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SEDONA

Originally a sea floor, Sedona's majestic red rocks were born from the forces of nature over 350 million years.
-Sedona Historical Society

Sedona is surrounded by natural beauty and blessed with an ideal climate, making it one of Arizona’s most popular destinations. Sedona is the heart of the magnificent Red Rock Country, known for it’s colorful and unique rock formations. Visitors who are drawn to this scenic area to enjoy it’s many attractions, often find themselves desiring to make Sedona home.

Located at the base of Oak Creek Canyon in Northern Arizona, Sedona is renowned for its stunning red rock buttes and monoliths, as well as its surrounding lush forests. Sedona is located in both Coconino and Yavapai Counties and is completely surrounded by the Coconino National Forest.

 

Sedona has become a center for traditional and contemporary arts and offers a variety of galleries, boutiques and specialty shops. It is an upscale retirement and tourism community, because it is the jumping off place for tours of the Red Rocks region.

Sedona began as a small, remote ranching and farming settlement in 1876 when the first permanent settler, John James Thompson, squatted in Oak Creek Canyon. By 1902, 20 families lived in the settlement and a postal station was petitioned for by Theodore Schnebly. The petition was granted and Schnebly named the new post office in honor of his wife, Sedona. The remote agricultural community was well-known for the quality of its fruit, especially the abundant apples. But as the scenic wonders and sites of Sedona became known, tourism surpassed agriculture in economic importance.

VISITOR RESOURCES
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SEDONA QUICK FACTS

11,000

population

4,500

feet elevation

19

square miles

1902

year founded

1988

year incorporated

2

counties:
Coconino & Yavapai

3

highways:

IH-17, SH-179
& SH-89A

119

miles to
Phoenix

230

miles to
Tuscon

114

miles to

Grand Canyon

SEDONA WEATHER

The climate for Sedona is high desert with four mild seasons. The weather in Sedona is delightful! It is warmer than Flagstaff and cooler than Phoenix. Sedona’s average annual rainfall is 17.15 (precipitation) inches per year.

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SIGHT-SEEING IN SEDONA

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SLIDE ROCK STATE PARK

Mother Nature’s natural water slide will make a big splash with the kids!

8 miles north of Sedona in Oak Creek Canyon.

azstateparks.com/slide-rock

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RED ROCK CROSSING/
CRESCENT MOON RANCH

One of the most photographed scenes in the U.S. with picnic tables. Fee required. No camping.

W. Hwy 89A to Upper Red Rock Loop Road

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HONANKI

Sinagua ruin and rock art site situated in the red rock cliffs at the base of Loy Butte. Fee Required.

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RED ROCK STATE PARK

Established as a center for environmental education, the 286 acre park is surrounded by red rocks.

Lower Red Rock Loop Road off of W. Hwy 89A

azstateparks.com/red-rock/

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CHAPEL OF THE HOLY CROSS

A shrine of intriguing contemporary architecture built into the red rocks in 1956s.

~3 miles south of the ‘Y’ (stop light at Hwy 89A & 179)

chapeloftheholycross.com

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JEROME

Take a trip back in history to the old mining town perched high on Cleopatra Hill. State Historic Park recounts the mining history so important to Arizona.

37 miles southwest of Sedona

azstateparks.com/jerome/

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GRAND CANYON

The South Rim is only a 2 hour drive from Sedona, or for a special treat, take a turn of the century historic train from Williams to the park.

nps.gov/grca

SEDONA ACTIVITIES

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SEDONA ARTS CENTER

An old mining town perched high on Cleopatra Hill. State Historic Park recounts the mining history so important to Arizona.

sedonaartscenter.org

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SEDONA FILM FESTIVAL

The week long festival features more than 125 films, including features, documentaries, shorts and animation. Filmmakers and audiences from around the world have heralded Sedona’s festival as one of their favorites. A wide variety of workshops bring Academy Award-winning, industry professionals to Sedona to teach, inspire and share their knowledge with the next generation of filmmakers.

