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Sedona’s Sunrise to Sunset National Monument Tour

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Calendar Availability: Daily at 9 a.m.

Clock Duration: 8 Hours

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$ 190

Visit Five National Monuments!

Forget the large buses and crowded passenger vans and let us transport you! Our van accommodates 5-6 passengers comfortably to five national monuments in northern Arizona.

The first stop on our excursion is Tuzigoot National Monument, a 1,000-year-old ancient ruin inhabited by the ancient Anasazi. Here, you can learn about the ways of these Anasazi and their ancient culture that allowed them to live sustainably in this high desert environment. Discover a fascinating culture, capable of expert architecture, astonishing astronomical knowledge, refined agricultural skills, and sophisticated artworks. Enter one of the major structures and marvel at their masterful building style.

We have allotted time here to meander in and around some of the trails located nearby that lead into the Verde River Greenway. Enjoy a great view of Tavasci Marsh and Sycamore Canyon.

Our second stop is Montezuma Castle and Well. Upon passage of the Antiquities Act by President Roosevelt, Montezuma Castle was earmarked and bestowed as one of the first four national monuments. President Roosevelt identified Montezuma Castle as a place of the greatest ethnological value and scientific interest. This is considered to be one of the best preserved prehistoric cliff dwellings in North America. While access to the actual ruins was initially allowed, public access was discontinued in 1951. Nearly 350,000 visitors descend on this national monument annually to gaze through the windows of the past.

Next, meander up to the cool pines in Flagstaff, Arizona where you can enjoy a spectacular view of Mount Humphreys, Arizona’s tallest mountain.

From there, we set off for the Wupatki national monument. Rich in Native American ruins, the monument is administered by the National Park Service in close conjunction with the nearby Sunset Crater Volcano national monument. Wupatki was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966. The listing included three contributing buildings and 29 contributing structures on 35,253.2 acres.

We wrap up our monument tour with the Sunset Crater Volcano national monument. According to the National Park Service, the date of the eruptions that formed the 340-meter-high cone (1,120 ft) was initially derived from tree-rings, suggesting the eruption began between the growing seasons of A.D. 1064 and 1065. However, more recent geologic and archaeological evidence places the eruption around A.D. 1085. The largest vent of the eruption, Sunset Crater itself, was the source of the Bonito and Kana-a lava flows that extended about 2.5 kilometers (1.6 mi) NW and 9.6 kilometers (6 mi) NE, respectively.

  • We arrange transportation to and from your hotel to the drop off point on the day of your excursion

Join us at five unique national monuments!

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