Bear Mountain Sedona Day Hike


Join Wildland Trekking for a guided day hike deep into the canyons of this truly spectacular area! The day hike tours will take you to the sandstone towers, hidden canyons, spires, viewpoints, spring-fed creeks, mountain tops and geologic wonders of this breathtaking natural area. You'll learn about the phenomenal natural and cultural history of the area, which includes geological, ecological, and cultural wonders.

This hike is for guests who want to challenge themselves and earn phenomenal 360-degree views of Sedona's Red Rock country. Within minutes of beginning our hike, we’ll be gaining significant elevation and the uphill hiking doesn’t stop until we’ve reached the summit. Bear Mountain isn't heavily forested, which allows amazing, unobstructed views of Sedona and the surrounding landscape: you’ll see Verde Valley to the west, the Mazatzal Mountains to the south, and Humphreys Peak, Arizona’s tallest, to the north.


Distance: 5mi / 8km

Difficulty: Level 2+ (a lot of gained elevation in a short distance, rugged and steep trails, day packs)

Duration: 5-7 hours

Elevation Gain/Loss: 1800 feet

Quality of Trails: Regularly traveled but very rugged and steep

Physical Requirements: Regular exercise and strong health

Max Group Size: 6 guests


- A professional, knowledgeable, medically trained, friendly Sedona guide.

- A commitment to make the tour as exciting, challenging, informative, and full as you'd like, and as is possible in a day

- Transportation from your hotel to the trailhead and back

- Trail snacks and a picnic lunch

- Use of a top of the line, technical day pack

- Use of trekking poles

WHERE DO WE MEET We'll pick you up at a specified time and location in Sedona (normally your hotel). Your guide will contact you before your hike to coordinate the exact time and location of your rendezvous.


March through April: 8 AM

May - August: 5 AM

September - October: 8 AM

November through February: 9 AM

PACKING LIST Required Items:

- Lightweight hiking shoes or hiking boots

- Waterproof rain jacket or poncho

- Warm wool or fleece top

- Warm hat and gloves (Spring, Fall, Winter)

- Water bottles or bladder (3 liters total capacity)

- Sunhat

Suggested Items:

- A cold or frozen bottle of water or Gatorade

- Sunglasses

- Knee braces (if needed)

- Sunscreen

- Camera

- Gratuity for your guide

Did You Know?
Verde Canyon Railroad is Arizona’s longest running nature show that provides a 20-mile round trip through a wild and scenic river canyon.