Rock Climbing from Phoenix
Enjoy silence and solitude while rock climbing in this breathtaking canyon. All levels of climbers are welcome. We can accommodate to your needs in or...
Cliffs and Canyons Overnight Tour
Duration: 24 hours
Departs from: Phoenix or Sedona hotels
Around 6:30 AM you'll depart your accommodations in either Phoenix or Sedona. The drive is an incredibly scenic one that takes you through the Coconino and Tonto National Forests. It's a comfortable ride right up until the end when we reach the four wheel section. We'll travel through a tricky little combination of desert and rivers that make for quite an adventure. When we reach our destination the two mile hike begins!
We set out on our journey to find a spring fed desert oasis. This unique piece of landscape is also our technical canyon trail head. Here we'll enjoy a brief canyoneering instructional class before jumping in the cool water for a swim. The adventure continues as we swim and scramble our way through a golden walled canyon filled with crystal clear water. The fun doesn't stop there of course, because next we come upon a beautiful waterfall. From here you get the unique opportunity to rappel down into another gorgeous pool for another short swim.
Finally we head back to the vehicles on an interpretative hike.
Once we reach the vehicles we're off to the pine country of the outstanding Coconino National Forest. First however, we'll enjoy a meal at a popular restaurant in Payson. After you're well fed we'll make our way to camp which also happens to be the location of our next adventure, a high elevated climbing hot spot! We'll provide all the appropriate amenities for you to have a special and comfortable night outdoors in this incredible forest. You'll be nestled in a cozy little remote site above the quiet limestone canyon. Sitting around the fire listening to wind in the canyon and maybe even coyotes howling is a memorable experience for all. Enjoy the night as much as you please, then it's off to bed for a peaceful nights rest.
Wake up next morning and we'll have a delicious hot breakfast. After you eat and get settled we'll give you a short instructional climbing school class. Once you've been prepared we're off to a glorious day of climbing! This canyon is extremely versatile so climbs of all difficulty and comfort levels will be available. The entire tour is an adventure with excitement and beauty at every turn. Come explore the beautiful landscape of Arizona with us on the Cliffs and Canyons Overnight Camping Tour. It will be an excursion full of memories that you and your group will treasure forever.
Type of Trans
- Trip includes guides, transportation, all equipment (camping/activity),
drinks & meals (hot breakfast/dutch oven)
- Experienced guides will give you an unforgettable time.
Four Runner SUVs or Vans - about 1 hour drive to location
Physical Activity Level
Moderate. Rock climbing requires a good base of physical fitness. Must be able to hike at least 6 miles with uneven terrain. Youngest guest - 10 years
What to Wear
Comfortable outdoor clothes that can get dirty and allow flexibility. Tennis or hiking shoes are recommended. Bring warm enough clothes for the camping portion
Approximately 24 Hours
Departure Time & Location
Tours depart Phoenix or Sedona hotels, at 6:30 AM, and return at approx. 6:00 PM the next day. Tours to this location are available from March through December
If single booker, call and check for availability.
If staying in Sedona - notify us of where you are staying at, or you will be contacted after booking for pickup location.