SEDONA

Our tips and tricks for getting the most out of your trip

 

 

Sedona

 

Famous for its incredible red rock landscapes, it's almost a sin not to take advantage of all the hiking opportunities Sedona has to offer. Even if you're just passing through, you'll be glad you stopped to stretch your legs by embarking on one of our two, highly recommended hikes.

Check weather conditions before making your trip as roads may be closed due to snowfall.

The best time to experience Sedona is in late winter - early spring. 

Because Sedona is a pretty developed town you can expect reception in most places.

The town of Sedona has several shops, restaurants, and travel accommodations.

Sedona stands at a 4350 ft elevation.

As with any hike make sure you have enough water with you.

Cathedral Rock

- Cathedral rock is located in the Coconino National Forest.

- The trailhead can be accessed off Back'O'Beyond road.

-  It is a 1.2 mi out and back hike.

- This is a fairly steep trail that requires good hiking shoes with great traction. 

- Cathedral rock is a Sedona favorite, heavily trafficked but it's worth noting the higher up you go, the less people you'll see. 

- Make sure you make it to the top for the best views of the rock formation, as well as the incredible views of the city below.

- Pay attention to trail markers, as it does get confusing the closer you get to the top. Markers are indicated by rocks wrapped in wire baskets.

- This is considered a moderate hike with a 744 ft elevation gain.

Devil's Bridge

- Devil's bridge is also located in the Coconino National Forest. 

- The trailhead is located off Dry Creek Road, an unpaved road accessible only by high clearance vehicles.

- If you're traveling in a low clearance vehicle, you can park at the paved section of the Dry Creek road trailhead, approximately 1mi from the trailhead.

- This is a 4.2mi, out and back hike.

- This is a beautiful hike with stunning views of the red rock country. 

- Dogs are allowed on this trail if on leash.

- This is a moderate hike with a 564ft elevation gain.

Essentials for this particular trip

 

Merrell Moab 2 Mid Waterproof Hiking Boots - these hiking boots are incredibly comfortable and have ideal traction for hiking. The ankle length is a must for extra support going over unpredictable rocks and hillside, and the waterproof feature keeps  your feet dry during damp or wet conditions - women's available here  men's available here

North Face Venture 2 Jacketwhile Arizona is known for being hot, it gets pretty cold in the winter. We experienced both light showers and snowfall on our hike in late February and recommend, in the very least, bringing a light rain jacket like this one for the occasion - available here 

Gregory Citro 3L hydration backpack - We cannot recommend this backpack enough. Carrying up to 3L of water, this is your go to backpack for longer, more strenuous hikes. Adjustable straps make it comfortable to wear and extra storage compartments free up your hands on steeper terrains - available here

Selfie stick - You'll definitely want to extend the scope of your camera to capture the views and the joy it brings you. This selfie stick extends 26", is extremely compact, lightweight, and compatible with most smart phone devices - available here

Portable device charger - Using GPS, taking pictures and videos, and uploading your travels to Instagram drains your battery fast. Don't be out of power when you need it most - available here