.C. Schnebly and his wife Sedona, for whom the town is named after, and really connect with the historical context of their story. If you’re interested in spectacular red rock views; fantastic, rugged Sedona hiking; and fascinating natural and cultural history, look no further!

(Important: We run hikes in almost all weather conditions and very rarely cancel. See our terms and conditions for information on cancellations and refunds.)

5-7 Hours
$145-$525 Per Person
Season: Year Round

Season: Year Round

Return Guests get a 10% discount on all Trips!
Trip Type: Day Hike Tour
Difficulty Level:
Solitude Level:
Group Size: 1-7 Guests
Trip Length: 5-7 Hours
Distance: 8.6MI / 13.8KM

DIFFICULTY LEVEL 2

Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult

This Sedona day hike is moderately rugged and difficult, with occasional heights exposure and significant hiking distance and elevation gain/loss.
Hiking Distances:

Up to 8.6 mi
Backpack Weight:

10-15 lbs
Terrain:

Moderately Rugged
Max Daily Elev. ↑↓:

Up to 2000 ft
Heights Exposure:

Moderate

Physical requirements:

  • Hiking uphill or downhill with a 10-15 lb backpack for 6-8 hours
  • Maintaining balance and footing on variable, uneven terrain
  • Hiking with occasional, moderate heights exposure

SOLITUDE LEVEL 2

1 least solitude, 5 most solitude

We rate this hike a solitude 2. You can expect to be around other hikers much of the time.

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Rates

Rates

  • 1 person: $525
  • 2 people: $275 per person
  • 3 people: $245 per person
  • 4-5 people: $205 per person
  • 6-7 people: $175 per person
  • 10 and younger: $135 per person

Private day hike tours are only open to your party.

*Prices do not include gratuity for your guide

Trip Dates & Booking

TRIP DATES & BOOKING

This tour is booked on a custom basis for private groups so does not have set dates (requested dates are almost always available). Give us a call at 800-715-HIKE (4453) to schedule your hike!

Don't see your dates? Call us! We may be able to add new trip dates.

800-715-HIKE (4453)

Trip Details

Trip Details

What's Included

  • A professional, knowledgeable, medically trained, friendly wilderness guide.
  • A commitment to make the tour as exciting, challenging, informative, and full as you’d like, and as is possible in a day
  • Transportation to the trailhead
  • Trail snacks and a picnic lunch
  • Use of a top of the line, technical day pack
  • Use of trekking poles
  • Use of crampons in the winter

What's Not Included

  • Clothing and personal items
  • Water (3 liters capacity)
  • Guide gratuity (industry recommendation is 10-20% of trip cost)

Food: What To Expect

Day hike tours include energizing trail snacks and a delicious picnic lunch. Your guide will customize the food for your hike, but a typical lunch consists of gourmet sandwiches or wraps, fruit, veggies, chips, drinks and a dessert. On wintery or cold days you may be treated to soup or a hot, freshly cooked lunch (if you’d prefer a hot meal, please let us know!)

We regularly accommodate vegan, vegetarian, kosher and non-gluten diets and will make adjustments for food allergies. These and other special dietary requests may require an additional fee.

Trip Logistics

Trip Logistics

Where Do We Meet?

This tour includes pick-up at your hotel in Sedona. Your guide will be in contact approximately 1 week prior to arrange pick-up and answer any last minute questions you have.

Pick Up Times

DAILY DEPARTURE HIKES

  • October 1 to March 31: 8am
  • April and September: 7am
  • May and August: 6am
  • June and July: 5am

CUSTOM HIKES
The pick-up time on custom hikes is flexible, but we do recommend roughly following the schedule above.

Safety Considerations

Your safety is our top priority. Our hiking tours are led by professional hiking guides, all of whom are wilderness-certified first responders or EMT’s, each with years of guiding and wilderness experience. We’ve developed comprehensive risk management protocols that our guides adhere to in case of an emergency, and most tours carry a satellite phone. If you have any further questions about safety, please contact us at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) for more information.

Guides

Your tour will be led by a trained, experienced professional with a solid guiding background, years of personal wilderness and hiking experience, medical certifications, and a passion for leading people into breathtaking landscapes. Check out our Meet Our Team page for staff bios.

Group Size and Age Restrictions

The maximum group size on this hiking tour is 7 guests. If you have more questions about group size, please give us a call at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) and we’ll answer all your questions.

Age restrictions are as follows:

  • 5 and older to join private tours, with final approval on a case by case basis

Weather in Sedona

Sedona is at 4500 feet elevation, which is considered high desert. It tends to be the most comfortable in Spring and Fall, but Summer and Winter are not extreme and are still great times to hike Sedona. To be fully prepared, please follow the recommended clothing list closely (this list comes as part of your trip packet when you register). Read below for average high and low temperatures in the Sedona area:

Average Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

MonthLowHi
January33°58°
February35°61°
March38°66°
April44°74°
May52°84°
June60°93°
July66°
96°
August65°

94°
September60°88°
October50°78°
November39°66°
December32°57°

Trip Reviews

Trip Reviews

  • Average Customer Ratings:

  • 5.0 (15 reviews)
Michael G.
5.0

2 Phenomenal Hikes

9 months ago

My daughter and I had a phenomenal time with Michael in the Grand Canyon on the Grandview Trail and in Sedona at Mitten Ridge. He made suggestions but left the choices to us. He was very knowledgeable and was willing to answer any question. We were truly blessed to have Michael as our guide and to be able to connect with Wildland Trekking.

Sue J.
5.0

Spectacular Hikes

11 months ago

While in Arizona last week we took two day hikes with the Wildland Trekking company. The Grand Canyon hike with Shayne and the Mitten Ridge hike in Sedona with Mikaela. Both hikes were spectacular and the guides were excellent. They were extremely informative regarding the regions and the trails and very helpful and supportive with the challenging sections and adapting to the conditions. Also, both brought great snacks and especially good lunches. I would highly recommend the Wildland Trekking Company to anyone looking for a hiking adventure.

Danielle S.
5.0

Very Thankful

1 year ago

Mikaela Ray's passion for Sedona and hiking made our day amazing. We came to Sedona with 4 days of torrential rain and Mikaela and Wildland were able to accommodate a window of time during the week where we could get a 2+ hike in. We were very thankful.

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