The most stunning view hiking back after leaving the Birthing Cave. This is why the Birthing Cave hike is one of the best things to do with kids in Sedona.

25 Amazing Things to Do in Sedona with Kids


Sedona is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen! Towering red rocks and green vegetation against the most beautiful blue skies.

Sedona has it all for a family vacation. It should be at the top of your family’s bucket list of places to go!

Here are 25 of the most amazing things to do in Sedona with kids.

What Is Sedona Known For?

Sedona is known for its famous and beautiful Red Rocks. It’s a small town also famous for its vibrant arts community, with nearly 100 art galleries.

Sedona is an outdoor lover’s paradise. Hiking and biking while taking in incredible views are very popular activities.

Sedona is also known as a spiritual mecca. People from all around the world come to Sedona to visit its vortexes. A vortex is thought to be a swirling center of energy. Many people after visiting a vortex say they feel inspired, recharged, or uplifted.

Sedona offers world-class shopping, amazing dining, and a wide variety of lodging from budget-friendly to luxury accommodations.

Kid-Friendly Hikes in Sedona

One of the best things to do in Sedona with kids is hiking. Hiking is a great way to get outdoors, explore the area, and take in some incredible Sedona views.

Hiking is one of my favorite things to do and a favorite family activity of ours.

There are many benefits to hiking as a family. It’s a great way to exercise and have some incredible family bonding without the interference of electronics. It’s also a great way to introduce your kids to plants and animals and develop a love and appreciation for nature.

Sedona has more than 200 trails! You will definitely find a few that will suit your family.

TIP: Wear hiking shoes/boots or shoes with good grip/traction. This is a must for traversing the rocks on Sedona’s trails. For information on the best hiking shoes for Sedona, click here!

Important Information:
Red Rock Pass– Some trailheads require a Red Rock Pass. If you have an America the Beautiful Pass, you can use that instead.

Daily Red Rock Pass-$5
Weekly Red Rock Pass $15
Annual Red Rock Pass $20

You can purchase this pass just about anywhere in Sedona: resorts, gas stations, grocery stores, etc.

Below, I will break apart the must-do hikes in Sedona with kids.

1. Bell Rock Trail

Bell Rock is a .08-mile out-and-back trail. It’s a nice and easy trail that leads you around the amazing, beautiful Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte rocks.

A stroller friendly trail.  This is one the best trails to do with young kids in Sedona.

Because this hike is so short and flat, this would make a great hike for those with babies or toddlers in strollers. Make sure you have a stroller that can handle gravel and rocky paths.

Once you get to Bell Rock, you have the option to “climb” the rock. This requires scrambling rocks on your hands and knees. If you choose not to “climb” you can circle around and take in the incredible view before heading back.

TIP: Red Rock Pass or America the Beautiful Pass is required.

2. West Fork Trail

West Fork Trail is a popular trail for families with young kids. It is not stroller-friendly because of the rocky creek, so you will need a baby carrier if your baby/toddler is unable to walk.

West Fork Trail is another great hiking trail with kids in Sedona.

West Fork is a 6.5-mile heavily trafficked out-and-back trail. West Fork is just magical! Its scenery is very different from other hikes in Sedona in that it involves walking through a forest alongside the creek.

The magnificent, red-rock canyon walls rise high on both sides of the creek. It is just stunning! Your kids will have fun wading through the water and jumping from stone to stone. This makes it one of the best things to do with kids in Sedona!

This trail is also an easy stroll and is shaded by trees. This would be a great trail for those crazy, hot summer days.

West Fork Trail is a great thing to do in Sedona with kids.  The kids will have fun stomping around in the creek.

TIP: Bring flip-flops or water shoes to enjoy stomping around in the creek.
COST: $11 per vehicle

3. Cathedral Rock Hike & Vortex

Cathedral Rock is one of the most popular hikes in Sedona. It’s so popular due to its amazing scenery and short distance.

It is also popular because it is one of the four vortexes in Sedona.

Cathedral Rock is one of the most popular hikes in Sedona.  Cathedral Rock is one of the vortexes in Sedona.

