There are a
lot of things to See and Do in Sedona and Northern Arizona
so many people come to Sedona the first time and why do many
come back time after time again? It's Sedona's Attractions
and Sedona Fun!
Red Rocks - #1 Attraction: Sedona is a new
experience for a traveler every time they visit. The number
one attraction to Sedona is it's red rock mountains. I know
you have heard it before, but the red rocks of Sedona do have
a life of their own. If you will take the trouble to get out
of your car, put on some walking shoes, grab your water bottle
and take off on a trail into a red rock canyon or walk up
a trail into a high red rock overlook away from people, away
from cars, away from what we all call normal and take open
your eyes wide – you will understand what Sedona is
all about. Stop at the National Forest Service information
center as you enter Sedona for information.
More Sedona fun....
Heritage Museum on Jordan Road in Uptown
sedona is a museum dedicated to the area's history from early
pioneer settlers to the movie making days of the '40s and
'50s. It's a great place to visit to get oriented.
Grand Canyon: Plan to
stay in Sedona and make the Grand Canyon a wonderful day trip.
The canyon is just two to two and half hours away and the
trip is a wonderful way to see Northern Arizona's high country
landscape. If you take the Hwy 180 route through Flagstaff,
you will drive past Mt. Humpheries. Watch the dramatic Grand
movie, and experience the changing moods of the canyon.
Sedona is part of the Verde Valley, a high-desert area of
about 30 by 30 miles wide. It was home to ancient Anasazi
Indians over 600 years ago. Remains of their homes and villages
remain today and can be driven to from Sedona in just minutes.
Well and Tuzigoot
are national monuments you will want to visit. Their are also
art and cliff dwellings you can visit.
Oak Creek Canyon: Driving
north from Sedona through the 19 mile long Oak Creek Canyon
is one of Arizona's most scenic drives. Along the way, stop
at Indian Gardens the site of the first settlement in the
1870s. A bit further up the canyon is Slide Rock State Park,
know for it's natural waterslides carved into the red rock
streambed. As you assend into the canyon you will drie past
several resort lodges such as Don Hoels Cabins (see their
Jerome: 30 miles west
of Sedona on Hwy 89a is the Ghost town of Jerome.
Once the state's largest city, it now is home to about 500
- many whom are artists and enterprising craftspersons. Art
galleries, restaurants, museums, and amazing sites will greet
the traveler who ventures here for an afternoon of exploration.
Flagstaff: 25 miles north
of Sedona on I-17 or Hwy 89A is Flagstaff,
Northern Arizona's largest city. Enjoy such sites as the Lowell
Observatory (where Pluto was discovered),
a historic 1890's downtown, the Museum
of Northern Arizona, and the 12,000 foot
high Mt Humphreys (Arizona
Snowbowl) (take a chairlift to the top)
East of Flagstaff about 40 miles is Meteor
Crater, earth's largest"star crash" hole
in the ground. (remember the final scene in "Starman") North
of Winslow is the world of the Hopi.
Here native Americans have lived for over a 1,000 years without
major changes. A visit to the 2nd Mesa will be one of the
highlights of your vacation - it's like going back in time.
Off course shopping, visiting art galleries,
scrumptous dining area all activities to enjoy on your visit