Trip to Sedona - Sedona Marathon

Sedona GolfingThere are so many things to do in Sedona. No matter what your interests are, you’re sure to find something fun and exciting to do in Sedona!  El Portal offers you personalized concierge services for the Sedona area. We want to make sure you get the most out of your trip to this beautiful land we call home.

There are so many different and pleasurable ways to explore Sedona and the surrounding countryside. There’s something for everyone – whether you’re looking for an outdoor adventure in the scenic rock canyons, or to simply relax and see the sights within walking distance of El Portal.  As no excursion is complete without a delicious picnic lunch El Portal will pack a custom lunch for your travels, please contact the front desk and request one.

Through a special arrangement, guests of El Portal have access to a full gym, two swimming pools and basic spa privileges right next door at Los Abrigados; easy to get to, simple and fun to use!

At El Portal we strive to meet our guests’ every need and help with all your arrangements, including activities and events in the area. Here are just a few of the many adventures and journeys Sedona offers.  For more information pick up the hotel phone and simply ask.  And always end your day back at El Portal Sedona Hotel – for the ultimate in relaxation, rejuvenation, romance and the best Concierge Services Sedona!

Thanks, and enjoy your day!
Steve SegnerMajestic Red Rocks of Sedona-Website

Sedona Hiking and Outdoor Exploration

Hike the beautiful red rocks of the Sedona area. There are a variety of hikes from a gentle rolling walk to intense, elevated hikes. There are hikes towards Flagstaff and throughout Coconino National Forest; and most can be done in a day. El Portal has an experienced guide, Stephen Ritson, on-site to take you on guided hikes – see places seldom seen by the human eye!

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to call the inn, or ask Steve. 1.800.313.0017

Please click on a link for hikes in the area, difficulty and how to get there.

Sedona Area Hiking
West Fork at Oak Creek
The Hike HouseRed-Rock-State-Park-at-Suns

For more outdoor adventures there are beautiful state parks with hiking, sightseeing and educational “ranger” programs,

Red Rock State Park
Slide Rock State Park
Dead Horse Ranch State Park

 

Shopping and Dining

Shopping & Fine Dining in Sedona

There are a number of restaurants within walking distance of El Portal, RENE’s at Tlaquepaque, El Rincon, Oak Creek Grill and Brewery, and the Secret Garden. Each offers delicious dishes, in unique dining atmospheres.

There is more dining well within driving distance on Main Street, including the newly opened Sedona Hideaway House offering “curious country Italian” just up Highway 179 at #231. With additional dining in the town of Oak Creek and further afield in Cottonwood; The School House Restaurant  is an excellent choice. Please see a complete listing of area restaurants in our Great Room.

Just a two minute stroll away is Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village. This is a beautiful Mexican Village with eclectic shops of artisans, galleries, candy and jewelry shops.  There are outlet shops, artisans, and many more shopping experiences to be found in Sedona, as well as Main Street Sedona.

 

Sedona Golfing

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With championship golf courses and easy Par 3s, Sedona has beautiful golfing. And with El Portal’s concierge services we can book your tee time for you!

Sedona Golf Resort

Oak Creek Country Club

Seven Canyons Golf

Guide to Sedona Golfing

 

Sedona Tours

Jeep tours - Just one of the many outdoor adventures and tours available to visitors. Among others are: Pet Friendly Jeep Tour of Sedona

Grand Canyon tours - See this natural wonder on a guided tour with First Class Charter and Tours. They provide guests of El Portal with tours for two.

Verde Adventures:  delivering unforgettable outdoor fun and informative adventure in the breathtaking scenery ofSedona and the Verde River Valley. Their eco-friendly tours are the perfect experience in the Verde Valley and Sedona area, including memorable kayak trips, extreme Tubing Madness, and combination tours that will have you coming back again and again.

Hot Air Balloon Rides – Get up early and watch the sunrise as you soar with the eagles in a hot air balloon over breathtaking red rock vistas, followed by a champagne picnic.

Helicopter Rides – Ask Steve about the different helicopter rides and trips that can be arranged. There are many excursions to the Grand Canyon and the lower Colorado River that can easily be done in one day.Kayaking Verde Adventures

Photography Tours – Visit the spectacular high desert region of Northern Arizona and Southern Utah, photographing these magnificent places.

Colorado River Rafting – There are one-day float trips that pass between magnificent soaring cliffs in Glen Canyon – or for some really serious adventure travel, you can experience 35 miles of rapids on a one-day whitewater rafting trip on the Colorado River.