Due to it being so popular, you will need to arrive VERY early. We arrived early, but not early enough, and still had difficulty getting a parking space. We waited about an hour for a space to open.

My recommendation is to get there shortly after sunrise! This trail has 2 parking lots and a restroom located between the parking lots.

The trail is just under 1.5 miles but the elevation gain of more than 700 feet can make this a somewhat difficult hike.

The trail starts off nice and easy.

Hiking Cathedral Rock is one of the best things to do in Sedona with kids.

But, it will quickly become difficult due to the steep incline as you make your way up the rock. There are a couple of platforms where you can rest, take in the beautiful scenery, and take lots of pictures!

Taking pictures on one of the platforms on the Cathedral Rock hike. As you can tell from the views, this is a must-do "thing in Sedona with kids."

The hike changes from walking to what I feel more appropriate to call “rock climbing.” You will be vertically climbing/scrambling up rocks on your hands and knees.

If you are afraid of heights like me, this can get very scary. We did not make it to the top because of my fear of heights.

There were plenty of kids on this hike scrambling up the rocks with ease though. I also saw some babies in carriers. This trail is NOT stroller-friendly because of the rock scrambling.

You do not have to make it to the top to take in the incredible views. This trail is a MUST-DO with your kids in Sedona.

The view near the top of Cathedral Rock is incredible!

TIP: Red Rock Pass or America the Beautiful Pass required

4. Birthing Cave

I highly recommend the hike to the Birthing Cave. It is a short hike at only 2 miles. It is lesser known than most of the other hikes in Sedona.

In my opinion, this is the most beautiful spot in all of Sedona. You will have to go see to find out, but I’m pretty sure you will agree with me!

The view from the Birthing Cave is stunningly breathtaking!  A definite "thing to do in Sedona with kids."

The hike to the Birthing Cave is quick and easy until you reach the cave and you will have a short scramble up some steep rocks. My 7-year-old did it with no problem, but for those with younger children, it may be difficult.

Directions to the Birthing Cave: ( I am providing very detailed instructions because this hike is not marked.)

You will start your hike at the Long Canyon Trailhead. Be careful not to pass the trailhead, there is no parking lot. You will just park off the side of the road.

Once you start your hike at the Long Canyon Trailhead, you will walk for about 0.6 miles. Then you will approach a fork in the road marked by a wooden fence. The main trail continues straight, but you will take a left here.

After a short walk(less than a half-mile), look for a trail on the right that leads up to the cliffs. You will see a heart-shaped depression on the cliff. This depression is the Birthing Cave.

Now, this is where the trail becomes difficult. It requires scrambling up rocks to get inside the cave.

Once you get to the cave you will be in awe of the view! If you love to take pictures as much as I do, this will probably be your favorite spot in all of Sedona. These pictures were taken with no filter! Absolutely, unbelievably breathtaking!

Getting your picture taken in the Birthing Cave is a must-do in Sedona.

5. Devils Bridge

Devils Bridge is a 3.9-mile heavily trafficked out-and-back trail. It’s a hugely popular trail due to people wanting to get that Instagram-worthy shot on Devil’s Bridge.

Another must do thing to do in Sedona with kids.  Getting your picture taken on Devils Bridge.

This trail is amazingly breathtaking. Halfway on the trail, I remember thinking to myself, “Wow, this is what heaven must look like.” I was filled with an overwhelming sense of peacefulness.

My "heaven on Earth" moment.  The picture doesn't do it justice.

Sedona is definitely what I would describe as “Heaven on Earth.”

Is Devil’s Bridge Kid-Friendly?

The answer is “Yes” and “No.” You will not be able to bring a stroller because this trail does require lots of rock scrambling towards the end. If you are comfortable carrying a baby in a carrier for the length of this trail or helping a young child traverse and climb steep rocks then you will be fine.

I was amazed by the many older couples in their seventies and eighties on this hike! If you are afraid of heights though, this is NOT the trail to go on!

I never knew I had a fear of heights until my visit to Sedona. Because of this, I would not feel comfortable bringing a toddler/preschool-age child here. My youngest child was 7 and did just fine.

