Sedona

Sedona

Notes

  • Sedona is a nice little town between Phoenix and the Grand Canyon. Sedona’s main attraction is its array of red sandstone formations, the Red Rocks of Sedona. The formations appear to glow in brilliant orange and red when illuminated by the rising or setting sun. I see the rising Sun about twice a year, so I can only testify that the red rocks looks great during the setting sun. The Red Rocks form a popular backdrop for many activities, ranging from spiritual pursuits to the hundreds of hiking and mountain biking trails.
  • Local Marketing BS claims that Sedona has areas where the Earth’s magnetism is said to have special properties. The claim goes that there are 5 of these New Age vortices – located at Bell Rock, Airport Mesa, Cathedral Rock, Boynton Canyon, and Schnebly Hill. Local businesses will give out free maps with the location of each Vortex shown. You can take a vortex tour from one of many local guides, or hike to the sites yourself. Look for cairns marking the vortex sites. YMMV.
  • Local and Nearby attractions:
    • Take the scenic route on the way in. The drive on 89/89A from Prescott to Jerome to Sedona is pretty good. Jerome is a unique little town in the mountains, definitely worth visiting. It also offers great views of the Sedona Red rocks.
    • Shop and dine at Tlaquepaque (ta-la-kee-pa-kee)
    • Walnut Canyon National Monument – Must See
    • Petrified Forest National Park (34.815237, -109.865316) and (35.065618, -109.782224)
    • Vineyards
    • Out of Africa Wildlife Park

To-do for next time

  • Hiking through red rocks

Itinerary

Day 1

  • Bell Rock (34.80613, -111.76632)
  • Montezuma’s Castle (34.61139, -111.83848) (MUST SEE)
  • Chapel of the Holy Cross (34.83249, -111.76582) – Must See
  • Sedona Airport Overlook (34.85285, -111.78953)
  • Tuzigoot National Monument

Day 2

  • Meteor Crater National Landmark (35.03308, -111.02281)
  • Walnut Canyon National Monument (35.17195, -111.50914) – Must See
  • Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument (35.36283, -111.51880) and (35.37148, -111.49016)

Sedona

Pictures taken with a Canon T3I and 18-55 and 55-250 kit lenses. No filters were used. No post-processing was done.

Courthouse Butte - Sedona
Courthouse Butte – Sedona
Courthouse Butte - Sedona
Courthouse Butte – Sedona
Chapel Of The Holy Cross - Sedona
Chapel Of The Holy Cross – Sedona
Chapel Of The Holy Cross - Sedona
Chapel Of The Holy Cross – Sedona
Chapel Of The Holy Cross - Sedona
Chapel Of The Holy Cross – Sedona
Chapel Of The Holy Cross - Sedona
Chapel Of The Holy Cross – Sedona
Chapel Of The Holy Cross - Sedona
Chapel Of The Holy Cross – Sedona
Chapel Of The Holy Cross - Sedona
Chapel Of The Holy Cross – Sedona
Chapel Of The Holy Cross - Sedona
Chapel Of The Holy Cross – Sedona
Chapel Of The Holy Cross - Sedona
Chapel Of The Holy Cross – Sedona
Chapel Of The Holy Cross - Sedona
Chapel Of The Holy Cross – Sedona
Chapel Of The Holy Cross - Sedona
Chapel Of The Holy Cross – Sedona
Chapel Of The Holy Cross - Sedona
Chapel Of The Holy Cross – Sedona
Chapel Of The Holy Cross - Sedona
Chapel Of The Holy Cross – Sedona
Chapel Of The Holy Cross - Sedona
Chapel Of The Holy Cross – Sedona
Chapel Of The Holy Cross - Sedona
Row numbers in Roman Numerals made from railroad spikes welded together
Chapel Of The Holy Cross – Sedona Row numbers in Roman Numerals made from railroad spikes welded together
Archangel Michael
17th Century Mexico
Hand carved, painted and gilded
Archangel Michael 17th Century Mexico Hand carved, painted and gilded
Chapel Of The Holy Cross - Sedona
Chapel Of The Holy Cross – Sedona
Chapel Of The Holy Cross - Sedona

That huge mansion is owned by one Ioan Cosmescu, founder of a medical devices company. See the inside of the mansion here - http://s304.photobucket.com/albums/nn165/notthebarbie74/Sedona/Romanian%20Mansion%20in%20Sedona/
Chapel Of The Holy Cross – Sedona That huge mansion is owned by one Ioan Cosmescu, founder of a medical devices company. See the inside of the mansion here – http://s304.photobucket.com/albums/nn165/notthebarbie74/Sedona/Romanian%20Mansion%20in%20Sedona/
Chapel Of The Holy Cross - Sedona

