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Mays Landing, New Jersey
March 20, 2010
From journal Stunningly Scenic Sedona
Heidelberg, Virginia, Germany
May 18, 2006
From journal Weekend Escape to Scottsdale, Arizona & the Sedona
August 20, 2006
From journal A Sedona Inspiration
December 15, 2004
From journal A Geologist's Dream, A Layman's Rocky Paradise
March 8, 2004
It is required that most visitors park much further down the hill and face a steep walk upward. Exceptions are made for people with legal handicap parking permits and tour vans. If you arrive via tour bus, you will still have to park further down and walk up.
What do you find at the top? The view, a hoard of chatty visitors and tour guides talking at the top of their voices, people climbing on the rocks totally disobeying signs advising not to do so and a fair number of desert plants that survive the climate.
The view also now includes a remarkably close-up view of some Hollywood superstar’s mansion (including observatory) that is under construction just below the chapel. All sorts of folks try to build as close as possible to the famed vortex energy forces that some believe exist in Sedona.
It is certainly worth making the climb up, but remember, they who go up have to make their way down. I tried very hard to make sure that I didn't do so on my backside!
No charge for admission. Donations accepted. Small gift shop inside the chapel.
From journal Jerome AZ, Vortex, and Elder Hippies
Charlotte, North Carolina
April 30, 2001
If you have 15-20 minutes to spare, this is a nice thing to see. You can park right next to the chapel. The hours are 9 to 5 and there is a small gift shop. The weather wasn’t very nice when we were there so it wasn’t very crowded. Judging by the size of the parking lot, it probably gets a fair number of visitors.
From journal Sedona: Health and Fitness in the Desert
by unorthodox traveler
January 8, 2001
I parked my car on the road below and walked up the steep hill to the chapel.I was fortunate in visiting this place in late afternoon and apparently avoided the tour buses.
From journal Sedona-A Mysterious Experience
Madison, New Hampshire
May 16, 2004
I spoke with several others from various groups and discovered the diverse beliefs and cultures yet all had a very similar experience as we did. I tell everyone who goes to Sedona to find the Chape of the Cross (it's off the beaten path) and experience the tranquil feeling of peace that washes over you as you enter it.
From journal Sedona Awakening
Little Rock,, Arkansas
May 7, 2001
From journal The red, red rocks of Sedona
by JANET S
ROCK ISLAND, Illinois
April 1, 2003
Keep in mind, this is a Catholic church, and is a house of worship. You can go there to look around or to come in to light a candle or pray. Although there are many people around, most are respectful of the purpose of the place and walk about quietly. The church has a sense of peace that encourages people of all faiths to sit a bit and contemplate.
The basement of the building houses a small gift shop, with primarily religous items. There are no taxes on the purchases.
There is no admission charge to visit the chapel. A donation box is set up next to the door but there is no pressure to contribute.
From journal Sedona: Red Rocks/Pink Jeeps