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Sedona 

One of the most beautiful and most popular places to visit in Arizona. Here are some of our favorite things to do! 

Take a Hike 

There are so many hikes of various ability levels. The good news is that they are all pretty because you're in Sedona, so you can't really go wrong. 

Some of our favorites include 

  • Bear Mountain this is a tough 4.9 mile hike with panoramic views at the top; for an easier hike try Doe Mountain across the street. ​

    • After your hike go to the Enchantment resort for a drink or food. You won't be disappointed by the amazing views and the beautiful grounds of the resort. ​

  • Brins Mesa Trail - right near the main drag of Sedona. This is a less popular hike. Still has great views 

  • Cathedral Rock

  • Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte 

  • Oak Creek Canyon 

  • Cathedral Rock 

Go Wine Tasting 

Wine tasting is a fun way to spend a day or unwind after a long hike ​

  • Page Springs Cellars: the grounds here are beautiful. They have a window that you can order cheeseboards and bottles of wine. Grab a bottle and stroll over to the creek for a perfect afternoon 

  • Javelina Leap: right down the street from Page Springs. One of the Lost Saguaro favorites in the area 

  • Alcantara Vineyards: Another fantastic outdoor area. 

    • If you are feeling adventurous check out the water to wine experience at Alcantara Vineyards where you kayak down the Verde River to the vineyard

Eat at the Sedona Airport

This one might sound a little odd. The airport is a great place to take in all of the views Sedona has to offer. The restaurant is fantastic. Eat and drink up on the mesa with views of the red rocks and planes coming and going. 

 

Cottonwood 

20 minutes from Sedona and generally less crowded, Cottonwood has a lively little downtown with shops, wine bars, breweries and restaurants. 

  • check out the numerous Forest Service Roads in the area, there is a lot of great boondocking 

Jerome 

This once mining town is perched on the mountainside 16 minutes away from Cottonwood.  

This town has revitalized over the years and now boasts funky shops, restaurants and wine bars 

It is supposedly "haunted" 

  • Check out live music at the Spirit Room 

  • Go to Caduceus Cellars Tasting Room for beautiful views and great wine 

  • Drive to Mingus Mountain

  • Drive to Prescott 

Sample Itinerary

Looking for a quick few days in Sedona? Look no Further

Day 1: Drive to Sedona from Phoenix ​

  • Only a few hours from Phoenix. On your way into town check out either Bell Rock or Cathedral Rock. Take a hike and some pictures 

  • Go to Telepaque shops. It's touristy, yes, but if you are from out of state there are a few cool shops to see here 

  • Drive through the town and explore a bit 

  • Have lunch or dinner at the airport depending on the time; the airport is a great place to watch the sunset over the town 

  • Camp near Sedona, use iOverlander to find a good spot  

Day 2: ​

  • Take a quick hike in the morning 

  • Drive to one of the Vineyards for lunch and wine tasting 

  • Drive to Jerome 

  • Have dinner in Cottonwood or Jerome depending on preference 

    • If you are feeling spooky stay the night in Jerome's Haunted Hotel ​

    • Boondock near Cottonwood. 

Day 3: 

  • Wake up really early and Explore Oak Creek Canyon and Slide Rock (this area gets super busy so it may not be worth it depending on the traffic and time of year) 

  • Drive up the 89 A to Flagstaff for a scenic route 

  • Alternate to 89 A

    • Stop for lunch in Sedona or at the Enchantment Resort. If at the Enchantment makes sure to hike Doe Mountain or Bear Mountain 

    • Return to Phoenix 

Other Options: 

  • Book at Jeep Tour 

  • Book a wine tasting tour 

  • Kayak to Alctantara Vineyard 

  • Take the Verde Valley Train 

  • Rent an ATV or side by side and explore the red rocks 

  • cool off in Oak Creek 

  • Visit one of the Vortices 

  • Have a spa day at one of the many amazing resorts