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High Adventure in Sedona – the Mogollon Rim Run Extreme

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When someone goes on vacation they usually go high adventure or chill. If you are someone who wants to go high adventure while you are visiting Sedona, then you will love the Mongollon Rim Run Extreme offered by Safari Jeep Tours. This is one of many tour choices offered by Safari Jeep Tours and is by far one of the most popular. This is for good reason!

The Mogollon Rim starts in northern Yavapai County and runs eastward where it ends near the border with New Mexico. It forms the southern edge of the Colorado Plateau in Arizona. It is famous for spectacular portions that are characterized by high cliffs of limestone and sandstone. Two of the more well-known formations are the Kaibab Limestone and Coconino Sandstone. Coconino Sandstone forms spectacular white cliffs, sometimes several hundred feet high that were formed during the Permian Period of aeolian origin which means it was windblown. You will be looking at one of the thickest sand-dune-derived sandstones on earth. The escarpment that helped form the Rim was created by erosion and faulting, cutting dramatic canyons into it, including Fossil Creek Canyon and Pine Canyon. You will see all this and more on the Rim Run Extreme.

Keep in mind the Mongollon Rim lies 4,000 to 5,000 feet above sea level, and the escarpment rises to about 8,000 ft. You will see Ponderosa Pine forests both on the slopes of the Rim and on the plateau north of it. The flora and fauna found on the Mogollon Rim has species characteristic of the Rocky Mountains on top, the Mexican Sierra Madre Occidental on the lower slopes and the Madrean sky islands further south.

The Mogollon Rim is geological evolution at its best. The limestones and sandstones were formed from sediments deposited in the Carboniferous and Permian Periods and several of the Rim’s rock formations are also seen on the walls of the Grand Canyon. To make it more interesting in several places, the Rim is capped or even buried by the extensive basaltic lava flows.

Take the Safari Mongollon Rim Run Extreme Tour and see not only the Mongollon Rim but continue on deep into the back country and feel like you have truly escaped the hustle and bustle of life. The guides at Safari Jeep Tours are brilliant with backgrounds in several related fields including geology, wildlife conservation, game and range management, biology, and anthropology. They personalize each tour and really know the details of the area. So you will learn all about the Colorado Plateau, Pine and Fossil Creek Canyons and all surrounding country side.

You can find detiled information and then book your tour here: Mogollon Rim Run Extreme.

The Rim Run Extreme Tour is the best way to see the Mongollon Rim. Plus it is one hell of an exciting ride! Think rugged off road adventure combined with beautiful scenery you can’t see any other way. Add in guided tours and safe vehicles and you have the recipe for vacation high adventure that you won’t soon forget and will look forward to repeating.

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