The steep drop off’s waiting in line for a picture at Devil’s Bridge was paralyzing for me. I was so terrified of being on the edge of the cliff, we left without getting that well-wanted “Instagram” picture on the bridge.

Our family as close to the bridge as we got.  Getting your picture taken here is one of the best things to do in Sedona with kids.

Watch Out For Cactuses

Funny story now, but not at the time. We were headed back on the trail when we were rounding a corner and a man on a bike appeared out of nowhere. My 7-year-old son, Ethan quickly moved to avoid getting hit and fell into a cactus!

His screams and cries were SO loud, my husband, Chris who was way ahead of us at the time came running to us faster than I have ever seen him move. He had thought we came upon a snake.

He was in SO much pain! So many cactus spines stuck in his little hand. I had to pick the spines out of his hands one by one and it was torturous for him. Thank goodness we were almost to the end of the trail by then, because he was “done” with hiking at this point.

However, he has a crazy story to tell people now. Not too many people can say they have fallen into a cactus.

TIP: Make sure your kids are careful around cactuses and not playing around them!

Devils Bridge In Conclusion

So, to conclude, if you are comfortable with heights, have older children, or are comfortable carrying a baby in a carrier on very steep, uneven rocks then do not miss out on this one.

You will be happy you got that “Instagram-worthy” picture!

6. Red Rock State Park

Red Rock State Park is a 286-acre nature preserve great for hiking, relaxing, learning, and taking in more of those amazing Sedona views.

Red Rock State Park ,one of the most popular things to do in Sedona with kids.

There is a nice mix of trails; all marked and well-maintained. Red Rock State Park also includes a visitor center that has exhibits, a gift shop, and restrooms.

We always love to go into Visitor Centers when traveling. Visitor centers usually have exhibits where you can learn about the local area. One of the reasons I love traveling is learning and taking in all the new things that the area offers. Exhibits are a great way for the kids to learn about the place you are visiting.

This visitor center includes exhibits where the kids can learn about the variety of habitats found within the park. There is also a theatre that continuously plays movies focusing on the Sedona area.

The gift shop has souvenirs, shirts, books, maps, snacks, drinks, and more.

There is also a clean picnic area where you and your kids can have a nice lunch and enjoy the peacefulness and beauty of the park.

COST: $7 per adult; $4 for kids ages 7-13; free for kids under 6

Other Things to Do in Sedona

Here are some more fabulous things to do on a Sedona family vacation that do not involve hiking.

7. Drive Red Rock Scenic Byway

You don’t even have to get out of your car to take in some of the most jaw-dropping scenery you have ever seen.

Red Rock Scenic Byway is the gateway to beautiful Sedona. It begins shortly after you exit off Interstate 17 onto State Route 179.

It may be just one of the most breathtaking 7.5 miles you have ever driven. I know it was for me! I could not stop taking pictures and videos of the amazing views. I was in complete awe the first time and every time we drove this stretch of road during our stay. Make sure to have your camera ready!

Driving the Red Rock Scenic By-way is amazingly breathtaking!  A definite must-do thing with kids in Sedona.

8. Chapel of the Holy Cross

A definite must-see in Sedona. The Chapel of the Holy Cross is a Roman Catholic chapel built into the buttes of beautiful Sedona. This chapel is an architectural wonder.

Chapel of the Holy Cross is an architectural wonder! Another one of the top things to do in Sedona with kids.

This is one of the most popular places in Sedona to visit, so come early or be prepared to wait for a parking space. From the parking area, you walk along a long, curved ramp to the entrance of the chapel.

As you walk along the ramp, you will be in awe of the amazing views!

This chapel is absolutely beautiful! We sat inside the chapel and admired the amazing works of art. The main stained-glass window is held together by a giant cross with a view of the beautiful valley.

The stained glassed windows held up by the giant cross with the beautiful valley behind.

After enjoying the peacefulness and beauty of the chapel, we walked downstairs to the gift shop. I enjoyed looking at all the gifts, such as the saint’s jewelry and all the beautiful gifts with the chapel on them. We left with a few keepsakes to remind us of this beautiful, sacred place.

After we walked out of the chapel, we made sure to take some family pictures outside. The views from here are just gorgeous!

