Monday, September 26, 2022

Why do people visit Sedona?


Sunset casts a magnificent glow over the rocks.

The obvious answer is for the majestic red rock scenery. The red-orange color of surrounding rocks is not only beautiful but many people claim these rocks have inspirational and spiritual properties.

Although Sedona is in the Arizona desert, there is plenty of evergreen vegetation. This contributes to the unique energy people feel when in this environment. The climate is generally mild, but winter snow can add a stunning contrast of colors.

hiking toward Cathedral Rock

Surrounded by red-rock buttes, steep canyon walls, and pine forests, Sedona offers trailheads for all skill levels of hiking or biking. Even if you’re not super physical, there are other ways to appreciate this region. Jeep rides are plentiful for exploring landscapes beyond paved roads. Uptown Sedona is filled with New Age shops, spas, and art galleries. Wineries, river rafting, golfing, and natural swimming areas are abundant, as are accommodations in all price ranges.

Magnificent Chapel of the Holy Cross is built into the rock.

Hiking on Airport Road trail 

Layers of rock show geology of the region.
Enjoy tastings at many of the region's 
wineries--here at Alcantara Winery

Each time we visit Sedona, we find new ways and places to explore. As we get older, our activities are starting to shift from active adventures to calm appreciation of all the town has to offer. I hope you enjoy this photo tour of one of the most beautiful places in the U.S.

Fun for all ages at Slide Rock State Park

Golf in a beautiful setting at Oak Creek Country Club

Take a train ride through the Verde River Valley.

Photos by Larry and Beverly Burmeier

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