Wet Beaver Creek Private Hike

Trip Highlights

  • Beautiful Desert Oasis
  • Red Rock Landscapes
  • Great Swimming
  • Top-Shelf Backpack & Trekking Poles
  • Amazing Natural & Cultural History
  • Tasty Trail Snacks & Picnic Lunch

Description

This is a fantastic summer hike in Sedona or a great one for people who want to explore a true oasis in the desert that was once used by indigenous tribes! Our hike takes us through Wet Beaver Wilderness Area a little outside of Sedona Canyon Country and offers native petroglyphs, desert riparian zones, basalt bluffs, and one of the best natural swimming holes in Arizona. We’ll cool off in the shade of streamside Cottonwood trees and/or take a dip in the clear waters of Wet Beaver Creek at the area known as “The Crack”. After enjoying the creek, we have the option to continue our hike east to the Mogollon Rim- 1,100 feet above Wet Beaver Creek- for amazing views! (For a shorter, easier hike we can return to the trailhead from our swimming spot, eliminating most of the elevation gain/loss and a couple miles of hiking.)

(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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6-8 Hours
$175-$525 Per Person
Season: Mar-Oct

Season: Mar-Oct

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Trip Type: Day Hike Tour
Difficulty Level:
Solitude Level:
Group Size: 1-10 Guests
Trip Length: 6-8 Hours
Distance: 6-10MI / 10-16KM

DIFFICULTY LEVEL 1

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

SUMMARY OF DIFFICULTY
The majority of this hike is on a well maintained trail, but it does have short sections that are steeper and more rugged with light heights exposure.
Hiking Distances:

Up to 8 mi
Backpack Weight:

5-10 lbs
Terrain:

Lightly Rugged
Max Daily Elev. Gain:

Up to 750 ft
Heights Exposure:

Light

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Hiking uphill or downhill with a 5-10 lb backpack for 6-8 hours
  • Maintaining balance and footing on variable, uneven terrain
  • Potentially hiking in 90+ degree fahrenheit temperatures (May-Sept)
  • Hiking with occasional, light heights exposure

SOLITUDE LEVEL 2

  • 1 least solitude, 5 most solitudeWe rate this Sedona hike a level 2 for solitude. 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
  • 8-10 people: $115 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.

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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

Recommended Pick Up Times

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

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 all tours carry an emergency communication device. 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 10 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 (2 reviews)
Linda H.
5.0

Didn't Want to Leave!

2 years ago

Miriam is awesome. She took such good care of us. Plus Wet Beaver Creek is so pretty. Didn't want to leave!

Chuck B.
5.0

Our Guide Fletcher was Great

2 years ago

Surpassed my expectations - Fletcher was a great guide.

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