Snoopy Rock Tours
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If you gaze at Snoopy Rock from the right angle, the red rock formation resembles the famous Peanuts dog lying on his back with Woodstock on his nose. This rock—one of the most famous in Sedona—can be spotted from a number of viewpoints, such as Marg’s Draw Trail, and the shops, restaurants, galleries, and cafés of uptown.
Snoopy Rock has been making travelers smile since it first got its name, and visitors agree you won’t even have to squint to find Mother Nature’s homage to Charles Shultz. Nearby Lucy Rock, named for its resemblance to Charlie Brown’s famous friend, rounds out the Peanuts experience for travelers to this Sedona spot. Just about every tour of Sedona’s red rock country, including Jeep tours and helicopter flights, will point out the formation.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Snoopy Rock is hard to miss and popular with young travelers.
- Wear comfortable shoes suitable for uneven surfaces if you plan to hike Marg’s Draw Trail.
- Don’t forget sun protection and water; the sun is intense even in the winter.
- Sedona red rock tours that include Snoopy Rock typically last two to three hours and often include hotel pickup and drop-off.
How to Get There
While Snoopy Rock is visible from uptown Sedona, some of the best views can be found along Marg’s Draw Trail. The trailhead is on Sombart Lane just off Highway 179. Parking at the trailhead requires a Red Rock Pass.
When to Get There
Mild temperatures make spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) the best seasons to explore Sedona’s outdoor attractions, like Snoopy Rock. Expect daytime highs in the 90s F (30s C) during the summer months, and occasional snowfall during the winter.
Famous Rock Formations of Sedona
Snoopy Rock is certainly a star, but it’s not the only natural landmark among Sedona’s striking red rock formations. Cathedral Rock occupies its own hill and is one of the most recognizable Sedona landmarks. From West Sedona, look for Chimney Rock, Thunder Mountain, and Coffeepot Rock; all are particularly impressive at sunset. Bell Rock welcomes visitors entering Sedona from Highway 179.
Address: Sedona, Arizona, USA
5 Tours and Activities to Experience Snoopy Rock
Drive the dramatic Mogollon Rim on a small-group tour that follows a primitive wagon trail to spectacular views of Oak Creek Canyon and Sedona. You’ll spot Snoopy Rock, Cathedral Rock, and Elephant Rock as you learn about plants, history, and legends from the local guide, pausing along the way to snap photos of the landscape. This adventurous tour is limited to 12 people for more personal service, with multiple departures available throughout the day.
Explore Sedona’s iconic red rock formations on a 35-minute helicopter tour, and enjoy aerial views of the cliffs and ridges that define the Sonoran Desert landscape. Soar above Cathedral Rock and Bell Rock, then steer past the imposing Three Nuns; take in Snoopy Rock and Steamboat Rock, and watch for the javelinas, elk and deer that thrive in the wild desert terrain. As you bank back towards Sedona, get a glimpse of Secret Canyon and see the cliff-side dwellings of the Sinaguan people, built high into an inaccessible cliff.
Explore the western canyons of Sedona, Arizona on this guided, 3-hour, 4x4 tour. See this desert town's red-rock buttes, steep canyon walls, and pine forests — a scenic drive full of fun for the entire family. Along the way, learn about the history of the area, the rock formations, and the local traditions. Choose from one of several departure times throughout the day.
Enjoy a scenic helicopter tour from Sedona that provides an aerial perspective on the region's famously beautiful rock formations. Soar over landmarks including Lee Mountain, Chapel of the Holy Cross, Snoopy Rock, Steamboat Rock, Bear Wallow Canyon, Schnebly Hill Road and the Three Nuns rock formation. Admire the vastness of the Sonoran Desert from the air, and hear informative commentary about the sights from your expert pilot. You'll cover a lot of ground during the 15-minute sightseeing flight and experience Arizona's natural beauty on an extraordinary air tour.
Discover the magic of Arizona on this 3-hour ride with a small group to the edge of the Colorado Plateau in Sedona, with a guide. Ride 2,000 feet up an old-school wagon trail and experience first class views of Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon. Let your knowledgeable guide lead you into the backcountry to explore off the beaten track. This tour is limited to 15, to ensure a personalized experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
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