Sedona's scenic views of Red Rock Country have made it the second most visited destination in Arizona. No place else on earth holds the same promise of tranquil beauty and stimulating fun. Whether you crave the outdoor experience of hiking and biking trails, hot air balloons and horseback rides or you are a spiritual seeker looking to find a unique peace, the nearby communities around Sedona have something for everyone.
State and National Parks
One of the world's most fantastic natural wonders, the Grand Canyon is only a two-hour drive from the resort and a picture-perfect day trip outside of Sedona. If you’re looking for something a little closer our neighborhood Red Rock State Park is just a few minutes up the road from Sedona Pines Resort. Or you can head up Oak Creek Canyon to Slide Rock Park which offers swimming in natural rockslide pools.
The red rock valley of northern Arizona was considered sacred land for several native tribes. A large part of this sacred land are areas of focused power known as vortices. Each vortex is considered a place of energy whether positively or negatively charged, or masculine or feminine. Nearby vortexes include Bell Rock, Cathedral Rock, and Airport Mesa.
One of the more popular activities in Sedona is touring the beautiful red rock landscapes with an experienced guide who will take you to areas that are virtually unreachable. Take an off-road tour in a four-wheel drive vehicle or take to the skies on an air scenic tour or helicopter ride.
Hiking & Sightseeing
The Sedona area is surrounded by some of the most beautiful views of the red rock valley. With a variety of trails that vary in difficulty and distance, there’s sure to be an adventure for everyone in your group.
Sedona’s unique location has you close to the historical mining town of Jerome, the unique shops of old town Cottonwood, and the city of Flagstaff. Or spend the day in Sedona exploring art galleries, checking out the various gift shops, or enjoying the culinary scene at local restaurants.
Nearby you will find ancient cliff dwellings, ruins, petroglyphs, and pictographs from native tribes that inhabited the area. Sedona’s rich history can be explored further at Coconino National Forest and Red Rock Ranger District Heritage Sites.