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Welcome to Sedona

A combination of hippie enclave, cowboy paradise, and snowbird resort town, Sedona pushes the limits—in a good way. Surrounded by 1.8 million acres (728,000 hectares) of national forest land, the Arizona town attracts those who love the wild to explore its countless options for hiking, biking, and off-roading tours, especially in pursuit of killer desert views and stunning sunsets. Adrenaline junkies might opt for a zipline trip or an off-road tour. Take a Jeep tour of the city’s “rock stars” such as the famous Red Rock State Park, Bell Rock, Airport Mesa, Capitol Butte, and Chimney Rock, all accessible within a couple hours of downtown; or go even further afield on popular day tours to Antelope Canyon, the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, and Horseshoe Bend. Helicopter tours promise clear aerial views of the major sites and a deeper understanding of why Sedona is nicknamed “rock country,” while whitewater-rafting trips down the Colorado River will wash all thoughts of the desert away. Sedona also offers off-road trips to Native American ruins that educate on the region’s long history of human habitation (dating back to 11,500 BC), tours that explore the town’s spiritual side and energy vortexes, and others that hunt for paranormal activity in the nearby town of Jerome.

Top 10 attractions in Sedona

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Oak Creek Canyon

Oak Creek Canyon

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The road that winds 16 miles (26 kilometers) through leafy Oak Creek Canyon is the most scenic route between Sedona and Flagstaff or the Grand Canyon. With dramatic red rock formations to either side, the gorge is an outdoor playground for camping, fishing, hiking, picnicking, and swimming.More
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Chapel of the Holy Cross

Chapel of the Holy Cross

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Built directly into the side of a red-rock hill not far from downtown Sedona, the Chapel of the Holy Cross is a modern architectural marvel as well as a religious place for reflection. Visitors flock to the Roman Catholic chapel primarily to take in the outstanding views of Sedona’s awe-inspiring desert scenery.More
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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

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The Grand Canyon is a humbling testament to nature’s power. Carved by the mighty Colorado River, this northwestern Arizona wonder is 277 miles (444 kilometers) long and more than a mile (1.6 kilometers) deep. It’s no wonder Grand Canyon National Park is one of America’s most popular attractions, with over 6 million annual visitors.More
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Bell Rock

Bell Rock

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Bell Rock is a colorful bell-shaped red rock formation set in the desert outside of Sedona. The area is home to popular hiking trails, wildlife—keep an eye out for coyote and fox tracks—and vista points overlooking the surrounding valley and rock formations. The site is also known as an energy vortex and is a popular meditation destination.More
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Cathedral Rock

Cathedral Rock

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This towering 4,965-foot (1,513-meter sandstone butte stands sentinel over Sedona’s red rock landscape. An icon of Arizona, its image is often emblazoned on postcards and tourist materials. The formation draws camera-toting visitors who want to capture the sight as well as hikers who trek up the short-but-steep Cathedral Rock Trail.More
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Tlaquepaque Arts and Shopping Village

Tlaquepaque Arts and Shopping Village

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Get a feel for the art scene of Sedona and pick up unique gifts at Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village. Located along the banks of Oak Creek, this picturesque outdoor shopping complex and artist community is home to more than 45 art galleries, boutiques, and specialty shops selling hand-made crafts and one-of-a-kind artistic creations.More
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Snoopy Rock

Snoopy Rock

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If you gaze at Snoopy Rock from the right angle, the red rock formation resembles the famousPeanuts dog lying on his back with Woodstock on his nose. This rock—one of the most famous in Sedona—can be spotted from a number of viewpoints, such as Marg’s Draw Trail, and the shops, restaurants, galleries, and cafés of uptown.More
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Oak Creek Vista

Oak Creek Vista

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Visitors to Oak Creek Canyon would be wise to stop at this scenic viewpoint for a bird’s eye view of the rolling Arizona landscape. A well-kept lookout lined with Native American artisans selling handmade jewelry proves a popular destination for tourists and photographers alike. Though visitors warn Oak Creek Vista can get crowded, most agree its epic views are worth the trip.More
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Red Rock State Park

Red Rock State Park

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With views of ruddy cliffs everywhere you look, Red Rock State Park is a sight to behold. Trails slice through this 286-acre (116-hectare) nature preserve, winding through manzanita juniper shrubs toward the banks of Oak Creek. The visitor center offers numerous daily activities for guests, including nature walks and naturalist activities.More
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Boynton Canyon Trail

Boynton Canyon Trail

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Boynton Canyon Trail’s breathtaking red rocks views and easy passes make it one Sedona’s most accessible hikes. Travelers find impressive panoramic landscapes early in the three-mile trek, where open desert, lush foliage and sky-high canyon views reign supreme. And while some say this accessible hike ends in a rather anti-climactic way because box canyon walls stretch up on either side, ancient Sinaguan Indian ruins and tons of biodiversity make it a memorable outdoor experience for visitors to Sedona.More

