Sedona Journals

Simply Sedona

A September 2003 trip to Sedona by Malahini

View from Lower Red Rock Loop Road Photo, Sedona, Arizona More Photos
Quote: Besides being a convenient hub for many day trips, including the Grand Canyon, this spot has a feast of scenic drives. On this return to Sedona for 16 days, we went in our own car.

Simply Sedona

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Overview

View from Lower Red Rock Loop Road Photo, Sedona, Arizona
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Try describing the Taj Mahal to a blind man and you'll understand the need to use more than words to describe the red rock scenery of this area. But a four photo/entry limit is also restrictive – hence, I plan several entries in this journal for the various drives in the Sedona vicinity. And you don't even have to drive. We had glorious views of cliffs and sunsets from all three condos where we lodged. For more photos of the vicinity, see my other journals. Throughout the area, you'll need a Red Rock Pass for your car if you plan to park along the scenic drives. Get them at any of the 5 visitors centers or 11 National Forest locations around town. Weekly passes are , but free if you have a Nat...Read More

Schnebly Hill

Attraction | "Schnebly Hill Road"

Schnebly Hill Photo, Sedona, Arizona
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Here's one of the most adventurous and scenic drives we've found in the area. Of course, we haven't been on all of them. But here's some supporting evidence: that was the recommendation of the guide in a visitor center; we encountered more Jeep Tour vehicles while on that road than anywhere else in Sedona; and the climb was higher here than on any other drive - so the views commanded further horizons. The guidebooks I've read give prominence to two drives: this and the Chapel of the Holy Cross. From many overlooks, the town of Sedona was visible in the far distance. The drive is long, the climb is sometimes steep, and the road is washboarded gravel. The dust is noticeable - especially if you're ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 25, 2003

Schnebly Hill

Sedona, Arizona 86336

Slide Rock State Park

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Attraction

Slide Rock State Park Photo, Sedona, Arizona
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Here's one of the signature attractions from Sedona, just seven miles north via Oak Creek Canyon road (Highway 89A). Great spot for cooling off in the creek, picnicing, or red rock viewing. There's an admission fee unless you have a state park pass. Drinks, sandwiches, snacks, and picnic supplies are available at the (on-site) Sllide Rock Market. The site is an old apple orchard and farm begun by Frank Pendleton, a pioneer who came in 1907 to establish a unique irrigation system still in use. The old farmstead, implements, and orchard are open for viewing. But the charm of the park is the water activities along the slick slide rock chute through the colorful rocks. Remember to bring wat...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 6, 2003

Slide Rock State Park
7 miles north via Oak Creek Canyon road (Highway 89A)
Sedona, Arizona