Broken Arrow is Pink Jeep’s most famous outdoor adventures and we had a chance to check it out again last night. This was my fourth time doing Broken Arrow and honestly, it never gets old. Our tour guide this time had so much new information about the plants and animals in the area. I really enjoy all of those little factoids. Great weather too. A little cloud cover kept the tour nice and cool. Had a blast taking in the panoramic views of Sedona!
If you’d like to have your own Pink Jeep adventure we have a “Rock and Roll Jeep Package” at the hotel that features the pink jeep broken arrow tour, or you can book your tour with our concierge team. Just call 1-800-353-1239 and they’ll even get you a little bit of a discount. If you’re planning on visiting in September or October call us soon because that’s a busy time of year and the tours fill up quickly!
Last weekend we went to a great restaurant. Ken’s Creekside has been in Sedona for many years, but recently updated their menu. New chef, Mercer Mohr, and new menu, equals an awesome dining experience.
We sat outside on the patio and the night was just perfect. There patio is over oak creek so it feels like you are sitting in the trees. The weather this time of year is perfect for sitting outside at night.
We started the meal with 3 different appetizers. They were all great. I tried my first ever escargot! Guess what? I loved it. They prepared them with roasted tomatoes, spinach and garlic herb butter. I loved the Crab Cake with Chipotle Aioli. The OMG Steamed Clams with a Cioppino style broth were great too.
For the main course I had the Short Ribs; boneless braised beef short rib, whipped sweet potato, and roasted root vegetables. I really liked the sweet potato as an alternative to your traditional potato. The sweetness played well with the beef. My dining companions had the Duck Confit and the Pasta Puttanesca. I didn’t get to try the duck because my friend liked it so much he practically inhaled it. It looked good though. The pasta was great…artichokes, olives, tomatoes, capers, spinach, fresh basil, roasted red peppers and shrimp!
For dessert we had the churro stuffed with banana cheesecake. It was served with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. Decadent and delicious.
Aside from the food, there was a great band playing, and we had some great wine and drinks.
Last night I went on tour with Pink Jeep that was a lot of fun, called Diamond Back Gulch. I’ve gone a lot of pink jeep tours, most often the Broken Arrow, because it is advertised as their best, but this sure was a fun alternative. This one is pretty rough and takes you back into the wilderness. I really felt like I was I the middle of nowhere.
One of the best parts about this trip was the rain. I’ve never been on a tour in the rain, but it made for a lot of fun. First of all it smelled wonderful. There is something about the rain in the desert. It’s a sweet smell. The wet ground made for a bit of slip and slide in the jeep, which was awesome if you like a little adventure. The clouds looked really beautiful. All fluffy and big. The cool thing was it was sunny and raining! You know what that means…rainbows! We were lucky enough to see them.
This tour wasn’t right on the red rocks like on Broken Arrow, but it was still quite beautiful with Thunder Mountain and Chimney Rock in the distance.
I would definitely recommend Diamond Back Gulch Tour on your next visit to Sedona. You can always call our concierge at 1-800-353-1239 to make the arrangements before you arrive.