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Get Outside & Explore with our Sedona Summer Activities

Sedona is an outdoor-lover’s mecca. There is no end to the wide range of exciting Sedona summer activities visitors can enjoy during the warm, sunny months. The stunning red rock backdrop of this majestic city inspires visitors get out and spend time in the great outdoors exploring the countless trails, browsing the unique boutiques and taking in some of the signature activities (did someone say Pink Jeep?) this destination offers. There are plenty of sunshine-filled days to enhance any outdoor adventure.

Our recommended outdoor Sedona summer activities include:


Set up a tee time at some of the most beautiful courses in the American Southwest. Two great Sedona golf courses that are a quick drive from Orchards Inn are Sedona Golf Resort – a 6,646-yard, par – 71 course that is widely considered to be among the world’s most unforgettable golf experiences, and Oak Creek Country Club – featuring five sets of tees and plays from 4,419 yards to 6,824 yards.

man hitting a golf ball
Have a picnic lunch

Grab your picnic basket and a bottle of wine and enjoy a relaxing meal amongst the stunning scenery. Choose to picnic creekside and watch the ducks meander along, or pack up your lunch and hit the trails to find the perfect hidden spot to throw down a blanket and spend the afternoon. You’re sure to find a nice shady tree to sit under and maybe even take a nice afternoon nap!

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Lace up your hiking shoes and explore Sedona’s many exciting hiking trails. For a list of some great Sedona hikes, check out our Hiking page, or one of our blogs:
8 Shady Trails for Summer Hikes in Sedona
3 Pet-Friendly Hikes in Beautiful Sedona

Looking for an inclusive package for your hiking trip to Sedona? Our Hike in Paradise package has it all – a 2-night stay, 2 Hike House water bottles, a Hike House Sedona trail guide and a Red Rock pass so that you can park at many of the trailheads.

You can also visit the Hike House for more information on trails, gear and guided excursions.

couple hiking in the sedona mountains
Horseback Riding

A one-of-a-kind way to explore the Old West and experience the natural landscape is by horseback. Sit atop these incredible animals and realize what it was like for cowboys trekking through the countryside.

the boot of a person riding a horse
Hot Air Ballooning

A ride in a hot air balloon in Sedona is an unforgettable way to experience some of the best possible views of the enchanting and sprawling Red Rock landscape. Float high above the canyon walls and take in a sweeping view of the desert and breathtaking rock formations.

hot air balloon in sedona AZ
Jeep Tours

Get up close and personal with red rock country on a thrilling Jeep Tour that takes you into the backcountry for stunning views and unique landscapes all while delivering a heart-pumping adrenaline rush!

jeep tour in the sedona mountains

Enjoy a relaxing kayak trip along beautiful Oak Creek, winding through canyon walls and towering trees. Kayaking in Sedona is a great summer activity, as you’ll enjoy cooler temperatures and a new perspective on some of Sedona’s most iconic landmarks.

two people kayaking in sedona
Slide Rock State Park

Cool off during the warm summer months with a visit to Slide Rock, a natural red-sandstone water slide with a swimming hole below. Visitors flock from all over to this unique and awe-inspiring rock formation. Don’t forget your swimsuit!

people gathered at slide rock state park

With excellent observing conditions due to virtually no light pollution and predominantly dry, clear nights, Sedona is one of the best places in the United States to stargaze. You can stargaze from your balcony at Orchards Inn, or take a short stroll down the hill to L’Auberge de Sedona, which features weekly stargazing events with astronomer Dennis Young.

stars in the sky in sedona
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