Sedona

Sedona has an elevation of 4,500 feet and is located about midpoint between Phoenix and the Grand Canyon. Often called “Red Rock Country”, Sedona is a four seasons attraction for everyone. History, archaeology, arts and culture, outdoor recreations and the spiritual and metaphysical can all be found here.

 

Sedona is surrounded by red rock monoliths named Coffeepot, Cathedral and Thunder Mountain. These, amongst other formations, provide some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. In addition to being a beautiful and serene place, Sedona has long been known as a spiritual power center. This is because the power that emanates from the vortexes produces some of the most remarkable energy on the planet, according to followers of metaphysics.

A must see when you are in Sedona is the famous Chapel of the Holy Cross where peopleof all denominations come to offer their prayers, supplications, and praises. The architecture and the panoramic vistas from its site are beautiful. The Mystic Hills, filled with ancient forms, animal faces such as Eagle Rock, and sacred imagery surround the chapel. These energy-rich red rock formations, which some say are a vortex, embrace the chapel in an arc.

Some of the best hiking trails in Arizona are located here. The trails are rated from easy to strenuous so there is something for the whole family. If you don’t feel up to hiking you can take a jeep tour around the area. There are many tours to choose from.

 

 

The Sedona area has been a favorite location for over 40 classic western movies. The first one was “Call of the Canyon” filmed in 1923. Since then all the named western stars shot at least one movie in this location. Click here for a list.

 

 

From  the north end of the city take 89A thru Oak Creek Canyon which is known for its colorful rocks and unique formations. Oak Creek Canyon is famous around the world and is rated a top 5 scenic drive in America by Rand McNally.  While you are there, visit Slide Rock State Park where the creekbed is a sloping chute of slippery rock, making it a natural water slide.