What to Pack for a Trip to Sedona

Packing List for All Seasons

You have planned the perfect Sedona vacation and now it is time to pack your suitcase.  But what should you pack?  Sedona has four seasons and depending on the time of year you plan to visit; you will need the same basic clothing and hiking gear to make your trip great.  Let’s start with the basics.

In Sedona, it is possible to experience all four seasons in one day. You will find that it is cold in the mornings, warm or hot in the afternoons and cooler in the evenings.  Another example is that it could be sunny in the morning, raining or snowing by midday and hot in the afternoon. You will want to be ready for anything.

It is a great idea to dress in layers. Layers are a great way to stay warm.  As the temperature rises, you can shed your layers.  You will want to pack t-shirts, long-sleeved shirts, sweatshirts and jackets.  If you are hiking, you’ll most likely shed a heavy jacket or puffy coat quickly.

It is best to wear long pants during your hikes to avoid getting scratched, bruised or sunburned.  However, most people find it more comfortable to wear shorts. Hiking boots or shoes with a good tread will really make a difference when climbing rocks or hiking on the trails. For hiking adventures, you will need plenty of water, snacks, sunglasses, sunscreen and a wide brimmed hat.

Other things to bring include a first aid kit.  It is common to skin knees or get scraped by rocks and trees or poked by a cactus. A first aid kit will come in handy when you need a bandage or a wrap for a sprained ankle. It is also a good idea to keep an external battery charger for your cell phone.  There are several Sedona hiking apps that will drain your battery, so be prepared.

You will want to pack some nice clothes if you plan to eat at some nice Sedona restaurants.  Most restaurants have a casual dress code, but you will find a few that require you to wear something besides your hiking clothes.

  • T-Shirts, Long Sleeved Shirts, Tank Tops

  • Sweatshirts & Jackets

  • Long Pants, Leggings & Shorts

  • Hiking Boots or Shoes with a Good Tread
  • A Day Pack or Backpack
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • First Aid Kit
  • Wide Brimmed Sun Hat
  • Dressy Clothes for Nice Dinner
  • Bathing Suit