Ancient Ruin / Diamondback Gulch Combo
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.
Very fun and educational!
Monica is AMAZING!!! Her Native American heritage was definitely a plus. We learned so much about how the natives used the plants and animals found in the desert. Her use of a pointer made it really easy to see the markings on the wall of the ancient ruins. We also enjoyed hearing about her life as a little girl and about her family today.
My family and I enjoyed ourselves. We learned a lot about the ancient ruins. We enjoyed seeing places we haven’t seen before because we were off the beaten path.
Our tour was great! Mike was an excellent driver and guide. We had a wide range of ages on our tour and he was attentive to our needs and was able to engage all of us.
I did not know your Jeeps were custom made. That was incredible how it handled the rugged terrain. Gary was so skilled driving through the area. Not once was this old lady fearful. Actually it was exciting!
Dave did awesome, was entertaining and education and made sure to call each of us by name, so that made it feel more personable.
Vince was great! Delivered exactly what we expected and more, he was very knowledgeable about everything
it was fun. really enjoyed Dan telling us about the area and especially all his knowledge at the ruins.
The tour was the perfect combination of off roading fun and education about the area. Our tour guide, Tommy, was personable and very knowledgeable. It was a great tour and fun for everyone.
The tour was beautiful and educational. Our guide was the best!!!!
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