Don’t leave without taking pictures here!

Beautiful view outside the Chapel of the Holy Cross.
Beautiful view of my babies and me outside the Chapel of the Holy Cross.

9. Main Street District/Uptown Sedona

The Main Street District is a walkable “touristy” area. It is located at the intersection of Arizona 89A and 179.

There are a variety of gift shops, souvenir shops, clothing stores, restaurants, cafes, and galleries. It’s a fun place to take in the “touristy-vibe” of Sedona and some more amazing views.

The style of the buildings and statues of horses will make you feel like you are in the Wild West. The kids are sure to find a souvenir to bring home from here.

Main Street is one the best things to do in Sedona with kids.

10. Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village

Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village is the premier arts, culture, and shopping destination in Sedona. Tlaquepaque (pronounced T-la-keh-pah-keh) means “the best of everything.”

It is designed to resemble “Old Mexico” with its vine-covered stucco walls, cobblestone walkways, arched entryways, and fountains. I felt like I had stepped foot in Mexico.

Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village is a great place to go shopping, browse art galleries and dine.  Definitely a must-do in Sedona with the kids.

Here you will find 19 art galleries, clothing shops, handcrafted rugs, home decor, restaurants, and more. My kids’ favorite was the Natural Wonders shop. There is just something about precious gems and minerals that amazes kids.

There is also a toy store called, Tlaquepaque Toy Town. They have a variety of toys for kids of all ages. Even if you don’t plan on buying anything, it’s always fun for the kids to take a browse!

The design of this shopping village makes you feel like your are in Old Mexico.

A must-stop here with the kids is Sedona Cake Couture. They offer ice cream and the most beautifully decorated cookies, cupcakes, and cakes.

I was amazed by the cakes on display. One looked like it was covered in gems and crystals. AMAZING!

We had to buy a cupcake with “cactus” piped out on top. I mean where else can you find one of these, except when in Arizona? The kids enjoyed ice cream and I enjoyed a latte.

Sedona Cake Couture offers many cute deserts such as these cute cactus cupcakes.  Your kids will love this place.
They also make amazing wedding cakes!

11. Sunset Park

If you are here in Sedona during the warmer months of the year, Sunset Park is a great place to go with young children.

It’s a great place to take a break from hiking, have a picnic lunch, and let the kids run around.

Sunset Park also has a splash pad, tennis courts, a basketball court, a pickleball court, a shaded toddler playground, and a shaded big kid playground. The splash pad is open from May 1-September 30th.

12. Rainbow Trout Farm

If you’re looking for something a little different in Sedona, the Rainbow Trout Farm may be the perfect place to take your kids. Rainbow Trout Farm is a great place to introduce your family to fishing.

They provide the poles and baits. The fish can be kind of difficult to catch but that just makes it a little more fun!

They will clean your fish and you can cook it right there on the grill or they can bag it with ice and you can take it back to your hotel.

13. Crescent Moon Picnic Area

Crescent Moon Picnic Area is a great place to fish, swim, and wade in the creek and have a picnic.

Crescent Moon Picnic site is a great thing to do in Sedona with kids.  Have a picnic or go to take a swim.

Many people come here to photograph the beautiful scenery. If you get here at the right time of day with the sun hitting just right, you may get a glimpse of Cathedral Rock reflected in the water.

The view of Cathedral Rock behind the water is beautiful!

This spot is so beautiful, that you might even come across a couple getting married here. Crescent Moon is a popular place for weddings in Sedona.

COST: $11 per vehicle

14. Slide Rock State Park

Slide Rock State Park is a great thing to do in Sedona with kids during the hot, summer months.

It is very popular due to its “world-famous” natural slide. Slide Rock’s natural slide is 80 feet long and 2.5-4 feet wide, with a seven percent decline from top to bottom. Algae covering the rock is what makes it so slippery.

Slide Rock State Park is a great place to go on a hot, sunny day.  This natural waterslide is such a fun, adventurous thing to do with your kids in Sedona.

Slide Rock also includes a 1/2 mile of Oak Creek in which you can swim and wade.

Slide Rock State Park has made Travel Channel’s list of “10 Top Swimming Holes in the United States.”

