Ancient Ruin / Diamondback Gulch Combo
DEPARTS Sedona, AZ
Archaeological Adventure & Ancient History in Sedona
- Combine an archeological experience with a back-road trail expedition
- Take a steep descent into Diamondback Gulch, a ravine created eons ago
- Enjoy glimpses of Arizona’s ranching past, where cattle roamed the landscape
- Visit the Honanki Heritage site, 700-year-old cliff dwellings created by the Sinagua people
- Get an exclusive guided adventure that is only available from Pink® Jeep® Tours
- View centuries-old pictographs and petroglyphs
- See an active archeological dig site
- Hear the legends and myths that surround the ruins and people who lived there
- Walk to a destination where early Arizonans lived, worked and played
No children under 2 permitted on this tour.
This journey through Arizona’s history blends indigenous heritage with a rugged off-road ride. The Ancient Ruins and Diamondback Gulch Combo Tour is a remarkable adventure with both an exciting 4x4 trek and an up-close look at a time when the Sinagua people called this area home.
Your Certified Interpretive Guide will meet you at the Pink® Jeep® Tour Plaza in Sedona. You’ll climb aboard a custom-built, open-air Pink® Jeep® Wranglers and settle in for a true Arizona experience. Wear comfortable shoes, as there is a 30-40 minute walk to reach the Honanki Heritage site once you arrive at the Ancient Ruins site.
To start the tour, your local guide will take you past Sedona’s most iconic red-rock formations. After arriving in the Coconino National Forest, head down the remote Greasy Spoon trail. This section of an original wagon route between Sedona and Prescott dates back to a time before Arizona was a state. Continue on to Sidewinder Trail and see how the rocky terrain falls into Diamondback Gulch—a deep ravine that slices through the land. Hold on while your guide expertly navigates the steep descent and climbs out again.
Then it’s on to Ancient Ruin, where you’ll be immersed in the mystery of the Sinagua people. You’ll see primitive remnants where they lived and worked from 600 AD until the 1400s. Little is known about the Sinagua, but pictographs and petroglyphs offer a glimpse into their history.
Explore the Honanki Heritage site, a 700-year-old cliff dwelling where the Sinagua made their home. Learn how they farmed and hunted, their complicated trading system with other tribes—and how they suddenly vanished in the early 1400s. Although it’s still an active archeological site, enigmas surrounding the Sinagua have yet to be solved.
At the end of the tour you’ll journey back through the forest to Sedona, where Arizona’s rich history lives on. No matter where your next Pink® Jeep® Tour takes you, you’ll never forget the excitement of climbing the red rock trails and the mystique of the Sinaguan civilization.
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Following are real guest reviews, voluntarily submitted and unedited.
Monica was incredible! She shared a wealth of knowledge with us! We loved her stories of how she grew up using the different plants for different purposes and different medicines. She always made sure we felt safe and were enjoying ourselves. We loved seeing the Sinagua ruins! Monica spent time pointing out different petroglyphs and pictogryphs, which we would have missed if we had gone there on our own. So fascinating! We loved everything about this tour! We would highly recommend it to anyone!
The tour was great.Ryan was awesome and I’m already planning a return trip
Enjoyable, history informative
Very informative, beautiful scenery enjoyable company enthusiastic guide!
The tour wouldn’t have been all that we experienced without Brandon as our guide— from his initial warm greeting and throughout the entire tour, Brandon felt like a close friend whose priority was to ensure we enjoyed the experience, as well as learned about the sites and areas visited. If Brandon exemplifies the standard of Pink Jeep tour guides, then Pink Jeep Tours is definitely the premier tour company!!!
The tour was awesome, it was my first visit to Sedona Josiah is an exceptional tour guide
We loved the tour. Mike was the best tour guide ever. Very friendly and knowledgeable.
Tour was great!! Ed was the nicest most knowledgeable guide I have ever used!! What ever you are paying him it’s not enough!! He enjoys taking care of his customers!!
Overall it was a fun experience. I do feel it was overpriced for what it was and the ruin experience was over-sold.
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