That huge mansion is owned by one Ioan Cosmescu, founder of a medical devices company. See the inside of the mansion here - http://s304.photobucket.com/albums/nn165/notthebarbie74/Sedona/Romanian%20Mansion%20in%20Sedona/
Chapel Of The Holy Cross – Sedona That huge mansion is owned by one Ioan Cosmescu, founder of a medical devices company. See the inside of the mansion here – http://s304.photobucket.com/albums/nn165/notthebarbie74/Sedona/Romanian%20Mansion%20in%20Sedona/
Chapel Of The Holy Cross - Sedona
Chapel Of The Holy Cross – Sedona
Chapel Of The Holy Cross - Sedona
Chapel Of The Holy Cross – Sedona
Airport Mesa - Sedona
Airport Mesa – Sedona
Airport Mesa - Sedona
Airport Mesa – Sedona
Montezuma Castle National Monument 
http://www.nps.gov/moca/index.htm
Montezuma Castle National Monument http://www.nps.gov/moca/index.htm
Montezuma Castle National Monument 
http://www.nps.gov/moca/index.htm
Montezuma Castle National Monument http://www.nps.gov/moca/index.htm
Montezuma Castle National Monument 
http://www.nps.gov/moca/index.htm
Montezuma Castle National Monument http://www.nps.gov/moca/index.htm
Montezuma Castle National Monument 
http://www.nps.gov/moca/index.htm
Montezuma Castle National Monument http://www.nps.gov/moca/index.htm
Montezuma Castle National Monument 
http://www.nps.gov/moca/index.htm
Montezuma Castle National Monument http://www.nps.gov/moca/index.htm
Montezuma Castle National Monument 
http://www.nps.gov/moca/index.htm
Montezuma Castle National Monument http://www.nps.gov/moca/index.htm
Montezuma Castle National Monument 
http://www.nps.gov/moca/index.htm
Montezuma Castle National Monument http://www.nps.gov/moca/index.htm
Montezuma Castle National Monument 
http://www.nps.gov/moca/index.htm
Montezuma Castle National Monument http://www.nps.gov/moca/index.htm
Cool Camouflage pattern on a tree bark
Cool Camouflage pattern on a tree bark
Tuzigoot National Monument 
http://www.nps.gov/tuzi/index.htm
Tuzigoot National Monument http://www.nps.gov/tuzi/index.htm
Tuzigoot National Monument 
http://www.nps.gov/tuzi/index.htm
Tuzigoot National Monument http://www.nps.gov/tuzi/index.htm
Tuzigoot National Monument 
http://www.nps.gov/tuzi/index.htm
Tuzigoot National Monument http://www.nps.gov/tuzi/index.htm
Tuzigoot National Monument 
http://www.nps.gov/tuzi/index.htm
Tuzigoot National Monument http://www.nps.gov/tuzi/index.htm
Tuzigoot National Monument http://www.nps.gov/tuzi/index.htm
Tuzigoot National Monument http://www.nps.gov/tuzi/index.htm
Tuzigoot National Monument 
http://www.nps.gov/tuzi/index.htm
Tuzigoot National Monument http://www.nps.gov/tuzi/index.htm
Tuzigoot National Monument 
http://www.nps.gov/tuzi/index.htm
Tuzigoot National Monument http://www.nps.gov/tuzi/index.htm
Walnut Canyon National Monument http://www.nps.gov/waca/index.htm
Walnut Canyon National Monument http://www.nps.gov/waca/index.htm
The Sinagua Indians inhabited the cliff dwellings. The Sinagua built their homes under limestone ledges, deep within the canyon, some time between 1125 and 1250 AD. They left mysteriously around the year 1250 for reasons that are still unknown.
The Sinagua Indians inhabited the cliff dwellings. The Sinagua built their homes under limestone ledges, deep within the canyon, some time between 1125 and 1250 AD. They left mysteriously around the year 1250 for reasons that are still unknown.
The Sinagua Indians inhabited the cliff dwellings. The Sinagua built their homes under limestone ledges, deep within the canyon, some time between 1125 and 1250 AD. They left mysteriously around the year 1250 for reasons that are still unknown.
The Sinagua Indians inhabited the cliff dwellings. The Sinagua built their homes under limestone ledges, deep within the canyon, some time between 1125 and 1250 AD. They left mysteriously around the year 1250 for reasons that are still unknown.
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon
Sinagua cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon