About Sedona

Beautiful Sedona

Of Grand Canyon's gateway towns, Sedona is farthest from Grand Canyon, a little over two hours. However, it is truly among the most beautiful cities in America. Amenities abound--great restaurants, hotels, and resorts. Epic scenery and hiking. World class shopping. The road from Sedona to Grand Canyon is also gorgeous.

A bit of warning: Grand Canyon gets snow in winter! Consider lodging in lower-altitude Sedona. That way, you can check next day's Grand Canyon weather before you drive or start a tour there. If it is bad, you will be glad you are in warmer-weather Sedona with its many activities. You can postpone your Grand Canyon trip until the sun shines!

Although hotels are numerous, Sedona is an extremely popular town, so book your lodging as soon as you can. Be ready for long traffic snarls.

Canyon Dave's
Ultimate Full Day Grand Canyon Tour
'from Sedona'

Grand Canyon in the Rain

Your nicest Grand Canyon tour from Sedona actually begins in Flagstaff! Let me explain. Other Grand Canyon tours, ones that start and end in Sedona, last a grueling 12-14 hours. Instead, you can drive your own car to Flagstaff, arriving at 8:00 AM. Here you can join our Ultimate Full Day Tour.

When you arrive in Flagstaff, we will pick you up at the Denny's restaurant on the right hand side just as you enter town. Super-easy to find. They are happy to have your car there during the tour.

The drive from Sedona to Flagstaff is very scenic. It offers a hidden advantage: you will cut about 2 hours from 'their' tours. When we return you to your car in Flagstaff at about 5:00 PM, you might choose to have your dinner there, in one of Flagstaff's excellent restaurants (see below). Then you can have a leisurely drive back to Sedona on your own schedule, in your own car, and directly to your hotel instead of waiting for drop-offs.

See details of Canyon Dave's Ultimate Full Day Tour

Flagstaff Restaurants for Sedona Travelers to Grand Canyon:

  • $$$ Black Bart's Steakhouse—The amazing wait-staff flits on stage to sing for you!
  • $$ Fat Olives for the best pizza in the land.
  • $$ Wildflower Bread Company--great sandwiches and salads.
  • $$ Himalayan Grill or Delhi Palace—Classic delicious India dishes.
  • $$ Pato Thai Cuisine or Dara Thai—Highly rated Thai food.
  • $$ Tappan Fuji—They have those fun tables where the chef juggles the steak, chicken, shrimp, and vegies for you.
  • $ Try Tacos Los Altos for good Mexican food with atmosphere.

Many fast food, Subway, and other inexpensive restaurants are nearby.

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  Professor "Canyon Dave" Thayer has written two books: Grand Canyon Geology and Grand Canyon Fossils, and also many articles on Grand Canyon topics. He personally teaches his tour guides.

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