We went to Sedona in February, so we did not get to experience this water adventure! We did walk around and checked out the State Park. It was virtually empty during our visit in February. If we come back in the summer, we will definitely come back here to experience this!

Slide Rock State Park is located 7 miles north of Sedona along Route 89A. Entrance fees vary by time of year.

There are restrooms and a gift shop where you can purchase snacks or something to drink. You could easily spend half a day to a full day enjoying Slide Rock State Park.

TIP: *Arrive early during the summer months because it gets crowded very quickly.
*Water shoes with traction are a “MUST” because the rocks are VERY slippery.

COST: $20-30 per vehicle from March-September. $10 between October and February.

15. Stargazing

Stargazing is a fun thing to do in Sedona with kids. Sedona is one of a very small number of towns and cities designated as a Dark Sky community. Because of this, Sedona is one of the best places for stargazing!

There are quite a few apps you can download on your phone to help you map out the night sky. I have used “Night Sky” which works great!

So get out, look up, and enjoy the wonders of the Sedona night sky!

Places to Eat in Sedona with Kids

16. Coffee Pot Restaurant

Yummy! Coffee Pot Restaurant is AMAZING! We ate here for breakfast and they have about anything you would like including “101” omelets to choose from!

This place will make you feel like you are in the Southwest from the decor to the Mexican-style breakfast items. I think I had guacamole at just about every meal in Sedona.

The Coffee Pot is a must eat breakfast spot in Sedona.  Don't leave Sedona without eating here.

Picky kids no worries – Pancakes, waffles, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to the rescue! My son’s pancakes even had a smiley face! Your kids will not be disappointed here! You will all leave here with a very full tummy to start a day of exploring!

17. Cowboy Club

We ate at the Cowboy Club on our last night in Sedona. It was the perfect dinner to wrap up our trip to Sedona.

This family-friendly restaurant gives you the feel of the “Wild West” from all the western memorabilia to the cowboy art throughout the restaurant.

A taste of the "Wild West."  A Sedona must eat place with kids.

One of my favorite things about traveling is eating local food. We ordered the appetizer sampler which included “cactus fries, rattlesnake sausage, and bison.” I was too scared to try the rattlesnake, but Chris and the boys did and enjoyed it! Don’t leave Sedona without coming here!

18. Mesa Grill Sedona

Mesa Grill Sedona is a great place to eat with the kids for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. What is unique about this restaurant is you can dine and watch planes and helicopters take off and land.

We ate here for breakfast and it was delicious! Many people come here for dinner to watch the sunset. The view here is amazing!

The Sedona Airport Overlook is also nearby and offers more of the unbelievable Sedona sunsets.

Where to Stay For a Sedona Family Vacation

19. Swimming at Your Hotel

After a long day of hiking and exploring Sedona, swimming is a great way for the kids to have fun and relax. All kids love to swim at their hotel pool on vacation!

Swimming at the Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock.  Swimming at your hotel is a favorite activity for kids on vacation.
Relaxing by the fire at the Hilton Sedona at Bell Rock.  A great way to relax after a long day of hiking.

We stayed at the Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock. I highly recommend staying here with the kids. This resort is surrounded by Sedona’s beautiful red rocks. There are two outdoor pools, three lighted tennis courts, an 18-hole golf course, a spa, and two restaurants.

The Hilton Sedona's pool is amazing!  A great thing to do with kids in Sedona.

It is also a pet-friendly resort for those who are bringing pets.

Fun Fact: Sedona is the most dog-friendly place I have ever been to. I felt like most people had a dog. I saw dogs on hikes, dogs at our hotel, and dogs at restaurants. Many restaurants even had “dog menus.” !

The Hilton even had a special bandana for dogs and a gift bag for them at check-in. Being our first trip away from our 6-month-old puppy, it was difficult to see dogs everywhere and not miss her even more.

As a family of 5, we had plenty of room. We stayed in a 2 queen bedroom suite with a balcony. The living/dining area was separate from the bedroom, complete with a fireplace and a full-sized sofa bed.

One of our favorite things we did here at the hotel was making s’mores by the outdoor pool. This hotel provides a lot of things to do with kids in Sedona.

