Sedona AZ? Most areas around Sedona's Red Rock/Secret Mountain are for dayhiking, though there's some backpacking if you care to go upstream, it's mostly canyoneering ("swimming" with a pack) - wouldn't be an issue for experienced backpackers, but maybe a little much for a newbie.
The Dogie trail is further west from Sedona's main touristy hiking. it is regular backpacking for a couple days with short mileages. Desert hiking which drops into a riparian area before going back up into the desert. There's a high, rocky high trail at the end if you want to loop back to your vehicle, ... or just retrace your steps back like we did.
I have no pics from that trip, so I'd have to ask my ex-girlfriend.