Blogs from Sedona, Arizona, United States, North America


North America » United States » Arizona » Sedona January 7th 2020

Today provided some stark contrasts in colour - the deep vibrant red of the rocks surrounding Sedona against the bright clean white of the foot of snow just up the road at Oak Creek. First stop was Fay Canyon, a short walk through the forest, punctuated by small patches of snow and ice crystals on surrounding rocks, while being overshadowed by enormous sheer cliffs of red and cream on either side. A short scramble up some rocks (five wheel drive required on descent) into the guts of the canyon to overlook the valley below. Next stop Boynton Canyon - we’d been warned that the canyon walk itself was impassable due to snow and ice (and possibly our laziness) so we opted for the shorter steeper overlook trail. And we were not disappointed! A beautiful climb to ... read more
On the way up to Boynton Canyon Vista
If Beeb’s in a t-shirt, you can be sure it’s not cold!
Cowboy snowperson

North America » United States » Arizona » Sedona January 6th 2020

Hmm, not overly sure I’m a fan of this ‘under your own steam’ caper we’ve got going on here. I quite liked the sitting on a horse and letting someone else do all the work! Nonetheless, here we are in Sedona, ready to check out the stunning rock formations that surround the whole area. Naturally, the girls have been overwhelmed with our enthusiasm for the natural surrounds...oh wow, look at those rocks...we’ve warned them to expect that a lot over the next few days. Who isn’t enthralled by the riveting tales of Geology 101?! First stop was Cathedral Rock where we clambered up some red rock formations (me only part way) to enjoy some stunning views. Some were more interested in the morning tea on offer. Next stop was the Mescal Trail towards Devil’s Bridge. A ... read more
View from Cathedral Rock
Strike a pose
Taking a break towards the Bridge

North America » United States » Arizona » Sedona September 12th 2019

Fran's trip to Jamye Price's Light language course. Flight and hore car from Flagstaff. Stayed in airbnb right near Bell Rock (trinity). Met many lovely people, especially Astarah.... read more

North America » United States » Arizona » Sedona April 23rd 2019

Weather: 70s and beautiful States: Arizona Cities: Williams, Flagstaff, Sedona Miles: 63 Hours: 2 hrs 48 min (driving there, through, and back) Sites: Sedona, Red Rock PInk Jeep tours Restaurant: 89 Agave Hotel/Home: Lovely Little Log Cabin in Williams VRBO #1083110 Movies: Audible: Resisting Happiness (get you thinking book- has a religious base- it is good) This is a book that you can listen to a chapter (short) and ponder it.We are listening to it in bits. Everyone seems to like it. Today was a great day. We got up leisurely, had breakfast, and headed to Sedona for the day. Paul and I have been there and we like it there. We thought the kids would, too. We stopped in Flagstaff for an oil change which Ford was supposed to do at the last check up ... read more

North America » United States » Arizona » Sedona December 17th 2018

My main focus on trips is animal viewing and photography. It was already too cold to see any reptiles, (sniff sniff!), but I looked for other types of animals and tried to take the nicest landscapes pictures I could. With all these colors in the rocks, the most important factor for photographs is sunlight, in the best angle possible with clear skies. The red of the mountains kind of glow when sun is a bit low in the sky. But end of fall season helps in that matter, because sun never goes that high in the sky, when you're not in the tropics. The day when I explored Bell rock and CourtHouse butte, was for me, the best to photograph mountains. I was able to photograph some animals as well. Enjoy!... read more
Bell rock
courthouse butte

North America » United States » Arizona » Sedona December 13th 2018

Second time in Arizona. Last time was in the south, in Tucson region to mainly visit the Sonora desert. This time, I stayed in Sedona's region and visit the surroundings, including a trip to grand canyon. The small city of Sedona is surrounded by mountains of all shapes and having many colors, but red is the dominant color. Plenty of accommodations in the region. There are 2 main aspects defining the region: a-nature, landscapes, hiking trails, jeep and atv. b-Arts galleries of all sorts, yoga, and other "cosmic things". For me, first aspect is the draw. City is surrounded by hiking trails, going in desert, forest, around or on top on mountains. We spend 10 days there, and we didn't do a third of all trails!! Trails are well maintained and maps are available. The views ... read more
view on Thunder mountain trail
Prickly pear cactus in abondance.
view on Thunder mountain trail

North America » United States » Arizona » Sedona November 7th 2018

I consider the Sedona Vortex is a very real natural geo-physical force located in the red rock formations around Sedona, Arizona. I get a good feeling inside me every time I visited Sedona since my first time in 1984. The Native Americans considered this sacred ground for thousands of years. Later a number of internet sites appeared dealing with their interpretation of the Sedona Vortex. I do not agree 100% with the internet sites, but they appear to know that a natural force exists in the Sedona redrocks Vortex. This series I am working on is my 2017 September camping and survival trip. I added some older pics to complete my story, and dated the older stock pics. Not everything goes like planned when you drive through the back-country and some problems came up on my ... read more
US89A from scenic overlook
US89A from scenic overlook
US89A from scenic overlook

North America » United States » Arizona » Sedona October 19th 2018

We had 2 saved timeshare weeks just begging to be used so opted for this trip. Marlene had never been to Vegas, I was there briefly in 1968 ....the part I remembered is now the Historic District of Fremont Street! We also share a strong connection with a visit to Phoenix and the Grand Canyon, 25 years ago. So a week in Arizona seemed to be a perfect choice for the second week. Sedona is hard to beat for a natural setting for a town. The rotating panoramas above are of: Lake Mead Marina, home of the Desert Princess Sedona Sinagua Indian village ruins (1150AD) Grand Canyon Lots of pics here; it was tough to edit them down to this many as we certainly had lots of great choices. Coming next month, a cruise to the ... read more
Vegas timeshare
Las Vegas Strip
Cirque du Soleil’s “Mystere.”

North America » United States » Arizona » Sedona August 11th 2018

On our last adventure out west, my husband and I were fortunate to travel to Sedona, Arizona. We made our way to this gorgeous landscape from our arrival in Scottsdale, Arizona. After spending our first night in the city, we asked the hotel clerk at the front desk where we should visit as we made our way to an area of the world where, as we were told by many of our friends and family, we could experience some of the most beautiful sunrises imaginable. She suggested taking a loop around Jerome, a quirky mountainside town full of art galleries, offbeat eateries and shops. We were up for an adventure, and taking the backwoods route seemed like a more daring and exciting idea than going down the highway the entire time, so we heeded her advice. ... read more
Red Rocks State Park
Jerome, AZ
Sedona Sunrise

North America » United States » Arizona » Sedona July 22nd 2018

Day 25 - Sitting in a saloon 48 State Taver, Page Arizona, after a long hot day on the road. Jac & Snapper found this gem on our 2016 trip. A couple of Porter Ales down, after Nifty wore me down on trying one (damn nice by the way), a plate of Wings with BBQ Bourbon sauce, Ranch on the side, now a Makers Mark on the rocks, our brilliant bartender, Chris - 'Have you got any Aussie music mate', Yep tell me what you like, Have you got 'Men at Work?' Yep, here ya go!' So here we are - sitting in a bar in Page, Arizona, listening to Men at Work, while eating Wings & drinking bourbon! Fantastic, I say! After leaving Kanab, a short detour to the north rim of the Grand Canyon, ... read more
Marble Canyon
Marble Canyon
Bitter Springs to Page, AZ

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