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Charlotte, North Carolina
May 7, 2010
From journal Surreal Experiences in Arizona
March 30, 2009
From journal Sedona in Around 24 Hours
July 29, 2006
The total time of the tour from the pick up at our hotel to return was two hours. My only complaint is I thought $72 a person is a bit steep for a 2-hour tour. We shared our jeep with another family of 3 and there was plenty of room for six people. We were on paved roads for about 10 minutes and then we were on the dusty dirt roads after that. There is a cover on the jeep to shade you from the sun. I would recommend sunscreen, comfortable clothes and plan on getting dusty. The roads are bumpy and you do have to have your seat belt on, but I wouldn’t consider it a wild ride like the other jeep tours that are available.
The guide drove us to the remains of the Honanki Cliff Dwellings, which was a Native American civilization 700 years ago. There are some walls of the dwellings still remaining and a lot of rock art. There is an easy hike to get to the ruins and the guide did an excellent job explaining the history, rock art, geology, plant life and wildlife of the area. The guide offered to take a family photo, which I thought was very nice. After the hike, the guide offered us water and there were restrooms at the site. It was very informative and we learned a lot about the area. We took the tour on a hot summer day so there wasn’t much wildlife to be seen except for a roadrunner that ran across the dirt road. The scenery is beautiful and it was fun to get out in the backcountry.
From journal Sedona, Arizona, Visit
November 29, 2005
Get ready for a ride that will leave you thrilled and your chiropractor thrilled. Seriously great fun but I wouldn't recommend it for someone who had back problems as despite the belting in and hanging on you will get some major jolts as you go up and down the canyons at some angles that will make you wonder when the jeep is going to tip. We took the Broken Arrow tour and in fairness there are less rigorous ones available. We went all out and came back feeling like we'd been horseback riding. The guides are knowledgable and humorous, and the more you actively take part in the tour, the more fun you'll have.
About two hours, $65 for adults. Four-wheel-drive pink jeeps take you up and over the magnificent canyon. There are some moments where you will hold your breath and I'm not going to spoil them for you it's part of the fun. Hold onto your hats though! One member of our party lost his. The guide insisted on going back to get it..but not before another jeep had run it over. You won't have too many photo ops because it's a fast paced trip but the guide will make stops and even take some group photos so everyone gets in the picture. You'll see the canyons intimately, learn about the history of the peoples of this land and geology of the rock formations while having a terrific time. I had to laugh as we were leaving as a little boy said, "Daddy, can we go again?". Daddy looked about as done as could be. Pink Jeeps are located in the center of Sedona, and there are pick-ups at hotels.
From journal Sedona, Arizona: Leave Everything Behind and Enjoy
by Dave Lapha
April 30, 2004
We start off with another couple and our driver. We head out on the main highway. Its not long before we make the turn onto "The Road of No Return" that begins our Broken Arrow tour. As we ride along this dirt path we are all thinking, well this isn’t bad. When all of a sudden our eyes open wide as our driver pulls to the edge of this flat rock and says "hang on". Next thing we know we’re leaning into our seat belts and looking straight down as we go over the side of that rock. Wow, it was great. Now we’re back on that dirt path passing through magnificent canyon walls. The calm part doesn’t last long before we’re bouncing down a natural staircase at a 45-degree angle.
Finally we get a chance to climb out and make sure we’re in one piece. Our driver has stopped on a huge rock formation that gives you a bird’s-eye view of the area. We get to look around while he gives us some background info on the area, geology and the various rock formations we can see. Then, before we all climb back in he takes our picture so we have something else to remember our day with.
Before we know it our fun-filled four-wheeling jeep tour is over. It’s been everything we expected and more. A mild bouncy ride, up and down through creek beds and taking it to the extreme of going down the side of boulders or up the side of very, very steep hills. The excitement of dropping off the side of that rock and the bouncing down the staircase. Best of all, we got to go to places we never imagined existed.
No matter which tour you take sit back but hang on and enjoy every minute of it. Gee, I wonder if our Jeep Wrangler back home can do some of these stunts?
For more info Check out Pink Jeep Tours.
From journal Our Vacation in North Central Arizona
by wanderer 2005
October 3, 2005
All tours leave from Sedona and take anywhere between 2 and 11 hours, depending on what you want to see. These jeeps are the Wrangler kind, meaning they’re open to the elements. The top is covered to keep the sun off. They’re also extremely comfortable and unexpectedly spacious, with leather captains chairs to lounge in. (Don’t forget your seat belt!)
The Grand Canyon tour is great, but it literally takes all day. It’s 11 hours and includes lunch and pick-up and drop-off at your hotel. You’ll drive from Sedona, through Flagstaff, and up to the South Rim. You’ll have both a visual tour on the jeep’s DVD player and a wonderful tour guide-narrated tour. You’ll learn about the vegetation, breeds of animals, and the Colorado River’s history. Bring plenty of film, cuz you’ll need it for all the great vantage points you’ll have. Lunch at the El Tovar Hotel is wonderful and plentiful. You won’t leave hungry.
Pink Jeep Tours provides cold drinking water while the jeep is stopped, but I suggest bringing a bottle of water to drink while the jeep is in motion, along with a few snacks, just in case: it IS a long day. (By snacks, I mean nuts or granola bars, because food really isn’t allowed in the jeeps.) Bathroom facilities are far and few between, so don’t drink 8 gallons of water before you leave. I also suggest dressing very comfortably and wearing hiking boots, as there is a small amount of walking involved on any given tour. You’ll be much happier and safer than if you wore sneakers. Bring a hat, and don’t forget your sunglasses and sunscreen. A light jacket that you can tie around your waist is always a good idea. Depending on the time of year, it might be a chilly drive back without one.
