Red Rock West Jeep Tour
Explore the sites of Dry Creek Basin, perhaps encounter a bobcat, spot pink flowering cactus's, admire the red rock landscape and stop into a historic homestead along the numerous canyon trails in Sedona, Arizona aboard a 7 passengers, four-wheel drive, jeep ride with an animated tour guide.
Van Deren Cabin
Situated on a ridge overlooking Dry Creek Basin, the old homestead dates originally back to the late 1880s with the outlaw and bootlegger, Jess Purtyman. In 1924, another alleged moonshiner, Bill Fredericks moved into the cabin. Eventually Earl Van Deren, a cattleman relocated the cabin to its present location.
Ghostly tales of a mysterious, haunting and ghost sightings, concerning the questionable death of Fredericks, found frozen in his bed with wounds to his head, by Earl Van Deren. Speculation balances between robbers looking for the cash hidden in the cabin walls, to getting kicked in the head by a cow.
Featured in the 1948 cowboy movie, Blood on the Moon
Nature and Wildlife
Sedona, named after the wife of its first postmaster, has an abundance of striking Sedimentary Red Rocks (a combination of sandstone, silt-stone, and shale with ferric oxides). Of course, there is plenty more to see.
Look for gracefully flying waterfowl; such as, the Great Blue Heron or an Bald Eagle, high-speed Bobcats and Coyotes, and Snakes slithering along, just to name a few
Beautiful cactus's are everywhere; including the large flowering, lovely smelling blooms on the Echinopsis (Easter lily)
Time and Location
Explore during the morning or afternoon hours. If opting for a convenient Sedona hotel pickup, plan at least 30 to 60 minutes ahead of scheduled tour time.
2-hour, narrated tour
Special Details: Please note this activity is not optimal for pregnant women, children under 2 years old, or people with neck or back issues.
Jeeps carry 7 passengers, children must have an adult with them (car seats provided) to participate (and upon booking, a minimum of two required)
Complimentary bottled water included
Plan your exciting vacation to Sedona, Arizona and the Dry Creek Basin valley region, today. Experience a thrilling sightseeing, nature adventure from the vantage point of a jeep ride. Listen to western legends; hear about famous film location sites (Van Deren Cabin) from friendly, trained, fun tour guides. Be ready to take some super extraordinary pictures!
Hold on tight on this exciting, four-wheel drive, jeep ride in the heart of Dry Creek Basin. This trail will surely amaze you as make your way through the floor of the canyon.
On this 2 hour tour, you will stop off at the historic Van Deren Cabin which is one of many homesteads dating back to 1924. Scenes from the Western Blood on the Moon were filmed at this Cabin. The movie was released in 1948 and stars Robert Mitchum, Barbara Bel Geddes and Robert Preston - a must see after you visit the Cabin.
You will also hear stories of its past and learn about the flora, fauna, history, geology and folklore of the area. Relive the early cowboy days with tales of murder and moonshine.
If you're on the afternoon tour, orange, pink and red hues are cast on the rocks at sunset time, making this an unforgettable experience.
Pickup & Return:
Select Sedona hotels
Returns to original departure point.
Departure Times: 10am 2pm
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
Fully narrated tour
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Local Sales Tax
Does not include:
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not recommended for participants with back or neck problems
Not recommended for pregnant women
Not recommended for children age 2 and under
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Jeeps hold up to 7 guests depending on guests height and weight
Children must be accompanied by an adult