Savannah sat a little slouched on the seat, one elbow resting on the side of the pink jeep.
“Well, if we’ve done it once, we can do it again,” she said with the grace of someone who’s experienced a few things in life.
She’d just came down a 45 degree graded rock face called The Devil’s Staircase. “Oh, we’re really not doing this!” she’d squealed as we teetered at the top.
Her and Kalyra squealed and giggled as their seats in the back raised up and they tipped forward and rocked as we descended down the steep slope!
The rock face before that one was an ascent and I had slipped back from my seat almost falling on top of them, which had them giggling just as hard.
This was going to be a 4×4 adventure to embrace.
Broken Arrow Pink Jeep Tour
To be honest I didn’t even think about whether the girls would be freaked out by this experience. I just signed them up.
We’ve been on so many adventures now I just take it for granted they’re ready for it and will love it.
To me, it feels like fun, but to their young souls it could possibly have been terrifying.
At the beginning of the Broken Arrow Pink Jeep Tour, I saw a little fear in their faces and heard it in their nervous giggles.
But they willingly jumped in the back seats – the bumpy ones of the jeep.
They cuddled and covered their eyes, and whooped and maybe said, “Oh No” a few too many times, but by the end of it, they had this thing in the bag!!
I’m not sure what I enjoyed more: the spectacular giant red rock spires and formations that makes Sedona unique and sooo beautiful; the thrilling adventure driving up and over rocks and and bumpy tracks; or watching their reactions and the joy they got from this experience.
I love how they are always living on the edge of their comfort zone, the place of amazing growth.
Just the change they had from the nervous beginning to taking the next dip down in their stride.
The Sedona Pink Jeep Tours are one of the most recognized and loved Sedona activities.
When we asked our online community for tips on what to do in Arizona, the Sedona Jeep tours came highly recommended.
You’ll see the pink wranglers zipping around town everywhere, wondering where they disappear too. They go deep within the fiery canyons of the Coconino Forest surrounding you and over the Sedona red rocks.
The Pink Jeep tour is now at the top of my list of best things to do in Sedona.
It wasn’t all screams and steep rock drives, there is a lot you learn on the tour from the narration of your guide.
Bob, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable about the history and culture of the area.
For the entire two hour journey Bob shared with us stories, facts and jokes. It made me appreciate the area so much more and love the wild and free nature of the state of Arizona!
What a lawless and renegade state it once was. The cheeky Aussie in me loves it.
We made two stops on the tour where we were able to jump out for photos and insider information about various things.
The first stop was Chicken Point. When Bob reversed up to the parking spot we understood the meaning of the name Chicken Point.
“Okay Bob, you can break now, we screamed out as we saw that perilous edge appeared.
He did with a chuckle that let us know he was totally in control.
We jumped out to appreciate the spectacular views to the south and the east overlooking the Verde Valley and the red rocks.
This was where Bob taught us a lot about the Verde Valley and the richness of the flora and fauna in the region.
We jumped back in to continue on the most exciting part of the journey that took us past mushroom rock and a 6 degree climb down the rock and around to Devil’s Staircase.
Like an alien spacecraft emerging out of the forest, submarine rock appears as you wind around the bumpy track.
It’s some of the most notable rock formations in Sedona and is the second jump off stop on the Broken Arrow Tour.
Don’t just spend all your time feasting on the eye candy that stretches out 360 degrees around you. Look down as well to learn the stories embedded in the rock.
Bob showed us a white disjointed circle that looked painted on the rock. It was created by the master artist called 500 million year old earthquake.
It was cool to see the obvious geological shift and the fault line.
We were all enthralled by the perfectly round small white circles randomly scattered on submarine rock – the imprint left behind from a lightning strike!
Wow!! We walked around picking out as many lighting strikes as we could.
What a great science lesson for my girls.
This is why I don’t bother with teaching the girls science in my homeschooling lessons. There is nothing I could ever teach them form a book that could give them such first hand knowledge and absolute awe at the world we live in.
Yeah. I think they understood lighting is pretty powerful.
It was fun walking back to the car and hearing some high pitched screams in the distance. “There goes a jeep down The Devil’s Staircase!”
About Sedona Pink Jeep Tour Company
Since 1960, Pink Jeep Tours has been running award winning excursions and the most talked-about off-road adventures in the Southwest.
They run multiple adventure tours throughout Red Rock Country.
The Broken Arrow tour is exclusive to Pink Jeep Tours. It is the most popular tour and extreme off-roading.
What are some Pink Jeep Tours you can do in Sedona?
There are several trails you can choose from for your jeep tour.
- The Broken Arrow is the biggest adventure with its off-road experience.
- Navigate the grand arroyo of Diamondback Gulch
- Back country trails of Coyote Canyon
- Ancient Ruins tour will take you to Onanki Heritage site, where the indigenous Sinagua people lived and worked between 600 AD until the 1400s. You’ll see ancient cliff dwellings and learn about indigenous history.
Could you do the Broken Arrow Trail on your own?
We saw quite a few jeeps out there and many people walking the trail out to Chicken Point.
To be honest, I wouldn’t feel comfortable at all driving that track on my own. You’d have to be confident and experienced with off-roading to take it on.
There was an off-roading jeep club on the track at the same time as us.
Although we would not do the Broken Arrow trail on our own, the the Pink Jeep Tour gave us faith and confidence to finally take The Beast, our 4×4 high clearance Ford 250 along the off-road track to the Devil’s Bridge Trailhead.
It saved us an extra 2 miles of walking and it was good bumpy fun. The girls didn’t even flinch this time or worry that we’d get stuck or bust the Beast. They’re old pros at this road touring.
If you’ve done it once, you can do it again. No problem.
Bonus Pink Jeep Travel Video
Planning a Trip to Visit Sedona
Places to Stay in Sedona
Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock
We’ve stayed at the Hilton Resort at Bell Rock.
Situated in the Village of Oak Creek, the Hilton Sedona Resort is a lovely place to come back to after your Sedona activities, and it’s just a 15-minute drive into Uptown Sedona along the stunning Red Rock Scenic Byway 179!
You can get gorgeous red rock views from your balcony all the way to Bell Rock, and resort amenities include three pools, an athletic club and spa, and championship golf course.
Our girls loved the games of cornhole, table tennis, and jenga – which allows parents time out to actually sit and relax during a meal whilst they were entertained.
There’s also fire pits to sit around, and you can dine out on the resort porch area with distant mountain views.
Best Western Plus Arroyo Roble Hotel & Creekside Villas
Want to stay in the heart of Uptown without spending a fortune? Consider the Best Western Plus Arroyo Roble Hotel & Creekside Villas.
My parents and sister have stayed here in one of the Creekside Villas and loved the space and location.
Book early though because of this hotels proximity to Uptown.
Luxury Sedona Resorts
Looking for luxury, consider the L’Auberge de Sedona situated on the banks of Oak Creek in the heart of Uptown. This is an unmatched luxury resort and nature spa with award-winning dining.
Sedona Boutique Hotels
Another popular choice is Orchards Inn offering panoramic red rock views and centrally located among Uptowns finest shops, galleries and restaurants.
There are plenty of other great places to stay in Sedona depending upon whether you are looking for Uptown Sedona hotels, Sedona family resorts, or other hotels near Sedona AZ.
For a complete list of all the best hotels in Sedona, visit our partner Booking.com.
For a unique local stay, don’t forget about Airbnb! From glamping to zen retreats and private cottages with exquisite views, Airbnb has you covered!
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