The wide open spaces are beckoning again. Maybe it’s the famed energy vortexes or the cathedrals of majestic red rock, but it may also be the mile after mile of open trails, the natural quiet, the endless vistas, the velvety night skies, or the mysterious ancient ruins that make the allure of Sedona stronger than ever.
When you consider embracing the spark of adventure that matches your refined sense of caution in these distressed times, consider the care our rural mountain community is taking to keep residents and visitors safe.
Local government, private businesses and nonprofits have joined the Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau to launch Sedona | Safe.Clean.Ready, a community-wide embrace of CDC-inspired safety guidelines honored by hundreds of businesses - restaurants, jeep tours, art galleries, resorts and more - who have registered their commitment for all to see on SedonaSafeCleanReady.com. From canyons to campgrounds, main streets to mountain peaks, we are implementing frequent and thorough handwashing, easy access to hand sanitizer, respiratory etiquette, employee masks, and proper training on sanitation and disposal. Many businesses have committed to new employee policies to conduct regular health checks and temperature screenings, and flexible employee hours. Hands-free payment options, disposable menus, individually packaged items, and no contact check-in and check-out are a few more examples of our dedication.
Just as important, Sedona | Safe.Clean.Ready enlists everyone - including you - in the cooperative effort to keep Sedona the safest, as well as the most beautiful, place on Earth. On the website and around red rock country, you will see eight reminders of how you can help - such as avoiding congregating in public places, wearing a mask when physical distancing is not possible, staying home if you are not feeling well, and observing physical distance guidelines.
Takeout, Delivery or Dine In
As you peruse Sedona’s culinary options - you can choose to enjoy your cowboy steak, soft shell crab tempura, Milanese fritto misto or any of our endless appetizers, entrees and aperitifs as a carefully-spaced and sanitized in-house experience, handy take out, or delivery to wherever you happen to be when hunger strikes. You can even include tasty local beer or wine in your delivery order.
No matter what troubles the world, Sedona’s timeless expanses offer mild temperatures and bluebird-blue skies. At dusk, dynamite sunsets ignite Sedona’s red rocks. The weather is ideal for outdoor activities in the surrounding 1.8 million acres of national forest. Whether you’re an avid (or budding) cyclist, hiker, golfer, angler or horseback rider, photographer, or birder, Sedona offers the terrain, trails, courses,parks to satisfy. Yes, the Sedona trails are open.
Our list of outdoor maps and trails can help you get started.
For a unique experience on roads less traveled, try Sedona’s Secret 7, a guide to off-the-beaten-path activities for your next visit.
Heal the Mind and the Body
Sedona’s spiritual and wellness community are a balm to the quarantined soul. A spiritual vacation in Sedona’s serene natural surroundings inspire peace and contemplation. Sedona’s vortexes are thought to be swirling centers of energy conducive to healing and revival. Many people feel inspired, recharged and uplifted after absorbing the soothing vibes of a Sedona. But, you don’t need to go to a vortex to feel Sedona’s energy - it’s all around you in Red Rock Country. It’s ironic that the most beautiful place on earth is famous for what you can’t see.
Our weather makes yoga al fresco especially invigorating and calming, so hike up Little Horse Trail and lay down your yoga mat near the rock spire “Madonna and the Nuns,” or climb Thunder Mountain where you can flow through sun salutations or simply meditate surrounded by Nature’s creations.
Fresh mountain air and inspirational surroundings are the perfect setting for Sedona’s three-day YouTopia itinerary. Several SedonaSafeCleanReady.com spas have reopened, some with new, unique offerings inspired during self-quarantine, such as innovative 60-minute teletherapy spa sessions and virtual personal and couples retreats.
Embrace Red Rock Country
As Sedona carefully and mindfully begins re-energizing in a post-shutdown environment, prudent travelers will find safety-conscious hotels and spas as well as ample choice of accommodations that lend themselves to distancing such as dispersed and developed campgrounds, beautifully appointed RV parks, and select cabins and short term rentals.
SedonaSafeCleanReady.com is the perfect resource for scoping out the hundreds of Sedona businesses ready to meet your safety requirements and the practices we encourage among our visitors so you can do your part to help keep Sedona safe.
As we gradually explore what the future holds for our unique and beautiful setting, we encourage you to stay in touch with us through the Sedona Travel Advisory page, which has the most up to date information on and contact info to get your specific questions answered by a trained, helpful team.
Stay Safe. Stay Strong. Stay Curious. Stay Informed.
We hope to see you here soon, in the Most Beautiful Place on Earth.