An outdoor lover's paradise, Sedona is known the world round for it's awe-inspiring beauty and natural wonders.
With hundreds of miles of beautiful hikes for all skill levels, an abundance of Red Rock excitement, a majestic pine forest and a river-fed creek that even makes a great slide, it's hard to choose your ideal way to explore.
Let us help. Below you will find some of our favorite trails, fishing spots, spiritual wonders and outdoor adventures to best help you enjoy Sedona's outdoor beauty.
World renowned for their trails, Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon are the perfect playgrounds for those that love to hike, bike, ATV and more.
To best pick the ideal trail for yourself and your skill level, see the maps below based on location and/or click here to view a great comprehensive description and rating of each trail.
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This is a short, steep climb into the saddle points or "gaps" of Cathedral Rock. The towering side rocks keep the saddle points shaded and breezy; but the lower portion of the trail is bare red rock with total sun exposure - be careful if you're doing this in the summer.
This flat loop around massive Courthouse Butte takes you to two interesting rock formations: Bell Rock (a well-known landmark and purported vortex site) and Spaceship Rock (hidden and under-appreciated).
This loop trail gives you panoramic views of Sedona's best-known red rock landmarks (plus the occasional thrill of getting buzzed by vintage aircraft). There is also a short detour to a mini-mesa that's a popular vortex spot
The best parts of this trail are at the beginning (the Kachina Woman rock formation) and the end (the cool back of the canyon with ponderosa pines). In between there is a less scenic stretch, that seems to take forever on hot days, along the security fence of a resort - meaning that this isn't the greatest choice for a summer hike.