During our stopover in Sedona, a serene mountain town with incredible views of the towering, vividly-colored red rocks, our group went on an off-road adventure (appropriately called “Canyons & Cowboys”) with Red Rock Jeep Tours. We saddled up in open-air 4x4 Jeeps as our spirited guide, Wendy, greeted us with a full cowgirl getup (complete with spurs!) and a huge smile. She grabbed the wheel and navigated through the rough, rugged and rocky terrain; at times I was certain the Jeep would topple over. Thankfully, I was wrong.
We trekked through seven magnificent canyons and the heart of historic Dry Creek Basin, as Wendy enthusiastically told us tales of murder and moonshine and the early cowboy days at the old Van Derin cabin, where we stopped to snap a group pic. The red rocks are a phenomenal sight and off-road Jeeping was a great way to see them in all their glory.