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SedonaUnited States of America

The Red Rock Country of Arizona is famed for its Native American history, incredible landscape and outdoor activities.

Known as “Red Rock Country,” Sedona, Arizona offers visitors a huge range of outdoor sports and activities amid a backdrop of spectacular scenery, a robust spiritual and artistic community, many ancient dwellings and more than 80 galleries.

Sedona’s red sandstone formations make a stunning backdrop for many outdoor pursuits. Rent a motorbike or buggy and take a self-guided tour through to the Grand Canyon or one of the other nearby landmarks, such as the Wupatki and Sunset Crater National Monument.

Make the most of over 200 miles (320 kilometers) of hiking and biking trails that wind their way through buttes and monoliths, deep canyons and thick forests. The trails offer different levels of difficulty and different experiences. Some lead to high elevations and sweeping views, others to winding creeks and unusual geological features.

Bikes and hiking equipment are readily available for rent. For biking enthusiasts there is an annual mountain biking festival.

Visit one of the area’s many spiritual guides and healers who have inhabited Sedona for many years, and who claim the area possesses extraordinary powers for meditation and healing. Take a tour to Bell Rock, Airport Mesa, Cathedral Rock or Boynton Canyon, which some claim were created by electromagnetic vortexes of energy.

For a taste of the rich Native American history of the area, visit the Palatki and Honanki heritage sites, where you can see ancient cliff dwellings and rock art. Montezuma’s Castle, a five-story, 20-room dwelling built by the Sinagua farmers in the 12th century, is considered by many one of the best preserved historic structures in the Southwest.

Sedona’s low levels of pollution make it one of the finest places in Arizona to view the night sky. Sign up for the Evening Sky Tours, and learn about the constellations and stars.

Sedona offers unique geology, rich history and outdoor activities, making it a popular and interesting holiday destination.

Top hotels in Sedona

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Amara Resort and Spa
Amara Resort and Spa
4.5 out of 5
100 Amara Lane, Sedona, AZ
The price is NZ$345 per night

Located in Uptown Sedona, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Kuivato Gallery and Sedona Art Center. Mountain Trails Galleries and Tlaquepaque Arts ...

4.4/5Excellent! (982 reviews)

"Amara was very accommodating and helpful during Covid. The Staff were knowledgeable and friendly. The food in the restaurant was excellent and the accommodations were lovely."…"

Reviewed on 5 Jul. 2020

Amara Resort and Spa
Arabella Hotel Sedona
Arabella Hotel Sedona
3.5 out of 5
725 Highway 179 Sedona, Sedona, AZ
The price is NZ$250 per night

Located in the heart of Sedona, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Chapel of the Holy Cross. Bell ...

4.2/5Excellent! (4,624 reviews)

"We had a great room outside the pool. The hotel is a canine’s delight. I found the staff very nice, it’s clean, good location. It’s not the Four Seasons, but it’s a nice place."…"

Reviewed on 7 Jul. 2020

Arabella Hotel Sedona
Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock
Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock
4 out of 5
90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ
The price is NZ$370 per night

Situated in the mountains, this spa hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Sedona Golf Resort and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Bell Rock. Cathedral Rock and Chapel of the Holy ...

4.1/5Very Good! (976 reviews)

"Very nice place to stay in a great location. You’re not that close to downtown Sedona but you’re very close to Bell Rock. The rooms were clean and the staff was very friendly."…"

Reviewed on 6 Jul. 2020

Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock

Popular places to visit in Sedona

Slide Rock State Park
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Slide Rock State Park

Swim down a natural water slide and explore a former pioneer homestead at this popular destination for outdoor fun.

Bell Rock
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Bell Rock

4.5/5(4 reviews)

Embark on a short walk or a longer hike to see the horizontal bands of sandstone in this landmark butte and its breathtaking Verde Valley surroundings.

Chapel of the Holy Cross
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Chapel of the Holy Cross

4.5/5(6 reviews)

Emerging from one of Sedona’s famous walls of red rock, this chapel is a spectacular sight to behold.

Top activities in Sedona

Verde Canyon Wilderness Luxury Train Ride
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Verde Canyon Wilderness Luxury Train Ride

NZ$169
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Antelope Canyon via Canyon X/Horseshoe Bend Scenic Tour-GWT
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Antelope Canyon via Canyon X/Horseshoe Bend Scenic Tour-GWT

NZ$323
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Sedona, Jerome & Montezuma Castle Tour -departs 6:30-7:30 am
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Sedona, Jerome & Montezuma Castle Tour -departs 6:30-7:30 am

NZ$201
Per adult
Grand Canyon Experience Luxury Tour from Sedona
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Grand Canyon Experience Luxury Tour from Sedona

NZ$309
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Downtown Sedona & Desert Day Tour
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Downtown Sedona & Desert Day Tour

NZ$216
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Jerome Puzzling Adventure
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Jerome Puzzling Adventure

NZ$47
Per adult

Reviews of Sedona

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

28 Oct. 2019

I am glad we travelled in low season as I understand it is extremely busy in the tourist season.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

16 Sep. 2019

Beautiful, clean and spectacular.

5/5 - Excellent

TravellinKaren

7 Sep. 2019

A must see if you are in the area. The drive from Flagstaff airport is easy and beautiful - about 45 minutes.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

5 Jan. 2019

Loved the nature, visitor centre really helpful. We were there at a really busy time, would love to go back with less people on some of the trails. Found the town full of the same tourist souvenir and jewellery shops. Would like a bookstore or two.

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