Sedona is unique among America’s desert cities because it is famous not only for the gorgeous red sandstone formations, but also as a very spiritual place where many people believe that “vortices” of energy converge. It may not appeal to the average tourist, but you will notice a bit of a different flavor around Sedona due to the New Age interest, which makes this a kind of fun and quirky place to visit if nothing else!
The natural wonders near Sedona aren’t exactly in short supply either. The sandstone formations are unique and bright red, which makes for a fantastic sight up against the wide blue sky. The countryside surrounding Sedona is a non-stop vacation adventure, filled with desert canyons, towering sandstone buttes, mountain vistas and even thick forests. Hiking trails range from peaceful walks, to much more rigorous hikes that can get pretty steep. The Devil’s Bridge and Broken Arrow are a couple of the best hiking routes.
You can take a load off your feet, and hit the trails in a Jeep instead. Take your pick from a number of off-road trails, and we’ll make sure you have a Jeep that can handle the terrain. Or we can arrange a tour so that you can enjoy the scenery while someone else does the driving. Seeing the red rocks by horseback is another option, or for the ultimate viewing experience, float up above the landscape in a hot air balloon.
If you do want to check out the vortex sites, there are 5 of them including Bell rock, Cathedral Rock and Boynton Canyon. You can get in on a tour to see them all, or just head out and hike them yourself. We can’t guarantee any spiritual transformation or enlightenment, but you just never know!
- Sedona was named after the wife of the first postmaster in the city. Her name was Sedona Miller Schnebly.
- The McDonald’s in Sedona has teal colored arches, because the city thought yellow would clash with the natural red rocks!