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An iconic Sedona red rock formation (and one of Sedona's purported mystical vortexes), Bell rock is accesible by several trails, about a mile in length, that lead up to the top of this bell-shaped red rock and reward visitors with commanding views of Sedona's red rock beauty.
Boynton Canyon Trail
Boyton Canyon, Sedona AZ
Past the Enchantment Resort and within easy access of Sedona, Boynton Canyon, Sedona's most popular Red Rock canyon, is a sacred and popular Sedona hiking destination fringed by high red rock cliffs concealing ancient Sinagua dwellings. Out and back, the well-maintained hike is about five miles (8 kilometers) long and takes roughly 3 hours to complete.
Chapel of the Holy Cross
780 Chapel Rd., Sedona AZ 86339
The otherworldly beauty of Sedona's red rocks, blue skies and fluffy clouds could bring out the soul-searcher in a jaded secularist. The Chapel of the Holy Cross, one of Sedona's top attractions for spiritualists of all faiths, was designed the Lloyd Wright, son of Frank Lloyd Wright, and is a compelling, post-modern homage to the divine (especially at sunset) near Sedona's famous Bell Rock formation.
Oak Creek Canyon
A steep-walled desert oasis, Oak Creek Canyon offers Sedona visitors stunningly colorful rock vistas, fragrant ponderosa pines, clinging juniper trees and gentle cottonwoods on the banks of the clear-running Oak Creek. One of the most beautiful places on Earth and bosom to human activity for millennia, Oak Creek Canyon offers Sedona vacationers a myriad of hiking, fishing, biking and birding opportunities.
Red Rock State Park
4050 Lower Loop Rd., Sedona AZ 86336
Once home to the dinosaurs and later the Anasazi, Red Rock State Park's over 280 acres offer Sedona and Arizona visitors a mind-boggling, Martian-esque scenery and many points of cultural interest, including Native American ruins and ice caves. Just five miles west of Sedona, Red Rock State Park is full of winding hiking trails and peaceful picnic areas popular with families.
Sedona Arts Center
15 Art Barn Rd., PO Box 569, Sedona AZ 86339
Sedona's scenery attracts artists in droves and the Sedona Arts Center is the non-profit vortex of Sedona arts. The permanent Gallery has works by over 120 regional artists and the Sedona Art Center's Nassan Gobran School of the Arts offers art classes and workshops year round.
Sedona New Agers believe that Sedona encomasses four major vortex zones, including Boynton Canyon, Cathedral Rock, Bell Rock and Airport Vortex. Found around the world in such places as Machu Picchu and the Great Pyramids, vortexes are likened to concentrated energy currents, or electric loci, that have healing and rejuvenating effects. Placebo or psychic, Sedona's vortexes draw visitors looking for perspective, serenity and well-being.
PO Box 1868, Sedona AZ 86339
This recreated Mexican village, replete with Spanish Colonial wrought iron, colorful tiles and fountains, looks like it's been in Sedona for centuries. An elegant Sedona shopping experience near Oak Creek, Tlaquepaque houses Sedona galleries, restaurants and unique jewelry, wares and clothing.