Do you love to travel and see beautiful places? If yes, then Sedona should be on your bucket list.
Known for the magnificent vista of the majestic Red Rocks, Sedona is a vibrant community with a bustling arts and culture scene and offers excellent outdoor adventures, great food and “new age” spiritualism.
There are lots of things that you can do in Sedona.
You can visit the Red Rocks and Sycamore Canyon Scenic Loop which is at the heart of the Sedona Red Rocks Country. This route winds through the colorful cliffs and will allow you to take four scenic side trips to see more sights in the Red Rock Country.
If you want a different type of vista, go through the Desert Canyon Scenic Loop. This is about a half day drive through colorful canyons, cultural sites, lush oasis and ranches. You may also opt for some hiking through various trails and spur roads.
You may also want to visit the Chapel of the Holy Cross, which has been built into buttes — isolated hill with steep, often vertical sides and a small, relatively flat top. The Chapel has been voted as one of the Seven Man-Made Wonders of Arizona.
Then of course there is the Oakcreek Country Club, a manicured gold course with a superb layout that winds its way through tree lined fairways and takes full advantage of the majestic Sedona red rock scenery.
For fun activities
If you are up for some adventures, you can do go hiking and biking around the canyons, creeks, mountains, forests, spiritual vortexes, hikes and mountain biking trails. If you are up for a challenge, try Cathedral Rock. It’s steep, but the view is unparalleled. For a more laid back stroll, park near the end of Verde Valley School Road, and walk the rest of the way to Oak Creek Crossing. Other notable hikes and walks include Broken Arrow, Bell Rock, Soldier’s Pass’s – Seven Sacred Pools and The Devil’s Bridge.
If you want to just drive around, don’t forget to take in the beautiful views on Arizona’s First All-American Road, the Red Rock Scenic Byway also known as the gateway to Red Rock Country. Near the beginning of this National Scenic Byway (south of the Village of Oak Creek on SR 179), there’s the Coconino National Forest Visitor Center; stop there and get free maps and lots of red rock country information. You can even pass by some of the beautiful residential communities in Sedona with architecture that blends into the area’s artistic and cultural vibe. Even Sedona garage doors are truly amazing in their aesthetic appeal and designs.
You can also visit the Chapel Road, Boynton Canyon with the Enchantment Resort, the Oak Creek Canyon which follow 89A through Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon. This place is very cool in the summer months of July through September with its pine forest and running river. There is also the Slide Rock State Park just north of Sedona which offers swimming and a slide rock.
For other activities, jeep rentals are quite popular especially if you want to do some serious off-road driving are popular.