Wine tours – travel the Verde Valley Wine Trail and taste the local wines of north-central Arizona.

Bearizona Drive-Thru Wildlife Park – Experience animal wildlife in their natural environment, all from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle.

Train Rides – Ride the rails tracing the historic round trip between Clarkdale and Perkinsville, or travel by steam engine to the Grand Canyon on a vintage locomotive on the Grand Canyon Railway. This is Arizona’s “Polar Express” come November! For a real treat, take a ride on the Verde Canyon Railroad. This four hour round trip is a wonderful way to see the Verde River Canyon and all its wildlife.  Ask at Concierge Services to help book this trip for you.

“Cowboy” Fun – Take a horseback ride to a cowboy cook-out as the sun sets behind the hills. The M Diamond is a working cattle ranch that offers trail rides, cookouts and rodeo style events to enhance your western experience.

Horsin’ Around Adventures - This is a family operated trail ride adventure, with trails nestled along Oak Creek, in the Page Springs area. Horsin’ Around offers exciting and safe adventures!

Sedona – The Mystical and Metaphysical – Energy VortexesYoga in the Red Rocks

Sedona is a spectacular and powerful place. We recognize that visitors are here for a life-changing experience, rejuvenation of the spirit, or an energy specific vortex visit. There a numerous spiritual retreats, healing experiences, and psychic readings to choose from. Please see the options below to book your personal adventure.

Sedona Metaphysical Spiritual Association
Sedona Creative Life Center
Sedona Vortex Experiences

 

The Cultural Side of SedonaSedona Historical Museum

Sedona has museums, International film showings, musical performances and festivals, and art galleries for the culturally minded.

Sedona Heritage Museum
Chamber Music Sedona
Mary D. Fisher Theatre
Sedona Arts Center
Sedona Galleries
Flagstaff Orpheum Theatre
Pine Mountain Amphitheatre

 

Relaxation and RejuvenationCouple At Spa

For pure relaxation, El Portal offers the finest in-room massages. A heavenly one hour massage is the perfect way to wind down after a day of busy day of hiking, touring, shopping…. Just ask any of the staff for details. We can also reserve spa treatments at any of the spas in Sedona, or find you a fitness program.

Sedona Spa
Sedona Day Spas
Sedona Fitness and Yoga

 

Places to Go

On your Sedona vacation for information on places to go please visit our page “Your Trip to Sedona ” 

 

Looking for a Property

My Sedona Real Estate

 

Sedona Tourism Links

These sites will help you with all things Sedona!

Sedona Chamber of Commerce
Northern Arizona Information
Gateway to Sedona
Sedona.net
State Parks


