"Sedona: General and Spiritual" Top 5 Page for this destination Sedona by goingsolo

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Sedona general and spiritual

Sedona, home of the red rocks and haven to new age followers seeking enlightenment, is a sedate and scenic community only 2 hours North of Phoenix and about 2.5 hours south of the Grand Canyon. With an elevation of 4500 ft, Sedona has a relatively mild climate, although it can get cool in the winter, especially at night. Sedonas landscape is marked by red rock formations such as Cathedral, Bell and the recently renamed Snoopy Rock. These areas are rumored to possess mystical powers and to contain energy centers known as the vortexes. Boynton Canyon, just outside Sedona, is surrounded by Coconino National Forest and was supposedly the area which provided Walt Disney with the inspiration for the "Thunder Mountain Railroad" attraction. Oak Creek, which flows through its namesake canyon and portions of Red Rock State Park, is said to heal and cleanse the spirit.

Sedona outdoors

Sedona has an abundance of activities, such that a first time visitor can easily spend a week in this area. Nearby Boynton Canyon and Red Rock State Park have numerous hiking trails. Pink Jeep tours (www.pinkjeep.com) offers four wheel drive excursions into the red rock areas as well. Sedona has world class golfing. As for culture, Sedona also has many art galleries and shops, particularly of the New Age variety, featuring elaborate crystals, candles and other items.

Sedona evening

Although short on nightlife, Sedona is not lacking in fine cuisine. The Yavapai restaurant in Enchantment Resort is nothing short of spectacular, and the 5 star jacket only restaurant at L'Auberge is said to be worth the steep price.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:striking red rock scenery and abundant hiking opportunities
  • Cons:lack of a nightlife (of that's what you're seeking, seek elsewhere)
  • In a nutshell:Central Arizona's energy center
  • Last visit to Sedona: Nov 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Mar 28, 2011 at 2:29 AM

    What lovely colours in the Rocks and formation's in this area. Nice photo's!

  • Jul 23, 2010 at 2:51 PM

    Can you refer me to any Shaman that you think are amazing and that you trust? Thank you!

  • GenXVoice's Profile Photo
    Jul 15, 2010 at 10:11 AM

    Great Sedona pages and tips! :)

  • monica71's Profile Photo
    Feb 24, 2010 at 9:40 AM

    great pages, tips and information with lots of details about the area. congratulations on a superb presentation of Sedona!

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2007 at 2:47 AM

    Just loved your tips ;-)

  • SURFIN7TH's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2006 at 10:58 AM

    I hope to visit Sedona this year and now I'm even more interested! great page.

  • Toyin's Profile Photo
    Dec 24, 2005 at 2:20 AM

    This page is a pleasant reminder of my visit to Sedona in 2001. Great tips. Regards.

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Jul 19, 2005 at 4:46 AM

    Vortexes, yin/yang/balanced earth, spirit animals, UFOs, faith healers ... all fascinating stuff, even for an open-minded unbeliever like myself. A very interesting page on a corner of Arizona I have yet to visit. Would love to go hiking there.

  • butterfly_girl's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2005 at 6:24 AM

    Great page on Sedona....love the pictures and your impressions of this beautiful spot! Thanks for stopping by my Peru page!

  • Pavlik_NL's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2005 at 8:08 AM

    Hmm, as if it was yesterday and I was looking over your shoulder. The pictures bring back so many sweet memories. Thanks "L" and please keep up this great work. Greets, Paul


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