Sturdy Hiking Shoes: Mid-weight, high/low top, with lugs on the outsoles, and preferably well broken in. Our favorite brands are Salewa, Vasque, Oboz, and Adidas.
Wool Hiking Socks: Recommended brands include Point6®, Feetures®, Thorlo®, Smartwool®, or similar padded socks. No cotton socks, Trust Us!! Wool socks will allow you to wear them for multiple days of hiking and prevent blisters better than any other material available.
Hats: Wide brimmed, full coverage hats for sun protection and a bandana. We recommend Suncloud®/Tilley®/Outdoor Research® for hats and Buff® for bandana’s
Rain Shell: Rain shell, waterproof/breathable jacket if there is a 20% change of rain (or more) during your visit. Our guides will have emergency rain ponchos in the event of unforeseen precipitation.
Breathable Shirts: UPF protective shirts are recommend to protect against the sun. We recommend lighter colors as they draw less heat from the sun. The best materials are wool and Coolmax for breathability. Our favorite brand for UPF hiking shirts is Columbia® and their Silver Ridge Long Sleeve shirts.
Pants/Shorts: Zip off convertible pants (All seasons), breathable hiking pants (Winter/Late Fall), or shorts (Summer/Late Spring/Early Fall). We recommend Kuhl®, Prana®, or Columbia® as the best brands for zip-offs, hiking pants, and shorts
NO SANDALS/FLIP FLOPS: Absolutely no flip-flops or sandals allowed on outings
Sunscreen: We advise wearing at least 30SPF Sport Sunscreen at all times of the year while hiking in Sedona
Additional Clothing for Outings in December - February
Gloves/Beanie: Wool beanie and light gloves. Mittens are the warmest option if you're extremely sensitive to the cold.
Layering: Long underwear, one pair of wicking tops and bottoms that are lightweight to mid-weight. Recommended wicking materials include capilene, wool, and poly
Jackets: Additional fleece jacket or insulated coat; warm, lightweight and packable. Down jackets or synthetic fill would be ideal for layering.
Insulated Pants: Insulated pants during January/February if sensitive to colder temperatures