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.
We loved it. We were amazed by the terrain a Pink Jeep could handle.
I have many specific examples I could share, but basically, James didn't know his stuff. (e.g. an Arizona sycamore), he got it wrong. Her proselytized about his views throughout the tour. Insluting American agriculture, various religions, capitalism (e.g. Whole Foods). He even shamed one person into hugging a tree -- after he did. When she backed off due to insect, he said, don't worry - insect out here don't bite. The entire four hours was full of nonsense like that. Made the entire tour unpleasant and a waste of money
It was a lot of fun, I enjoyed the little hike to the ruins and the fun trails. Nice combo
Tour was great. Visit to the ancient ruins was super.
Tour was beyond expectations
Educational and fun. One of the highlights of our trip
Randy was fantastic. He was very entertaining but educated us at the same time. He was also concerned about making sure we were all comfortable with the tour.
Holly , 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. It was everything we thought it would be.
Tour was so rad, an experience I’ll never forget
The tour was everything we expected! We learned a lot! We had the ruggedness we wanted and the educational experience we wanted.
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