Sedona, Arizona

Some people visit Sedona for the breathtaking beauty that fills the senses and feeds the soul. Some visit Sedona to shop in the delightfully eclectic shops and galleries. Many others visit Sedona to savor the flavors and scents of the restaurants, to be pampered in a world-class resort or stay in a log cabin while sampling the diverse cultural events all year long.

Often called “Red Rock Country” Sedona is a four seasons playground for everyone – whether you’re into history and archaeology; arts and culture; power shopping; outdoor sports; or the spiritual and metaphysical, imagine doing all this in a backdrop of some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.

Sedona is situated in a unique geological area that has mesmerized tourists for decades. Indeed, this picturesque city is surrounded by red-rock monoliths named Coffeepot, Cathedral and Thunder Mountain. At the north end of the city is the stunning Oak Creek Canyon, a breathtaking chasm that even today, is wildly wonderful.

Places to go and things to see.
Oak Creek Canyon - It's been said that God created the Grand Canyon for the world, but Oak Creek Canyon for himself. Oak Creek Canyon is a picturesque, intimate canyon, carved by the perennially flowing waters of Oak Creek . A 14.5-mile paved, meandering road through the canyon (89A) links Sedona to Flagstaff , Arizona , and offers memorable views all year long from either direction. This drive is "must-do" for anyone visiting the area.
Red Rock Loop Road - On the western outskirts of Sedona is a winding drive with several scenic pull-offs and access to Red Rock State Park and Red Rock Crossing/Crescent Moon Ranch.
Boynton Pass Loop - You will want to take this drive of electrifying views of Dry Creek Road and Boynton Canyon and the desert grassland landscape of Forest Road 525. The roads, with access points to several trails, are mostly paved, but there are unpaved and bumpy sections.
Red Rock Scenic Byway - Arizona Highway 179 is one of only 27 roads in the country designated by the U.S. Department of Transportation as "All-American Roads" for their exceptional and unique recreational, natural and scenic qualities.
Chapel of the Holy Cross - An architectural and spiritual wonder, the Chapel of the Holy Cross has been a compelling Sedona landmark since its completion in 1956. Designed by Marguerite Brunswig Staude, a pupil of Frank Lloyd Wright, the Chapel appears to rise out of the surrounding red rocks. The towering cross and awesome panorama of buttes, valley and sky are a source of inspiration inviting rest and reflection.
Sedona Heritage Museum
Sedona Trolley
Red Rock State Park
Slide Rock State Park
Oak Creek Canyon
Sycamore Canyon - the second largest canyon in Arizona
Verde River - Arizona's only wild and scenic river
Sedona's Vortexes
Page Springs

Page Springs, Arizona, is a unique and tranquil rural community nestled in a high desert valley between Sedona's legendary Red Rock beauty and the bustling town of Cottonwood. Located along Oak Creek with its large and ancient cottonwood trees and bordered by more than 2000 acres of National Forest. This quiet, little community has much to offer.

Bubbling Pond Hatchery is located here. It is the largest state-run hatchery in the country for raising endangered species of fresh water fish, saving them from the possibility of extinction. With the 100 springs that feed Oak Creek in Page Springs, here also is the migratory corridor for more than 500 species of birds traveling from Canada to South America - a bird watcher's paradise with more than 120 species found at the hatchery itself.

Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness Area
The United States Congress designated the Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness in 1984 and it now has a total of 47,194 acres. The Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness is bordered by the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness to the west and is part of the Coconino National Forest.

This collection of cliffs, buttes, and canyons has to rank as one of nature's most magnificent masterpieces. It certainly is one of the most colorful. Red is the predominant hue here among these acres of wind and water sculpted pinnacles, windows, arches, and slot canyons. The area is criss-crossed with trails that take you everywhere from the deepest gorges to the most prominent panoramas.

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