Sedona Area Activities
Beyond Your Backyard
When the mood to venture further from your Seven Canyons home arises, a wondrous array of possibilities surrounds you. Discover places of peace and power, reflection and exhilaration, as you journey among Arizona’s awe-inspiring scenes.
Explore the red rocks sandstone formations, a rare canvas of lush hanging gardens, weeping walls and the beautiful textures, patterns and colors of water-carved canyons formed over millions of years.
Wind your way through Oak Creek Canyon, carving a breathtaking chasm between Sedona and Flagstaff, named a “Top 5 Scenic Drive in America” by Rand McNally. Considered the smaller cousin of the Grand Canyon, this glorious 2,000-foot deep river gorge is renowned for its prolific peach and apple orchards.
Find self-awareness, seek spiritual healing and feel the “vortex” vibe among one of Sedona’s greatest mysteries, where the earth is exceptionally alive with spiraling energy you can palpably feel. Go hunting with a map, join a guided tour to more out-of-the-way places or simply start out with one of the most famous locations: Cathedral Rock, Bell Rock, Airport Mesa and right here in Boynton Canyon.
- Hike Sedona: With hundreds of trails, hikers of all abilities can enjoy the red rock vistas and diverse terrain of Sedona’s famous parks.
- Visit Jerome: A legendary Arizona copper mining town dating back to the 1800s, Jerome literally hangs off the side of Mingus Mountain.
- Explore Palatki Ruins: This designated World Heritage Site is home to spectacular Native American ruins that remain a secret today to many full-time residents.
- See the Grand Canyon: A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, this astonishing natural sight is just a 2.5-hour drive north of Sedona.
Shop & Explore
- Tlaquepaque: This re-creation of an authentic Guadalajara, Mexico, shopping village features exquisite restaurants and an eclectic mix of specialty retailers.
- Hillside: Filled with specialty shops and boutiques, this open-air plaza offers an idyllic shopping experience among lush gardens, sculptures and water features.
- Old Town Cottonwood: Nestled in the “Heart of the Verde Valley Wine Country,” this historic Main Street is lined in antique stores, cafés, galleries and tasting rooms.
Soak in Scenic Beauty
Drive Oak Creek Canyon: Go for a joyride along a route considered by Rand McNally to be the eighth most scenic drive in the country.
View of Chapel of the Holy Cross: One of the four most architecturally significant churches in the world, this structure rises up out of the Sedona landscape.
Verde Valley Wine Trail: Over 20 wineries and tasting rooms invite wine enthusiasts to discover an area rich in history, beauty and the production of exquisite Arizona wines.