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.
Did not receive a confirmation email. Was unsure if I had a reservation
Deann was beyond awesome! We did the rough part and she made it look so easy..I ask tons of questions and she was so informative and interesting!!!!
Gary and Lynda, 2020
Everything about it lived up to our expectations. We are elderly and were a bit concerned about the ruggedness of the tour. It was no problem and we would recommend it to our friends and family.
loved Diamondback Gulch! loved the Honanki Heritage Site. Daniel was very knowledgeable and engaging. glad we had masks on though...because there was a lot of dust! It was great adventure!!!
The tour itself was a lot of fun, loved all the bumps and the spectacular views and our tour guide was fantastic and very engaging.
Great tour... great guide
We LOVED the tour. It was the right combination of beauty and history. riding and walking. informational and intriguing me to learn more.
Beautiful tour! It was fun and informative. Angie our guide was so knowledgeable. She made the trout fun and exciting! The whole family loved it!
It was fantastic and I know I would never get this experience without doing a tour and it makes it so enjoyable.
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