Sedona is one of Arizona’s most popular destinations. It is set amongst towering sandstone cliffs that truly glow with an energized red hue. Just north of town is Oak Creek Canyon with its own dramatic beauty, swimming holes, natural rock slides and camping in its cool forest.
The stunning natural beauty of the area combined with its relaxed atmosphere has drawn many artists to the area. Art galleries are numerous, offering many varieties of art in all price ranges.
Sedona is located 120 miles north of Phoenix in Arizona’s central mountains. It is 30 miles south of Flagstaff.
Often referred to as Red Rock Country, Sedona is a fabulous Southwest vacation destination rich in history, nature, geology, archaeology, and art. Surrounded by national forest in Northern Arizona, its main attraction is its striking red-rock landscape, characterized by magnificent red sandstone formations. At sunset, the “Red Rocks of Sedona” appear to shimmer with brilliant red-orange hues. Famous red-rock formations include Coffeepot Rock, Bell Rock, Cathedral Rock, Chimney Rock and Snoopy Rock. Cathedral Rock at Red Rock Crossing is the most photographed place in Sedona.
Adjacent to Sedona is Oak Creek Canyon, a 16 mile stretch of towering, red canyon walls. The beauty, greenery and coolness of the creek attract thousands of visitors each year, with Slide Rock State Park, a natural waterslide, the area’s largest summer attraction. There are some top hiking trails and visitors enjoy the great trout fishing and camping as well. In fact, Highway 89A along Oak Creek Canyon is one of the most scenic drives in the country.
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Spiritual seekers come here from all over the world, attracted to what many believe are energetic places known as the Sedona vortex. Sedona is a good central hub for the area’s sightseeing opportunities, including national monuments and geographic attractionss like Lake Powell and The Grand Canyon.
Visitors to Sedona have a great choice of sightseeing and activities. There are several world class golf courses and spas, fun and educational jeep tours (a perfect family activity), tours to ancient ruins, and hiking and mountain biking trails. Always of interest to tourists is the amazing Chapel of the Holy Cross, an architectural masterpiece built right into the red rocks. Or, just a short ride from Sedona, you can visit Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monument, incredible examples of ancient Sinagua Indian dwellings.
Sedona is indeed a 4-season playground for everyone – whether you’re into history and archaeology; arts and culture; shopping, outdoor sports, or the spiritual and metaphysical, it can be done here.
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