Red Rock – Secret Mountain Trek
Sedona, AZ5.0 (2 reviews)
- Remote Wilderness
- Unique Arch
- Soaring Sandstone Cliffs
- Stunning Night Skies
- Deep Canyons
- Iconic Red Rock Landscapes
- Guides Choice Trip
Available from September 1st through February 28, our Red Rock – Secret Mountain Backpacking Tour is our signature Sedona backpacking trip and justifiably so! It takes us through multiple, remote canyons and over high ridges with incredible vistas as we explore the heart of Sedona’s Red Rock Canyon Country and designated wilderness. We’ll hike in the shadows of Lost Wilson, Maroon, and Secret Mountains (all iconic Sedona peaks), and along cliffs that tower 1000+ feet above us. Amongst the serenity of this trek, a highlight is the chance to see Vultee Arch, a stunning natural arch, as an optional side hike on Day 1 before we head deeper into the canyon country.
On this trip, you’ll learn about the history of the indigenous tribes as well as some of the more mysterious history in this secret wilderness. To say this trip inspires wonder and appreciation for nature would be an understatement – it is an adventurous journey into a stunning, pristine landscape that you’ll never forget.
Wildland Trekking is a permitee of the USFS, Red Rock Ranger District.
Need to Know: Waste
The public agencies that oversee this region require that everyone pack out all solid waste, including human waste. We provide resources and training to make this manageable and efficient. However, if you’d rather embark on a trip in this region where that isn’t required, we recommending checking out our Grand Canyon backpacking trips.
$1035 Per Person
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 3
Our difficulty ratings are based on a scale of 1-5, tours with a rating of 1 being least difficult, tours with a rating of 5 being most difficult
- Backpack Weight:
- 25-35 pounds
- Daily Hiking Distances:
- 6-9 miles
- Most Elevation Loss:
- 620 feet
- Most Elevation Gain:
- 1150 feet
- Quality of Trails:
- Unmaintained and rugged in places
- This trip follows trails that are largely unmaintained – you can expect rugged hiking with rocks, creek crossings, logs across the trail…etc.
- be active and healthy
- exercise several times per week
- be comfortable hiking 6-8 miles per day in hilly or mountainous terrain with a 25-pound backpack
SOLITUDE LEVEL 3
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this Sedona hike a solitude 2. The majority of our Solitude will be at camp both nights and during the majority of the hike on Day 2.Learn More about our Rating System
Groome Transportation makes 13 dependable trips daily each direction between Phoenix and Sedona. The duration is 1 hour and 45 minutes. They pickup/drop off at Sky Harbor Airport and the Metro Center in Phoenix, and in Sedona they will drop you off and/or pick you up at your hotel for a small additional fee.
There is no shuttle service from Las Vegas to Sedona.
Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix and McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas have fantastic car rental facilities that are easily accessible and host a great variety of companies. We recommend checking Priceline.com as well for especially good deals.
The drive time from Phoenix to Sedona is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. From Las Vegas it is approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes.
Arizona Executive Transport offers private, reliable SUV service between Phoenix and Sedona. This option is best if you’re traveling in a group of 3 or 4. As Wildland Trekking guests, your one-way cost for up to 4 passengers is discounted. Simply type “Wildland Trekking Company” in the Discount Code Box at the bottom of the online registration page. The discount varies depending on the time of year. You can go to http://www.arizonaexecutivellc.com to make your reservations online.
Traveling in perfect company is a wonderful thing! With our private trip offerings you can book a trip exclusively for your group. Whether it’s with family, friends or colleagues, private trips are a fun and enriching way to explore the outdoors.
Private trip pricing is based on a sliding scale, depending on the number of people in your party. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax and national park fees (where applicable) or guide gratuity. Give us a call at 800-715-HIKE to get the ball rolling!
Private Rates FOr This Trip
- 2 People: Rate x 2
- 3 People: Rate x 1.3
- 4 People: Rate x 1.1
- 5+ People: Rate x 1
*all rates are per person
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