Other Recommended Resort: Best Western Plus Arroyo Roble Hotel & Creekside Villas– great location in Uptown Sedona within walking distance to lots of shops and restaurants.

Must-Do Days Trips from Sedona

20. Jerome

In researching things to do with kids in Sedona, I heard from many people that Jerome was a great place to take a day trip with kids from Sedona.

It is about a 45-minute drive from Sedona and makes for a great half or full-day trip.

Jerome is a must visit day trip with kids from Sedona.

We did an early morning hike at Devils Bridge and then headed to Jerome to spend the afternoon. When entering Jerome, I was in awe of the way this town was built. The roads and buildings were all built into the hillside cliffs. I have never seen another town like this before.

It is located on top of Cleopatra Hill overlooking Verde Valley, which is at an elevation of 5,000 feet.

The town of Jerome is unique. It has a history of being a booming copper-mining town. Now, its population is just under 500 and it’s now known for being a “ghost town.” People come from all over to explore this funky, artsy town.

Must See Place With Kids in Jerome

Our first must-stop place in Jerome was the Haunted Hamburger for lunch. This was one of the main reasons I chose to come to this town because I heard so many great things about this restaurant.

Once we got to the restaurant, we had a little bit of a wait, so we walked around town until we got the text that our table was ready.

There are so many unique shops in Jerome. A must-see shop is Nellie Bly Kaleidoscopes. They have a unique gallery of kaleidoscopes and glass art. They are the largest dealer of kaleidoscopes from around the world and they also feature more than 90 kaleidoscope artists from all around the world.

Fun Fact: One of the owners of Nellie Bly Kalediscopes, “Sally Dryer” was the voice of several Peanuts characters including “Violet” in”A Boy Named Charlie Brown and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “Lucy” in “It’s the Great Pumpkin.”

Upon entering Nellie Bly Kaleidoscopes, they will take a picture of you through one of their kaleidoscopes! This makes for such a great, free souvenir.

Our cool picture that was taken through a kaleidoscope at Nellie Bly Kaleidoscopes.

The staff was friendly and helpful. Our kids had fun looking at the many different kaleidoscopes on display. This place is a definite must-do with kids.

After walking around a few more shops our table was ready, so we went back to the Haunted Hamburger to enjoy some lunch. We got a table outside with amazing views looking out over Jerome. I enjoyed my “Haunted Hamburger” and my “adult” boozy milkshake. Chris and the kids enjoyed their burgers and milkshakes too.

The Haunted Hamburger is a fun, family friendly restaurant.  A must eat in Jerome.

Another interesting store we went to was Puscifer-The Store. This is owned by Tool singer Maynard James Keenan.

They carry new/used vinyl records, clothing, art, and other items. You can also buy a glass of wine, get some gelato, or even go to its barbershop to get your haircut.

Maynard James Keenan is also a winemaker and owns Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards Tasting Room in Jerome. We walked by but did not go in since we were with the kids.

Our last stop in Jerome was the Rickeldoris Candy and Popcorn Co. We let the kids pick up a mixture of candy and popcorn to take home. They have about every flavor of popcorn you could ever want.

I’m really glad we made the trip to Jerome. The kids really enjoyed the town. It is definitely a unique place worth visiting!

21. Montezuma Castle National Monument

Montezuma Castle is located about 35 minutes from Sedona in Camp Verde.

It was thought to be built by the Aztecs but was built by the Native Americans. It’s a 20-room high-rise apartment built into a limestone cliff that was inhabited by the Sinagua people.

Montezuma Castle is a great day trip to do with kids while in Sedona.

If your kids are into history, this would be a great place to learn about how this ancient culture lived.

Being a National Park, your kid can collect their Junior Ranger Badge here!

TIP: Every Kid Outdoors allows U.S. 4th graders and family members free access to National Parks.

22. Out Of Africa Wildlife Park

Out of Africa Wildlife Park is located about 38 minutes from Sedona in Camp Verde. You could easily combine this with the Montezuma Castle in one day because they are so close to each other.

