Jeeping in Sedona
Barlow Adventures' home base in Sedona Arizona offers some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Sedona has become a major tourist destination with over 4 million visitors per year, offering a variety of scenic trails for the novice or experienced "Jeeper".
Maps will be provided to you free of charge when you pick up your Jeep. To purchase maps in advance, visit our sister site: JeepTrailInfo.com
"Off-road driving" is a widely misunderstood and misused term. All four-wheeling in the Sedona area is done on publicly accessible roads and trails in the Coconino National Forest. Unpaved road conditions can vary widely, from well-maintained gravel avenues to boulder-strewn, cliff-hanging 2-tracks. Here is the simple system Barlow's uses to classify trails.
Can be done by the novice. Many sections may not require 4WD in good conditions. Roads are unpaved, infrequently maintained and are likely to have moderate grades, potholes, ruts, and edges with no guard rails.
Can be done by the novice. Most people will find these trails to be a fun adventure with some steep climbs, narrow ledge roads (plenty wide for one Jeep, but not wide enough to pass in many places), some rocks that require slow & careful ascent. The key is to take your time, and pay attention.
Experience helpful, but not required. Inexperienced 4-wheelers may find the obstacles and ledges intimidating, and damage to vehicle is possible, unless caution, careful throttle control and precise wheel placement is exercised.
Experienced 4-wheelers only. Solo travel not recommended. Vehicle damage possible, even with slow ascent and careful wheel placement. Tippy sections, big rocks and ledges, deep sand, slippery hills, commonly impassable due to wash outs or rock slides.
Sedona has many miles of Jeep roads with ample opportunities for adventure. Here are a few of our favorites.
Schnebly Hill Road
2 hours - Easy
Put the top down on your Barlow Adventures Jeep Wrangler and take a scenic drive high above Sedona. This historic 1902 wagon trail features Sedona's famous red rocks with a background of green forest making this one of the most photographed areas in all of Arizona.
3 hours - Easy
Take a scenic drive through red rock canyons to discover 700-year old Sinagua Indian ruins. Actually go into the ancient rooms and view 4000 year old rock art. Fascinating cultural experience and great views of the red rock cliffs towering above you. Combine this with Schnebly Hill Road or the Outlaw Trail for a great half-day combo.
1.5 hours - Moderate - Adventurous
One of Sedona's most popular Jeep trails. A fun drive through a red rock canyon below Coffee Pot Rock and Thunder Mountain. Includes stops at the Seven Apache Pools and Devil's Kitchen Sinkhole. Combine this with Broken Arrow for a half-day of fun 4x4 adventure, or combine it with Schnebly Hill Road for a “scenic sampler” excursion.
2.5 hours - Adventurous
Sedona’s most famous and popular Jeep trail, with fun four-wheel-driving and great views. Visit Submarine Rock, Chicken Point, Mushroom Rock, and the famous “Stairs” aka “Road of No Return." Drive right up onto the red rocks. This trail is definitely an 'E' ticket!
2.5 hours - Moderate
A mild 4-wheel-drive adventure through Sedona’s historic ranch country, offering breathtaking panoramic views. We call it “just enough Jeeping” for those who want to get where other SUV’s won’t go, but with a Barlow Jeep, it’s a worry-free adventure. Combine with the Indian Ruins for an easy/moderate half-day excursion.
More Great Sedona Trails
- Van Deren Cabin Trail – Easy/Moderate
- Cliffhanger – Adventurous/Difficult
- Red Rock Loop Road/Chavez Crossing – Easy
- Diamondback Gulch/Greasy Spoon - Moderate/Adventurous
Looking for a multi-day adveture? We also have trail information on hand for Jerome, Lake Havasu and Flagstaff, Arizona; Moab, Utah; Ouray and Telluride, Colorado; and more!
Please select a pick-up location and Jeep type
Sedona Rates & Policies
Half-day Rental (up to 4-hours)
The half-day is plenty of time to do one or two Sedona trails.
2-door or 4-door: $250/Jeep
Full-Day Rental (up to 24 hours)
Enjoy a wider range of available trails, with time for a sunset.
2-door or 4-door: $350/Jeep
Same rate for any Jeep, 2-door or 4-door.
Starting at $576/Jeep Blackout dates apply. Contact us for details.
Explore the Four Corners!
Same rate for any Jeep, 2-door or 4-door.
Starting at $980/Jeep Blackout dates apply. Contact us for details.
Renters must meet certain requirements and bring the proper documents with them to pick up the Jeep:
- Valid driver’s license (25 years or older)
- Credit card in same name as driver's license
- Proof of full coverage automobile insurance
- Any additional drivers need driver's license and proof of full coverage automobile insurance
- Yes, you can pay cash, but we still need to authorize a valid credit card.
Barlow Adventures does not sell collision damage coverage or insurance. With most insurance companies in most states, if you carry a “full coverage” auto policy on your own vehicle, it covers you in any vehicle you are driving, including rental cars. This is the “collision” or “comprehensive” part of your policy.
You do not need an item on your policy that indicates "rental car coverage" which typically means that you have purchased coverage that will pay for your rental car if you wreck your own car. It is your "collision" or "comprehensive" coverage that covers you as a driver in any vehicle you are operating, including a Barlow Jeep.
You may add additional drivers to the rental contract—there is no additional fee. Additional drivers must also present their driver’s license(s).
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about these requirements or anything else.
Included With Your Rental
Our Jeeps are new, comfortable, and off-road ready:
- Automatic transmissions & Air Conditioning
- Convertible soft tops—up, down or fully enclosed!
- 2-inch suspension lift
- Heavy-duty tires
- Free planning for your sightseeing tours
- Free maps and current trail information
- Driving tips & operating instructions
- Ice chests with ice