Travelers from all over come to this corner of the US for its legendary hiking trails. Stay at the L’Auberge de Sedona and get hooked up with Hiking Concierge Derek Bond, who hikes these parts at least twice a week and has designed many hiking routes for the resort’s guests.
After booking and upon checking in, guests who are interested in hiking the area consult with Bond so he can recommend the appropriate trail for each guest (leisurely and scenic or tough and sweat-inducing). Among the most demanding is a course called Bear Mountain Hike, which features Sedona’s second highest peak. This trail includes a 2,000-foot elevation gain so be sure your lungs are properly prepped.