Ancient Ruin / Diamondback Gulch Combo
DEPARTS FROM: 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
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Exhilarating Trails Meet Ancient History
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.
Following are real guest reviews, voluntarily submitted and unedited.
A fun experience and especially educational concerning the Ancient Ruins.
excellent balance of education and adventure
It was a blast!!!! The Diamondback Trail part was rugged, bouncing, and full of fun!!! Along the way our tout guide, David Hamel, pointed out many local plants and rock formations. Then it was on to the ruins and a hike up the hill. David was very aware of my age and use of a cane taking short breaks to point out points of interest along the way a giving me a moment, very considerate. All in all, very exciting, fun, and educational. The only down side is that it had to end.
Tour exceeded my expectations.
Great! excellent combination of thrill ride, enjoying the gorgeous scenery and observing the Heritage site. I didn't expect to learn so much during the tour and was very pleasantly surprised by the amount of information PJ shared.
It was exciting and very informative
Our guide Laura was most informative, funny, engaging and went above and beyond our expectations. I would recommend Laura and can't wait to come back next year for the Broken Arrow tour and we want Laura as our guide!!
The time frame was perfect, the knowledge and ability of the driver to relay detailed and interesting information. He showed a clear passion for his role and for the areas he showed us. All round a great experience. Highly recommended!
It was very educational
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