Out of Africa Wildlife Park is amazing! It’s much more than your typical zoo. You can feed a giraffe, take the safari tour, and enjoy the amazing shows including the “Tiger Splash Show.”

Out of Africa Wildlife Park is a popular day trip with kids from Sedona.

For an additional cost, you can feed a tiger, get extra close to the animals on the SuperMog tour, and even go ziplining over the wild animals!

COST: General Admission– Adult (ages 13+) $38.95; Child- (ages 3-12) $23.95
*Additional cost for zip lining, sloth encounter, etc.

Sedona Tours with Kids

23. Jeep Tours

Jeep Tours are a very popular thing to do in Sedona with kids. Your kids will have a blast on this southwestern off-road adventure!

Many great jeep tours in Sedona are kid-friendly. From mild, and moderate to extreme, Sedona has fun tours for everyone.

Red Rock Western Jeep Tours

This more budget-friendly tour was through Red Rock Western Jeep Tours. We rode a jeep from “A Day In The West” but were told it was the same company. They run out of the same office and parking lot.

I was a little apprehensive because “Pink Jeep Tour” has such a great reputation and great reviews. But, we gave it a try because it was so affordable.

Our tour guide was amazing, entertaining, and very knowledgeable!

We went on the Canyons and Cowboys Tour. He took us to a cabin that was home to many “Wild Western” films.

We learned so much about Sedona’s history, local plants, and wildlife. He also told us that Walt Disney had a home in Sedona and he showed us the rock that was rumored to be the inspiration for the ride “Thunder Mountain” at Disney. We are huge Disney Fans, so this was super interesting!

Riding in a jeep off-roading is very bumpy and for those that get motion-sick easily, this may not be the best thing to do.

Off-roading in a jeep can be very bumpy!  But its a lot of fun and your kids will love it!

Chris and the kids were all fine, but I started feeling a little nauseous. Our tour guide was nice enough to let me sit in the front with him since the front seat was not as bumpy. He took us to a place off the beaten path that can only be reached by off-roading.

Red Rock Western Jeep Tours was so much fun!  An adventurous thing to do in Sedona with your kids.

Check price and book Canyons and Cowboys Tour!

For other Jeep tour recommendations, check out 9 Highest Rated Jeep Tours in Sedona!

24. Sedona Trolley

Sedona Trolley is a great way to see the city of Sedona if you want to forgo the bumpy jeep tours.

Sedona Trolley is a fun thing to do with your kids in Sedona.

You will board a vintage trolley and learn about Sedona, its history, geology, and geography. They have two 55-minute tours to choose from or you can combine both.

Depending on what tour you go on, they do make a stop at the Chapel of the Holy Cross for one tour and “Boynton Canyon for the other. The trolleys are also open, so you can get wonderful photos for the entirety of the tour.

Tour “A” South Sedona/Chapel of the Holy Cross- $22 Adult; $14 Kids 12 and under
Tour “B” West Sedona/Fay Canyon- $22 for Adult; $14 for Kids 12 and under
Combine Tour “A” and “B” $34-Adult; $20 Kids 12 and under

25. Verde Canyon Railroad

If you have any train-loving kids, Verde Canyon Railroad is a great way to see the breathtaking Verde Canyon.

The Verde Canyon Railroad is a fun thing to do in Sedona with kids.

It has comfy inside and outside seating. As you cruise down the rails, you will be entertained by music and a narration about the area. Food, drinks, and wine are provided depending on what ticket package you buy.

Check price and book Verde Canyon Railroad!

Getting to Sedona

The closest airport to Sedona is Flagstaff Pulliam. (approx 25 miles)

You can also fly in from Phoenix Sky Harbor International (approx 120 miles), which is what we did. This is the most popular airport for those traveling to Sedona. The drive is a little less than 2 hours.

Sedona also has a very small private airport, if you will be arriving by private plane.

The Wrap-Up: Things to Do in Sedona with Kids

I hope my guide of the 25 most amazing things to do in Sedona with kids has helped you decide to plan your next family trip here or help you to fill your Sedona itinerary with things to do!

I promise you will be awe-inspired at every turn and leave thinking this is one of the most beautiful places on Earth!

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