Things To Do in Sedona and Helpful Links

Sedona Tourism Resources
El Portal Sedonawww.elportalsedona.com
Sedona Chamber of CommerceBrochures & help on things to do
www.sedonachamber.com
Northern Arizona InformationFrom the Grand Canyon, to mountains, forests, lakes, natural wonders, arts, culture, history, golf, and festivals, Northern Arizona offers the perfect vacation adventure.
www.northern-arizona.com
Arizona Web PageMap /Information
www.arizona.com
Sedona Area MapsMap /Information
www.sedonachamber.com/maps.htm
Gateway to Sedona
Visitor Guide
Great resource to find out about everything about Sedona
www.gatewaytosedona.com
Sedona Attractions, Tours and Travel
Sedona & Grand Canyon Tour GuidesHow about a gourmet picnic on the rim of the Grand Canyon with your own personal guide? Fantastic Grand Canyon tours
www.greatwesttours.com
Sedona Balloon RidesGet up early and watch the sunrise as you soar with the eagles in a hot air balloon over breathtaking red rock vistas, followed by a champagne picnic.
www.redrockballoons.com
Bearizona
Drive-Thru Wildlife Park
Experience animal wildlife in their natural environment, all from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle.
Enjoy a wide variety of wildlife, from majestic bison and nimble big horn sheep to stealthy wolves and adorable bear cubs.
www.bearizona.com
Train Rides in ArizonaBack on dry land, you can ride the rails tracing the historic round trip between Clarkdale and Perkinsville, or travel by steam engine to the Grand Canyon on a vintage locomotive.
For a real treat, take a ride on the Verde Canyon Railroad. This four hour round trip is a wonderful way to see the Verde river canyon and all its wildlife… ask the concierge to help book this trip for you.
www.verdecanyonrr.com
www.thetrain.com
Arizona State ParksSightseeing & Educational
www.pr.state.az.us
Arizona Helicopter RidesAsk Steve about the different helicopter rides and trips that can be arranged. There are many choices for day trips to the Grand Canyon and the lower Colorado River that can easily be done in one day.
www.westwindaviation.com
Sedona Hiking TrailsThe Coconino National Forest U.S. Forest Service website: Hiking
http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino/recreation/red_rock/rec_redrock.shtml
List of all major hikes & trails around Sedona
http://www.americansouthwest.net/arizona/sedona/hiking-trails.html
Sedona Westerners- a non-profit hiking club in Sedona
http://www.sedonawesterners.org/index.shtml
More Hiking
http://www.bestsedonahiking.com
Private Hiking Tours
www.sedonaprivateguides.com
Sedona Historical MuseumThe main museum building was the farm home of Walter and Ruth Jordan. Its first room tells the stories of Sedona pioneers, how they lived and the things they used. The core of the Jordan House is the family's original one-room cabin, built in 1930 and now restored with original furnishings. Four rooms were added in 1937, and the remainder of the present house was added in 1947.
www.sedonamuseum.org
Photography Tours of ArizonaVisit the spectacular high desert region of Northern Arizona and Southern Utah, photographing these magnificent places.
www.southwestphotographyadventures.com
Sedona Golf ResortGolf in Sedona
www.suncorgolf.com/sedona.asp
Cowboy Cookouts in SedonaTake a horseback ride to a cowboy cook-out as the sun sets behind the hills. A working cattle ranch that offers trail rides, cookouts and rodeo style events to enhance your western experience.
www.mdiamondranch.com
Colorado River Rafting There are one-day floating trips that pass between magnificent soaring cliffs in Glen Canyon – or for some really serious adventure travel, you can experience 35 miles of rapids on a one-day whitewater rafting trip on the Colorado River.
www.greatwesttours.com
Shopping and Dining
TlaquepaqueStroll the beautiful tree-lined avenues at Tlaquepaque, situated just beyond Los Abrigados. Shop in the dozens of stores and galleries, and sample the foods from several restaurants located here. Just next door to us is the Hummingbird House, an historic landmark built in 1926 and now a lovely gift shop.
www.tlaquepaque.net
ShoppingIndian Arts & Crafts
www.garlandsrugs.com
Dining - JeromeThe Asylum Restaurant- great dining in historic Jerome
www.theasylum.biz
Galleries and Artists
Fine Arts - JeromeJerome Art Walk and Galleries
www.jeromeartwalk.com
Fine Arts - JeromeJerome Plein Air painter
www.markhemleben.com
Cultural and Spiritual, Mind & Body
In-Room Massages at El PortalFor pure relaxation, El Portal offers the finest in-room massages. A heavenly one hour massage is $100.00. It’s the perfect way to wind down after a day of shopping or hiking. Just ask any of the staff for details.
Sedona SpaForget the scenery for awhile and devote yourself instead to a luxurious day of spa treatments.
By special arrangement with Los Abrigados resort just across Portal Lane, El Portal guests have full use of Los Abrigados Spa and pool facility. This sprawling resort complex has several fine restaurants and a charming walking path along scenic Oak Creek.
Spiritual JourneysBridging the gap between science and spirit.
The Intuitive Journey- Connecting with the Wisdom and Power of Sedona. Vortex tours.
www.innervision12.com
Sedona Creative Life CenterPrograms that enrich the human heart and soul
www.sedonacreativelife.com
The Church of LightExperience divine light and miracles of your soul with Rev. Dr. Angel Lightfeather at Angel Lightfeather’s Sacred Pathways/Sedona Church of Light
www.sedonachurchoflight.com
Northern Arizona Therapeutic Massage CenterAcupressure, CranioSacral, Reiki, Gentle Deep Tissue, Couples Massage and Hydrotherapies (hot and cold), and more.
www.azmassagecenter.com
The OrpheumDowntown Flagstaff's music theater venue
www.orpheumpresents.com
Pine Mountain AmphitheaterEnjoy music among the towering pines of Flagstaff
www.pinemountaintheater.com
Elvis of SedonaNeed we say more?
www.elvisofsedona.com
Down To Earth Psychic Readings Eileen Igoe of Down To Earth Psychic Readings provides psychic readings that are a big hit with our guests. Her readings are accurate, enlightening and fun. With her direct connection to Spirit, down to earth style, and realistic focus, Eileen is the real deal. Get specific answers, gain clarity, and find peace of mind on any topic. Find out what Spirit has to say to you! For your convenience, Eileen will provide your reading here at El Portal.
www.DownToEarthPsychicReadings.com
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