Meet a driver at your Sedona hotel for 6am departure, then enjoy views of the desert as you drive through Oak Creek Canyon on your way to the top of the Colorado Plateau—from there, you’ll have views of the San Francisco Peaks, Arizona’s tallest volcano.
Descend into the Painted Desert to the historic Cameron Trading Post, where Zuni, Hopi, and Navajo artists display their work, then continue to Page, to begin your river trip (total distance from Sedona to Page is 158 miles, or 254 km).
Board an inflatable raft, then launch into the current of the Colorado River. With 3.5 hours on the water, you’ll pass through Glen Canyon on your way to Lee’s Ferry, a remarkably scenic stretch of the river. See cliffs that rise straight from the river, then pull to the side of the water for lunch on a beach with ancient petroglyphs. Challenge yourself to a swim in the cold river, then dry off and warm up on the final stretch to Lee’s Ferry.
Meet the vehicle at the take out point, and begin the return trip to Sedona, with stops to see balancing rocks in the desert, and to walk across the Navajo Bridge. This full-day tour concludes with drop-off at the original departure point.