Sedona Journals

Sedona

An April 2005 trip to Sedona by lgarcia45

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Sedona

Overview

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Sedona begs to be seen up-close and personally. Its beauty is ethereal. Just driving through on the way to Phoenix or the Grand Canyon is not enough. You will want to hike the many trials (from easy to challenging) around and up Sedona's famous red-rock formations. Nice overlooks perfect for photography are as follows: Chapel of the Holy Cross on Chapel Road, right off Highway 179. Be sure to note the home being built just below with an Observatory. The airport (really!) on Airport Road off 89A. The airport is located on a mesa and offers commanding views of Sedona. Quick Tips: A pass is needed to hike/park in most all areas leading to the red rock formations. Be sure to stop at the National...Read More

Yavapai Restaurant

Restaurant | "Yavapai Dining Room"

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The Yavapai is located on the grounds of the Enchantment Resort in Boyton Canyon. Our lunch here ranked as one of the ten most memorable I have ever had for the following reasons: 1) The ethereal beauty of the view - The dining room boasts a 180-degree view of Boyton Canyon. The day of our visit, the weather was cool, dry, and sunny, so we sat outside. We could see swallows and hawks soaring around the red rocks, and with our binoculars, pick out hikers climbing the rocks. 2) The excellent meal - Although the kitchen was a tad slow, we didn't mind with the view. Order a Prickly Pear Margarita. The delicious pink concoction is served with a garnish of the candied fruit of the prickly pear c...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 6, 2005

Yavapai Restaurant
525 Boynton Canyon
Sedona, Arizona 86336
+1 928 204 6000; Res

Red Rock Loop

Attraction

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We only had time to do part of the hike. Although it’s classified as "beginner," you will need the proper foot attire and water. The red rocks break and slide, so take care when crossing them. The trail starts off with flatish grasslands of juniper and changes into oak woodland closer to the creek. This is as far as we had time to go (1.5 hours).We saw mountain bikers on the path, but parts were so treacherous, they had to port their bikes. Follow the rock cairns sheathed in chicken wire to stay on the path.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 6, 2005

Red Rock Loop
Red Rock State Park
Sedona, Arizona 86336