Sedona and Moab are NOT alike

Although we operate Jeep rentals stores in both Moab and Sedona, and the rental requirements are the same, the capacity for groups and adventure is vastly different.

Sedona has always been more like a National Park than a recreation area, with limited trails, high concentration of visitors, and busy year-round, but even more so lately. Sedona is NOT for people who are looking for adventurous driving experiences and the sport of offroading. What few trails we have are geared towards showing you amazing scenery, archaeology and natural history–great for picnics and photos, poor for driving adrenalin challenges.

If driving adventure is what you are seeking, Moab is your place, not Sedona. In Moab, we are also permitted to offer full 4wd training and guide services from beginning to advanced driving and recovery.

For Sedona, we have updated our requirements in order to do our part to minimize trail congestion as well as streamline the rental process for our guests.

1. Two Jeep limit per party. There are very few trails in Sedona that are practical for multi-vehicle parties, due to width, general usage, and parking. For permitted events and special destination needs like weddings, we will consider larger parties. It is critical to us that drivers are able to stay within the existing footprint of the trails, and respect the limitations of the trails.

2. Due to limited Jeep rental availability, and for your convenience when you arrive to pick up your Jeep, we require the declarations page from your auto insurance policy before we  confirm your reservation.

Thank you to our wonderful customers for continuing to respect the rare and precious trails that we have in Sedona!

Comparison:

Sedona
Day trip distance from Phoenix
Known for spas, art galleries, and healing centers
Hiking capital of the U.S.
Small, minimal parking trailheads

Moab
Destination travellers, no major cities nearby
Known for mountain biking, 4-wheeling, rock climbing and rafting
Jeep capital of the world
Many developed 4wd trailheads with ample parking

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Nena Barlow
Nena Barlow

Barlow Adventures owner, Nena Barlow grew up in the Southwest, exploring the back roads by Jeep, horse, and hiking boots. She has been in the Jeep business since 1996, providing tours, 4wd instruction, location scouting, offroad event planning, trail mapping & photography, and recovery.

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