Top activities in Sedona

Verde Canyon Railroad Adventure

Verde Canyon Railroad Adventure

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Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Tour from Sedona
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Sedona Vortex Tour by Jeep
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Sedona Vortex Tour by Jeep

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Scenic Sedona Tour
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Scenic Sedona Tour

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Sedona Outback Trail Jeep Adventure
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The Original Sedona UFO and Stargazing Night Tour
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Kayak Tour on the Verde River

Kayak Tour on the Verde River

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Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Private Luxury Car Tour
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Antelope Canyon via Canyon X and Horseshoe Bend Scenic Tour from Sedona
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The Outlaw Trail Jeep Tour of Sedona
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Guided ATV Tour of Western Sedona

Guided ATV Tour of Western Sedona

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Seven Canyons 4X4 Tour from Sedona
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4-Hour RZR ATV Rental in Sedona

4-Hour RZR ATV Rental in Sedona

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Recent reviews from experiences in Sedona

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Great for first time visit
Gail_S, May 2022
Half-day Sedona Sightseeing Tour
Appreciated the recommendations for restaurants and sites to visit on our own.
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Sedona’s Hidden Treasures Revealed
Kimberly_F, May 2022
Scenic Sedona Tour
It even forced me out of my comfort zone to visit The Chapel of The Holy Cross due to my fear of heights, but it was so worth it!
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Great way to see Sedona without a car
Julie_R, May 2022
Half-day Sedona Sightseeing Tour
Great way to see Sedona and surrounding area if you are traveling without a car.
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An Overall View of Sedona Past and Present
Lynn_S, Apr 2022
Scenic Sedona Tour
The Cathedral in the Rocks was particularly beautiful;also lovely to see the Tlaquepaque shopping center before all the crowds.
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Excellent! Must Try This!
Dylan_T, Apr 2022
EZRider Sedona Self Guided E Bike Tour over 650 5 star reviews
This is the way to see local Sedona!
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Great Way To Get Around
Mark_B, Apr 2022
EZRider Sedona Self Guided E Bike Tour over 650 5 star reviews
This is a great way to see the incredible town of Sedona.
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Girls Trip
Brandi_M, Apr 2022
Sedona Red Rocks Helicopter Tour - covers over 20 miles!
Amazing to see Sedona from the air.
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Vortex tour
Emily_F, Apr 2022
Private Sedona Vortex Spiritual and Scientific Tour
Nice way to see Sedona!
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Worth the trip.
Maureen_Q, Mar 2022
Sightseeing Highlights Tour of Sedona
It was a nice way to see a little bit of Sedona that we otherwise would have missed.
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Great tour
Dave_S, Mar 2022
Sedona Outback Trail Jeep Adventure
Then took us around the Sedona area to see the "vortex" locations.
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Sedona sightseeing
Sonja_P, May 2022
Half-day Sedona Sightseeing Tour
Nice way to get to see the highlights of Sedona.
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Great tour. Highly recommend
Jennifer_K, Mar 2022
Half-Day Private Scenic Tour of Sedona
Enjoyed the opportunity to see popular spots and grab great photos.
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Great way to see The Grand Canyon and surrounding areas!
Mark_H, Mar 2022
Ultimate Grand Canyon Private Day Tour
getting to see the incredible beauty of the area without the aggravation of navigating unknown roads, National Parks, and cultural sites.
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Balanced but brief
Tony_P, Feb 2022
Private Sedona Vortex Spiritual and Scientific Tour
I wish there would have been the opportunity to visit a couple more vortices.
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I loved learning about...
JulieAnne_F, Feb 2022
Sedona Vortex Tour by Jeep
This was the only way I was able to get out to see the area.
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Great Time Had By All
Brian_B, Feb 2022
Sedona Outback Trail Jeep Adventure
Sedona is a place of incredible beauty and this is a fun and exciting way to see the beautiful desert and red rock.
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Our guide Mark was...
Maryellen_N, Dec 2021
Grand Canyon Complete Day Tour from Sedona or Flagstaff
Definitely recommend this, great way to see and learn about the Grand Canyon and Sedona.
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Interesting
Grace_L, Nov 2021
2.5-Hour Sedona Sightseeing Tour with Sedona Hotel Pickup
Being able to visit and pray at the church on the mountain.
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Highlight of our trip to Sedona!
Joseph_B, Apr 2022
4-Hour RZR ATV Rental in Sedona
If you love adrenaline and your kids don’t get too scared, this is the best way to see Sedona.
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Great Bang for the buck !
Mike_H, Mar 2022
Private Diamondback Gulch by Off-Road Jeep from Sedona
I would recommend this tour to everyone who wants to see Sedona’s wilderness - especially if you are lucky enough to draw Zippy or guide as good 5/5 stars !!

All about Sedona

When to visit

Sedona’s peak season runs March through May, when ideal weather and desert blooms draw outdoor enthusiasts to surrounding canyons that pop with color. Be sure to book lodging well ahead for these popular months. Fall also boasts comfortable temperatures, plus lower hotel prices, leaving more in your wallet for October's Sedona Wine Festival and Sedona Arts Festival.

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