Tours start on the hour, and there are bathroom facilities at the launch site as well as a coffee shop. There is a small gift shop, but as I’m sure you can guess that water and film are expensive there. There’s a Walgreen’s down the street for that kind of stuff.
The tour guides are all very informative and fun to have around. I don’t think it’s possible to stump them. The best part is getting away from all the other tourists and getting to go off the major roads and highways, so it’s just you and the wilderness. On the way back from the Grand Canyon, you make a stop at the Cameron Trading Post for souvenirs and a snack, a nice end to a terrific day!
From journal Spiritual Sedona
North Providence, Rhode Island
January 24, 2004
We purchased our tickets and were lucky enough to leave within 20 minutes of our purchase. We had plenty of water to drink and all had our hats on to keep the blazing sun from hitting our heads.
Off we go...down a road, OK, this isn't too bad...now we come to a dirt road and can see one of the red rocks in a distance. We can't be turning here, can we? Sure enough, off the main road we go and onto the dirt road. The driver began telling us about the different plants, flowers, snakes, and wild animals that live in this area...am I really up for this? So far, it's not too bad. The road is a little bumpy, but we can handle it. Then we begin to climb, and climb, and climb. When we arrive at the top of the "rock," we experience the most magnificent 360-degree view that we have ever seen. Unless you have been there, it is hard to describe.
Thinking that our thrill is over, our jeep guide then takes us to a "black hole" and stops the jeep. She takes pictures of all of us and then takes us closer to the edge of a very long drop and takes more photos of us. Back into the jeep again and we go up another incline, this time we go around in circles and the decline is about 180 degrees in the jeep.
After this thrilling experience, we begin our journey down the red rock to the bottom and back to the Pink Jeep starting point.
If you take the time to go to Sedona, a Pink Jeep Tour should be on the top of your list!
From journal Sedona Red Rocks
by JANET S
ROCK ISLAND, Illinois
April 1, 2003
The jeep tours range from a fairly calm trip to the Indian ruins to the trip we chose into Diamond Gulch. This trip is not for the weak of back -- it is intended to bounce you around and teach you that certain areas really should be covered on foot!
The jeep tour starts off sedately enough travelling through downtown Sedona onto the side streets that take you to Boynton Canyon. The offroad adventure begins here. To begin with, the road is merely unpaved, with moderate washboards; later you will call this the superhighway. Our guide takes us through this area for a mile or so, then takes off cross country on the Pink Jeep path. The area that they traverse is not available to the public; you can travel on their routes with permits only.
Our driver points out rock formations and talks about mistletoe and Yucca plants then suddenly wheels up over a three foot speedbump and hollers -- Yee Hah! (or something similar). We say, "You did that on purpose just to show us that you could." She laughs and says, "Just wait."
When we reach the Gulch she stops the jeep and says, "Here we are." She allows us to take pictures and then tells us we are going down the gulch -- What!? There is no road here -- not even a path -- but there are some very large boulders Are you crazy? we think. When asked by one of the passengers if she should hold on, the driver replies, "I would."
Hang onto your hats, your stomach, the side of the jeep -- definitely you camera. My husband thinks it's great fun and films the entire way to the bottom of the gulch.
Good news -- now we get to go back up the opposite side.
If you are inclined to pray, you say a quick prayer that the jeep does not flip over and land on its top as it begins the ascent.
Once at the top, we all laugh -- no problem! We are covered with red dirt and our hair has a texture that cannot be described as anything other than "unique." The "desert do" cannot even be moved with a comb; teenagers would probably identify it as something like a "bedhead" look. The views, however, are wonderful and the thrill of having done what you know you really shouldn't do: fun.
Cost for this 2.5 hour tour is $55 each.
Other Pink Jeep tours begin at $50 each.
From journal Sedona: Red Rocks/Pink Jeeps
Winsted , Connecticut
October 17, 2006
First of all, let me state that if you do not do anything else while in Sedona, please do the Pink Jeep Broken Arrow tour. It is so much fun and is a totally amazing experience. For more info, go to www.pinkjeep.com.
We booked the two hour tour at 4pm which in the fall ends at almost sunset. Our driver, Sophia, picked us up at our resort. There were seven passengers altogether, Jim and I, a newly married couple from Pittsburgh, and a set of grandparents and their granddaughter from Ohio. Sophia told us to buckle up and be aware that we were all going to get cozy. The jeeps are pink and are modified for the trail. They have a huge cover over them and once we got off-road, Sophia removed the front window.
We drove along the trail and we immediately hit bumps and stones, we even came to a full stop so that a baby tarantula spider could cross the road in front of us. We rode up into the rock formations around Chapel Rock and Chicken Point. At chicken Point, we got out and walked around. There were some spectacular views from here. Now, it was time to journey back down. I was a little nervous, now. Sophia took us down the side of a rock at 45 degrees. Nerve wracking, yes, but fun? Heck yeah! I cannot do it justice to describe the thrill, the awesomeness, the incredible trip this was. Just do it!
From journal Sedona in the Fall
January 2, 2005
We haven't gone on any of the other tours offered by Pink Jeep, but if we get a chance, we will definitely choose this company again. Pink Jeep also has a Las Vegas tours outlet. Visit them at pinkjeeptours.com.
From journal Arizona Sojourn