Schnebly Hill Road
Schnebly Hill Road is one of the most beautiful Sedona off-road adventures in Arizona. The road consists of a variety of terrain that’s easy enough to navigate for the beginner trying their first self-guided Jeep tour in Sedona. There are steep slopes, twisty turns, unpaved rocky paths, and a stunning scenic route that descends over 2,000 ft from out of a wooded mesa to the awe-inspiring landscapes of Sedona. These AZ off-road trails are are an adventure for the whole family.
Schnebly Hill Trail concludes at a junction with Munds Mountain Trail (#77), Jacks Canyon Trail (#55), and Hot Loop Trail (#95), providing you with countless opportunities to expand your experience in the Munds Mountain Wilderness.
The ideal spot to start your Jeep excursion is off Interstate 17 & Schnebly Hill Road. You make the drive the other way, from bottom to top, but in our opinion beginning at the top is one of the best Jeep tours in Sedona. The initial stretch takes you through a beautiful forest of tall ponderosa pines. When you arrive at the rim, the vistas are magnificent, and the off-road trails are abundant.
There are some overlooks offering excellent views of Munds Mountain, Bear Wallow Canyon, and the red rock formations beyond. The road is flat for another quarter of a mile and then begins to descend to a saddle dividing Schnebly Hill and Munds Mountain in the heart of Jacks Canyon. Here your Safari will greet you with more amazing views and plush Arizona landscape to admire. Note that prior to approaching the saddle, there will be a signed trailhead to your left for Hot Loop. If you continue down another 150 yards, you will find two more signed trailheads. The Jacks Canyon Trail leads down off to the left.
If you begin your off-road adventure from the bottom, the Schnebly Hill Trail climb is steady, beautiful, safari up the west face of Schnebly Hill after the first positioning of Schnebly Hill Road. There are a few gorgeous red rock views for your initial 0.75 kilometers that is unshaded if you are looking for a red rock jeep tour than this path will not disappoint. The path begins to catch partial shade at about 1.25 miles, at that point the roadbed will begin to turn rather sharp and to the left, take the road on the right that is signed "Munds, Jacks, Hot Loop". It climbs somewhat consistently through shaded areas for almost 0.75 kilometers, passing through two cattle gates, and dropping you out onto a massive open expanse near Committee Tank.
The trail quality varies throughout the year, depending on rainfall and how often the trail grader makes it out to clean up. Even though it is not a requirement, you may feel more comfortable using a high-clearance automobile, you can take a look at the 4x4 rentals we have available if you're trying to rent a Jeep for your Sedona adventure. And bear in mind that rain or other natural conditions could close the trails. We recommend that you visit www.az511.gov to find out more about road conditions and general info regarding the trail.
MYE Jeep is excited to be the only Jeep rental company to offer self-guided Jeep Tours in Sedona. We take pride in our proprietary navigation systems, the quality of Jeeps that we rent, and the relationships we continue to build with those looking to adventure through the great outdoors of Sedona, Arizona. We encourage everyone that has an opportunity to tour Sedona AZ in a MYE Jeep excursion vehicle to take pictures and share your journey with us on social media. Thank you all for the adventures, we look forward to providing the rest of you with the most exceptional offloading experience in Arizona. Cheers!