sedonafilmfestival.com

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OAK CREEK
VINEYARDS & WINERY

Deb Wahl, owner of Oak Creek Vineyards & Winery, has heard many times that "good wines grows on gentle slopes with a river nearby" this is why her vineyard is located near beautiful Sedona, across from Oak Creek. In the higher elevations of the property, they grow Syrah & Merlot and in the lower portions they produce Zinfandel and Chardonnay. There is great sun exposure and currently they have approximately 4,000 plants on just ten acres. They produce full-bodied flavorful reds and lean whites in small batches, giving individual attention to each barrel.

oakcreekvineyards.net

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CHAMBER MUSIC SEDONA 

Chamber music was originally written by the world's greatest composers for themselves and their friends. It was often performed in homes or small venues that complemented the intimate nature of the music.

Chamber Music Sedona now brings this magical music to our beautiful red rock home, inviting some of the world's foremost performers to bring friends, family and community together with their gift of outstanding musical performances.

chambermusicsedona.org

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PAGE SPRING CELLARS 

At Page Springs Cellars, our goal is to create delicious wines that express the unique character of our landscape. We trust that our wines and winemaking convey our philosophies concerning family, education and living life to its fullest.

pagespringscellars.com

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JAVELINA LEAP
VINEYARDS & WINERY

An old mining town perched high on Cleopatra Hill. State Historic Park recounts the mining history so important to Arizona.

javelinaleapwinery.com

SEDONA SHOPPING

TLAQUEPAQUE

Visit this recreated Mexican village and find delicious restaurants plus galleries and stores that feature local crafts and works of art.

tlaq.com

HILLSIDE SHOPS & GALLERIES

Offering Sedona premier fine dining and shopping, galleries, boutiques, jewelry and specialty shops.

hillsidesedona.com

THE COLLECTIVE SEDONA

Premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination located on  Sedona’s picturesque Village of Oak Creek.

thecollectivesedona.com

GOLF IN SEDONA

SEDONA GOLF RESORT

No other Sedona golf course provides a better combination of jaw-dropping splendor and exceptional challenge than the acclaimed Sedona Golf Resort. Located in the heart of one of the most captivating regions of the Southwest, the thrilling 6,646-yard, par - 71 course is widely considered among the world's most unforgettable golf experiences. Winding around the famed red rocks of Sedona, each hole provides a unique adventure. No wonder this championship Sedona golf course receives a continuous four-star rating from Golf Digest.

sedonagolfresort.com

OAK CREEK COUNTRY CLUB

This Sedona, Arizona golf course is a traditional layout similar to those that you may find in the midwestern United States. In the usual Trent Jones manner, the fairways are classic tree lined doglegs with fairway bunkers strategically placed in the landing areas, and the greens are all slightly elevated and surrounded with large swirling greenside bunkers. The golf course is "player friendly", allowing plenty of room for error but always with an opportunity to recover and get errant shots back into play.

oakcreekcc.com

CANYON MESA

A nine-hole executive gem that caters to every type of golfer, Canyon Mesa provides the perfect recreational complement to the beautiful red rocks of Sedona. Canyon Mesa is also the best public golf value in Sedona. Tucked quaintly away in a corner of the Village of Oak Creek, Canyon Mesa is ideal for novices and yet challenging enough for the more experienced. Due to its short length -- it averages just 140 yards a hole from the white tees -- Canyon Mesa is perfect for those just learning the game.

 

canyonmesacountryclub.com

SEVEN CANYONS

This Sedona, Arizona golf course is a traditional layout similar to those that you may find in the midwestern United States. In the usual Trent Jones manner, the fairways are classic tree lined doglegs with fairway bunkers strategically placed in the landing areas, and the greens are all slightly elevated and surrounded with large swirling greenside bunkers. The golf course is "player friendly", allowing plenty of room for error but always with an opportunity to recover and get errant shots back into play.

sevencanyons.com