Sedona Travel Guide
Cathedral Rock © Adam Baker
Sedona is one of the most striking geographical locations in the US. Located in the heart of Red Rock Country, the sandstone cliffs and plateaus provide a stunning backdrop for this small yet bustling town. Only 120 miles (193km) north of Phoenix, Sedona is fast becoming one of Arizona's top holiday destinations.
Sedona is a paradise for outdoor activity. Visitors can mountain bike, quad bike, hike, rock climb, horseback ride, and camp to popular trails like the Broken Arrow, Cathedral Rock, Devil's Bridge, Bell Rock, and Soldier's Pass.
A unique attraction of Sedona is its reputation as the site of the confluence of five large vortexes. It is said that the strong magnetism of the earth in Sedona has natural healing properties. As a result the city has a thriving New Age medicine industry.
You'll find a multitude of spas, herbalists, healers and spiritual guides. The vortices are said to be concentrated at Bell Rock, Airport Mesa, Cathedral Rock, Boynton Canyon, and Schnebly Hill, and there are many guided tours of these sites available from Sedona.
Shopping in Sedona offers a number of stores filled with Native American arts and crafts as well as New Age shops stocking crystals and healing products. For the culture lovers, Hozho Plaza is home to a number of art galleries, featuring local artists' sculptures, paintings, and jewellery.
Tourists eating out have a variety of restaurants and bars to choose from, catering to every budget and taste, some rated among the best in Arizona. Whether you journey to Sedona for the thrill of climbing the cliffs and diving into the rock pools, or to be soothed and pampered in a local spa, Sedona receives and accommodates all.
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