Exploring Sedona, Arizona

sedona, arizonaSedona is praised as being one of the most beautiful places in America. How you ask? Well, it has so many natural wonders to offer everyone of different travel types, ranging from photographers to yoga enthusiast, and adventure seekers. Sedona is surrounded by 1.8 million acres of national forest land making it a popular destination. One reason for being famous is its many red rocks of sandstone. Red Rocks are famous for hiking in which it has hundreds of trails to explore, taking pictures, meditate, and even watch the sunset.

 

There are many ways to enjoy the landscape. There is hiking, biking, climbing, taking an ATV or buggy, rafting, shopping, enjoying galleries and even taking a helicopter or hot air balloon ride. Some even like to take a jeep tour through Sedona’s trails. There are limitless options for enjoyment. Tours are very popular as you’re able to learn more about the culture, spirituality, history, and adventure. Tours allow visitors a chance to be a part of what makes this place special.

 

Sedona can be divided into four areas; Uptown, West Sedona, the Village of Oak Creek, and Oak Creek Canyon. Uptown consists of the touristy shops. West Sedona has the grocery stores and shops that gear towards the locals. The Village of Oak Creek offers some spectacular restaurants and is close to Bell Rock where you can hike and bike. If you love to hike, West Fork Trail is the most scenic and adventurous hike here but keep in mind you may have to cross waist deep creek water at one point and is highly recommended during the fall. Oak Creek Canyon provides cabins, bed & breakfasts and many other attractions. In the later months of summer, the blackberries become very ripe and juicy.

 

A few of the top attractions in Sedona are Cathedral Rock, Oak Creek Canyon, and the Chapel of the Holy Cross.  Cathedral Rock is one of most photographed sights in Arizona. It consists of a very short but difficult trail which requires climbing between the saddle points. During full moons, there’s usually a drum circle at Cathedral Rock. Oak Creek Canyon is described as a smaller Grand Canyon because of its beauty and for that reason is the second most popular destination in Arizona. Chapel of the Holy Cross is one of Sedona’s most known religious’ structures. It is built into the side of the famous red rocks which provides the most beautiful scenery and sunsets around.

 

Sedona not only offers rugged attributes, but also offers luxury as well. It is also considered to be a place of healing which attracts yoga enthusiasts from all over. Sedona is known for being the heart of healers and therapists and energy workers from all over the world come here to practice. You can choose massages that either allow you to relax in nature surrounded by creeks, trees, and flowers or choose more luxurious spa experience at some of the resorts.
Sedona is full of hidden gems. People come re-visit it time after time again as there is always something they have failed to explore.