Off-Roading in Sedona with Pink Jeep Tours

Soaking up the scenery on the Pink Jeep Tour.
Soaking up the scenery on the Pink Jeep Tour.

Doug beamed with pride as we reached the summit of our first viewpoint, Sedona red rocks towering above us in every direction. “And this is the view from my office!”

Enjoying the view from Submarine Rock.

Enjoying the view from Submarine Rock.

It’s hard not to be excited about your job when you are completely surrounded by immense beauty such as this—and fresh perspectives from tourists each day to make sure you never stop appreciating how lucky you are to enjoy the view.

Doug grew up on the Broken Arrow Trail. He knows every curve of it—every bump in the road. He can drive it in reverse (and yes, he’s done it!)—but he has yet to test the theory that he can do it in his sleep. It’s home for Doug. Each day, an adrenaline rush as he takes people on an off-roading adventure they won’t soon forget.

Soaking up the scenery on the Pink Jeep Tour.

Soaking up the scenery on the Pink Jeep Tour.

I first heard about Pink Jeep Tours when our friends at The Constant Rambler visited Sedona and took one of the tours. It sounded awesome, and I knew it would be a highlight of our visit to the area. But I’ll admit, I was a little skeptical of their tagline: “You Gotta Do It!” Having spent a handful of years working in tourism marketing, I equated this generic—and a tad presumptuous—phrase to the dreaded “there’s something for everyone!” But now, having experienced this for myself, I can whole-heartedly say that when it comes to Pink Jeep Tours, you really “gotta do it!”

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You can’t drive down a road in Sedona without seeing an open-air Pink Jeep loaded with happy passengers off on their adventure. For more than 50 years, Pink Jeep Tours has been showing people the very best of the history, nature, geology, and, of course, the stunning vistas of the Southwest. In fact, when the company was founded in Sedona in 1960, it became the first Jeep tour operator in the United States. Today, Pink Jeep Tours sees more than 300,000 guests each year, and offers lots of tour options in Sedona, Las Vegas, Scottsdale, and the Grand Canyon.

And don’t be fooled by the hue of these Jeeps. They mean business! Designed for “rock crawling,” they are custom made to traverse the rocky landscape of this trail—even going down a 45° angle at one point in the tour! But why pink, you wonder? During a visit to Hawaii, Pink Jeep’s founder was struck by the Royal Hawaiian Hotel’s choice of color—which permeated everything from the building to the staff uniforms. Pink isn’t a color you’d expect to see in that context—and it’s not a color you forget once you’ve seen it. Soon, pink became the signature color of Sedona’s favorite tour company.

Broken Arrow Trail was the first—and is still the most beloved—tour offered by Pink Jeep Tours. If you want an authentic, down-and-dirty, off-roading experience, this is the tour for you! While there is definitely a lot of action during this 2-hour tour, there is also plenty of time to get out and enjoy the crazy stunning views that greet you in every direction. Highlights of the tour include stops at Submarine Rock and Chicken Point, driving on top of some red rocks—something only Pink Jeep Tours is allowed to do—and taking one perilous journey down the Road of No Return.

The Road of No Return

The Road of No Return

During your trip to Sedona, do yourself a favor and take a Pink Jeep Tour. It’s a unique way to explore those famed red rocks, and your tour guide will take your on an adventure that’s sure to be a highlight of your trip. If your guide is anything like Doug, they know how lucky they are to get to explore the back roads of some of the most beautiful country every single day—and they are excited to share it with you.

Me and Doug

Me and Doug

Climb aboard and hold on tight! It’s going to be a bumpy, beautiful ride!

What to know if you go

The Broken Arrow Trail takes 2 hours and costs $95 per adult ($71.25 per child, 12 years and under). Make sure to reserve your seat in advance!

 

 

Places

Pink Jeep Tours

Pink Jeep Tours - Sedona, AZ, State Route 89A, Sedona, AZ, United States
(800) 873-3662

Pink Jeep Tours

Pink Jeep Tours - Sedona, AZ, State Route 89A, Sedona, AZ, United States
(800) 873-3662
https://www.pinkjeeptourssedona.com/

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