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Sensational Sedona

Mother Nature’s Masterpiece in Arizona

Location: Sedona Arizona

Why have I not been here before? Of all the traveling we have done, somehow this place has eluded me. And here is the silver lining of the PanDamit…my travels are now focused on my home country of the United States. And I have discovered Sensational Sedona.

Cathedral Rock

We had six days to explore Sensational Sedona. We kept very busy, and could easily have stayed longer. So of course we will come back. March is a good time to visit, although it was busy with families due to Arizona spring break. But if I return I’ll come during the quieter off season times, such as October and November or January and February.

Bell Rock
Bell Rock
Church of the Holy Cross

Mother Nature’s Masterpiece

At 4000 foot elevation you can see a wide variety of weather in March. And we did. During our six day visit we saw temperatures as low as 28 degrees Fahrenheit and as high as 72. And one morning we woke up to three inches of snow…which melted by midday.

Baldwin Trail

We’ve seen a lot of Arizona on previous road trips. I’ve visited the Phoenix and Scottsdale area several times, including all the surrounding communities. I imagined Sedona would be similar with the brown desert colors. Wow was I wrong. Sedona is Mother Nature’s masterpiece. She has created an artists pallet of red, green, orange, buff, gold, gray and blue. She was showing off a bit when she made this place. Sensational Sedona.

Devils Bridge Trail
Airport Mesa Loop Trail
Cathedral Rock Trail

We came to hike. And we did. Nearly every day. Yet we hardly touched the surface of the immense number of hikes available in the area. We climbed rocks, traversed valleys, forded streams and stood in awe of the magnificent views all around. There is no place like it that I have ever been…and here it is right in my own back yard. I can’t find enough adjectives to express all that this place makes me feel. Energized, astonished, inspired. It is breathtaking, magnificent, sumptuous. Sensational Sedona.

Hot Air Balloon at dawn from Chuckwagon Trail
Baldwin Trail
Golfing at Sedona Golf Resort
Devils Bridge view

Sacred Sedona

People come here not just to hike, although that is the most popular activity. But many people come here because they believe Sedona is sacred. And more than sacred, they believe this place has a gravitational pull that creates energy and strength. I may not believe all of this but it’s easy to see how this place can affect people this way…create a spirit, a vision, a passion for the earth. I can’t deny it is magical. Sensational Sedona.

And so we have been baptized to the wonders of Sedona. And we will never be the same. I can’t wait to come back and experience it all again. Sensational Sedona.

Star Gazing
Boynton Canyon Trail
Courthouse Rock

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  • Reply Linda (LD Holland)

    We almost passed on Sedona when we visited Arizona and were so glad we did not. Such great memories. We loved going up in a helicopter for a panoramic view. But we will definitely plan to do a hot air balloon on our next visit. We too will definitely go back.

    March 27, 2021 at 8:54 am
  • Reply Alison

    Some places are just really really magical aren’t they! I’d love to go to Sedona. I’ve heard so much about it and not a single bad thing. Don has been many years ago and loved it. I hope I get there one day too. Sensational post!

    March 28, 2021 at 11:25 am
  • Reply Sue

    Wow! I have never been to Sedona but you have certainly sold it in. I look forward to the day when we are allowed to return to the USA & you have definitely added Sedona to my list when I do. Those hikes have filled me with envy after months spent with only the local park for fresh air (it’s a lovely park, but I’ve seen every inch of it now!).

    March 29, 2021 at 1:27 am
  • Reply Alma

    Landscape like that can only leave me speechless! I would be busy hiking forever in that area too. I am sure it is good to be out in nature as well during this time.

    March 29, 2021 at 2:45 am
  • Reply Laura Deaton

    Great post! We love Sedona as much as you do. We were lucky enough to spend a week there this past November and feel we only touched the surface on all the hiking. It is a very special place that calls us back every 5 years or so. We hope to spend another week there this next Nov as we drive down to AZ. Enjoyed the pics you posted of this magical place.

    Oh, and glad you are enjoying Tucson. We finally visited Tucson 2 years ago ourselves. We also went down to Tombstone and even spent a night in the old mining town of Bisbee nearby. So much to see down there and in the Coachella Valley, as you’ve discovered!

    March 29, 2021 at 7:58 am
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