Welcome To Sedona
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Start with scenery that makes your heart leap. Sedona nestles among a geological wonderland. Multi-hued stone formations jut upwards from the high desert floor creating a vivid, mesmerizing setting that changes hourly with the light. When USA Weekend compiled their Most Beautiful Places in America list, Sedona claimed the top spot.
Surrounded by 1.8 million acres of national forest land, visitors have instant access to recreational activities. Trails for hiking and biking, along with bouncy jeep tracks, weave among the bristling forest of pinnacles, spires, buttes and domes. Yet, you’re never far from the indulgences of town.
Sedona is equal parts rugged, equal parts resort. Regarded by Native Americans as sacred, Sedona continues to be recognized as a place of healing and spiritual renewal. Many come to experience the vortex energy centers of Sedona. Others want to prowl the 40-plus art galleries lining the streets, or to receive soothing treatments from the dozens of spa facilities. Most recently, with its nearby vineyards and tasting rooms,Sedona has emerged as a destination for wine enthusiasts.
The perfect destination should seem exotic yet feel like coming home. That is the very definition of Sedona, a small town blessed with an abundance of scenic beauty. Come experience it for yourself.
If Sedona has a kindred spirit it’s the Grand Canyon
The two geological marvels are both “bucket list” destinations for people all over the world. Millions of visitors come for scenery that’s dazzlingly unique. See a photo of either the Grand Canyon or Sedona and you can’t mistake it for anywhere else. Yet photos don’t begin to do these Arizona icons justice. They must be experienced in person.
It’s hard to imagine traveling to the Southwest and not visiting Grand Canyon or Sedona. So why not do both? We believe when you have one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World in your backyard, take advantage of it. By making Sedona your base camp for a Grand Canyon expedition, you’ll enjoy a much wider array of creature comforts. In Sedona you’ll find more places to stay and eat, not to mention spas, shops, galleries and more.
Sedona sits approximately 100 miles south of the Grand Canyon and it’s a spectacular journey. If you prefer to let someone else do the driving so you can relax and take in the sights, several companies launch guided Grand Canyon tours from Sedona.
At Grand Canyon National Park designated overlooks provide visitors with awe-inspiring views. Walk along the rim in Grand Canyon Village. Snap a photo of mule riders moseying towards the river and peer into the abyss to hear what secrets are echoed there.
Then it’s time to come back home to Sedona, where all the incredible sights are just outside your door. Blessed with a beauty that’s epic yet intimate, grandiose yet personal, people seem to make a very special connection to Sedona. No overlooks or mule rides are required.
Sedona Equals Outdoors
There was a time not so long ago when the entire world didn’t exist on the screen of a phone. That may be hard to remember now when everyone around you seems to be bent over an electronic device. They peer into the flickering glow, hoping to see something wonderful.
If you’d like to return to a more innocent time, make a trip to Sedona. They keep all the wonderful you’ll ever need just outside.
The massive scope of Sedona broadens our perspectives. We’re reminded again how dazzling and mysterious the natural—not just the virtual—world can be. Castles and columns of soaring red rocks extend in every direction. Mountains and mesas surround the town that’s tucked away amid 1.8 million acres of national forest land and buttressed by four wilderness areas and two state parks. Sedona shows the epic power of outdoors. When was the last time you were someplace where you wanted to be outside all the time?
That’s what a visit to this paradise of red stone towers does. It pulls us out into the beauty and the solitude. We lift our heads from mobile devices and look around. We gaze at a sky of heartbreaking blue and watch a delicate light paint the high cliff walls. We hike trails lined by wildflowers and then ride a jeep straight up sheer, rocky slopes. We can fish or kayak or ride a mountain bike or sit and wait for the sunset, just as long as we can stay outdoors a little longer. We disconnect from the grid and reconnect with each other.
Suddenly our phones seem very, very small. It’s hard to believe they ever fascinated us so, although they do make handy cameras.
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