Sedona Journals

Hiking & Biking Paradise

A November 2006 trip to Sedona by metak8

Quote: If you want to enjoy easy, intermediate or strenuous mountain biking and hiking trails surrounded by spectacular scenery and stay in moderate to luxury properties, Sedona is your ideal vacation destination.

Hiking & Biking Paradise

Overview

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Outdoor lovers can immerse themselves in golf, hiking, mountain biking, jeep tours and other ways to explore the spectacular red rock scenery. History and culture buffs will enjoy the nearby historic national monuments. Relaxers can enjoy spas and pools and lots of sunshine.

Quick Tips:

Get a Red Rocks Pass and hike some of the easily accessed trails. Do not expect nightlife and much dining availability past 9pm.

Best Way To Get Around:

Car rental and mountain bike.

Javelina Cantina

Restaurant | "Javalina Cantina"

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A bit pricey for Mexican, which is usually a bargain. Tucked away on the back side of the Hillside shopping center, this is one of the few restaurants in a gallery-intensive area. The lack of soft surfaces boost its noise level, and the food is decent but nothing to write home about. Instead of sour cream, a fresh cream is included with most dishes.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on December 2, 2006

Javelina Cantina
671 State Route 179
Sedona, Arizona 86336
+1 928 282 1313; +1

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You can watch the private planes takeoff and land as you dine. There are 10% coupons available all over town, especially at the airport lookout during sunset and at the Art Mart's front desk. The veggie lasagna is reasonably priced and generously filled with a decent variety of veggies. There are nightly specials features all-you-can eat arrangements of seafood and such.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 2, 2006

Sedona Airport Restaurant
1185 Airport Road
Sedona, Arizona 86336
(928) 282-3576

Casa Bonita

Restaurant

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Bargain dining with lots of options for vegetarians, including a generously stuffed spinach enchilada. Festive decor, especially the tables and chairs, brighten its otherwise dark interior (strange, in such a sun-filled place). Lunch is served until 3pm - perfect for leisurely vacationers or those whose late morning hikes require a early afternoon meal.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 2, 2006

Casa Bonita
164 Coffee Pot Drive
Sedona, AZ 86336
(928) 282-2728

Coconino National Forest

Attraction | "Coconino National Forest Hikes"

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If you start the Brewer trail from the airport road's trailhead, you'll have a descending outbound route and an ascending return. It's not terribly steep, but it is awfully beautiful, with panoramic views of bell and cathedral rocks.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 2, 2006

Coconino National Forest
2323 East Greenlaw Lane
Flagstaff, Arizona 86004
(928) 527-3600

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A full day trip from Sedona can allow you to fully experience all the short hikes available from the main loop route of Petrified Forest National Park. This alien scenery includes a huge collection of petrified wood plus badlands and great views of the painted desert to the north and east. A real eye-popper.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 2, 2006

Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona 86028
(928) 524-6228

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First, get some cash then pull over along route 89a (at the Dairy Queen just north of uptown Sedona and the Oak Creek canyon lookout) plus route 64 between Cameron and the east entrance to the south rim of the Grand Canyon. Then enjoy the handcrafted, one-of-a-kind native American jewelry and other tchotchas. The Little Colorado river lookout is a particularly good distraction with lots of vendors plus a warm up view of a small gash in the earth.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 2, 2006

About the Writer

metak8

metak8
fairfax, Virginia