For about 60 years Pink Jeep Tours has been providing the most talked about off-road adventures in heart of the Southwest. As the legend goes, a local musician and part-time real estate agent, Don Pratt, used a Jeep to take friends and visitors to explore the areas over one-dozen subdivisions.
The trail at Broken Arrow Estates became an instant star and is the most popular trail in Sedona and Pink Jeeps are the only tour company permitted by the USFS to take riders on the Broken Arrow Jeep trail for a tour.
If you own a Jeep Rubicon or otherwise lifted off-road vehicle you can drive this trail yourself. How to get there. Beginning from the roundabout at the intersection of Hwy 179 and Hwy 89A you’ll head south on Hwy 179 for approximately 1.5 miles. Head due east by taking the 3rd turn in the roundabout for Morgan Rd. You’ll drive by about twenty homes before the road turns to dirt.
The namesake, Broken Arrow, was a movie made in 1950. The movie was based on the novel Blood Brother (1947) by Elliott Arnold. The film starred James Stewart as Tom Jeffords and Jeff Chandler as Cochise. Much of the film was shot in Sedona subdivisions, Broken Arrow Trail area, Broken Arrow Estates and Doodlebug. Many film historians have said that the movie was one of the first major Westerns since the mid-1940s to portray the Native Americans sympathetically.