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.)

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5-7 Hours
$175-$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

SUMMARY OF DIFFICULTY
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:

8-12 lbs

Terrain:

Moderately Rugged

Max Daily Elev. ↑↓:

Up to 2000 ft

Heights Exposure:

Moderate

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THIS TRIP

  • Hiking uphill or downhill with a 8-12 lb backpack for 6-8 hours
  • Maintaining balance and footing on variable, uneven terrain
  • Hiking with occasional, moderate heights exposure
* For an official and complete list of physical requirements, please see our Essential Eligibility Criteria.

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

  • Trained hiking guide(s) with years of personal wilderness and hiking experience, medical certifications, and a passion for leading people into breathtaking landscapes. See Guide Bios.
  • 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 Precautions

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. Guides adhere to standardized risk management protocols in case of any potential or actual incident, and all tours carry an emergency communication device and comprehensive first-aid kit. Additionally we have a “24/7” system through which guides or guests can reach Wildland support personnel at any time.

If you have any further questions about safety, please contact us at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) for more information.

Age Restrictions

Age restrictions on this trip 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 (18 reviews)
Suzanne C
5.0

Breathtaking!

8 months ago

This hike is not for the faint of heart but the views are breathtaking ! Our guide Matt was phenomenal and clearly well versed on the area. Matt made the day special while making sure we were always safe and in good hands. ‘Trust your shoes’ was the phrase of the last bit of the hike to the tippy top. Loved the hike, the view, and the day and a big thanks to Matt for creating such a memorable experience.

Brent R
5.0

Wow!

8 months ago

Wow!!! This hike was amazing. Carlos was super friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the history, geology, and ecology of the area. His passion for nature, history, and the area made for the most complete experience. The beauty of the area is breathtaking and it was more so with Carlos guiding and educating us.

Sarah S
5.0

Excellent

8 months ago

My husband, daughter and I had a memorable morning hiking Mitten Ridge with Cameron. His experience, expertise and knowledge of the area allowed for a hike in which we could enjoy the serenity and solitude of an early, uncrowded Sedona morning while learning a bit of botany, geology, history and hiking tips along the way. Pre hike communication with both Cameron and Wildland was excellent and the logistics of the hike itself were smooth and timely. Would hike again with Cameron in a heartbeat and appreciate the time we spent with him.

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