Sedona is a hidden gem in the Arizona desert, known for some of the most stunning backdrops in the Southwest. Best known for its orange-red color in nature, Sedona has earned its nickname of “Red Rock Country.”
Sedona is also a popular spiritual destination, where people travel for meditation, energy healing, holistic health and spiritual awakening. With how naturally beautiful Sedona is, this is certainly an appropriate venue for such experiences.
Perhaps the best part about Sedona is how truly versatile and authentic it is to the Southwest region. You can travel alone, on a romantic getaway, or with the entire family. In a recent tourism special, Good Morning America picked Sedona as one of the Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities in the U.S.
Sedona is surrounded by its signature red-rock monoliths called Coffeepot, Cathedral and Thunder Mountain. The formations serve as a brilliantly scenic area for many activities such as sunrise, sunset, hiking, biking, horseback riding excursions on many trials, and spiritual quests. You can climb to the top of these natural sandstones and marvel in awe about what’s surrounding you.
On the North End of the city is Oak Creek Canyon, which is a breathtaking smaller version of the Grand Canyon. This is a great place to bring the kids, because of Slide Rock State Park. As the name suggests, Slide Rock is an all-natural water slide on a stretch of a slippery chute along the creek. It also serves as a refreshing dip during a hot summer day. Be prepared to have some fun! For those not interested or prepared for the slide, there are a few trails with spectacular views to explore.
Another staple of Sedona is its Jeep Tours. Many of the trails in Red Rock Country are open for vehicles with four-wheel drive. If you didn’t arrive to town in a compatible ride, there are dozens of rental companies to choose from. Taking a Jeep tour offers an exciting perspective and will take you to new heights in an unforgettable experience.
Sedona is also a geologist’s dream. Studying Sedona’s various limestone formations has become a regular practice for geologists, and serves as a learning ground for anyone interested. There are also Native American ruins scattered throughout Sedona where the ancient Sinagua tribes lived in cliffs. Many of these ruins are popular tourist destinations and really give you a taste for prehistoric habitation.
Sedona also has a shopping district which features authentic southwest jewelry and clothing shops. If you’re looking for a day trip, Flagstaff, which is another picturesque Arizona mecca, is about 45 minutes north. Located close to the famous Route 66, Flagstaff is a great location to spend the night and break up your road trip to the Grand Canyon. And of course, the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is about two hours away from Sedona.
ResorTime has spectacular accommodation options in Sedona to choose from. Book your reservation today by calling us at (877) 477-7368 and don’t miss out on the chance to see one of the most wondrous backdrops in the Southwest.