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Airport Mesa

Sedona, AZ
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Ranked #15 of 57 Attractions in Sedona
Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking, Watching sunrise/sunset
Traveler Description: Airport Mesa is 500 feet above the city of Sedona and offers great views with or without a sunset. You can also see the same views online at... more »
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Palm Desert, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

It is a great place to get a beautiful sunset and have drinks, appetizers or dinner at the Mesa Grill.

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Cottonwood, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We always bring visitors to the Airport Mesa (and vortex) because almost everyone can successfully climb the rock to see the phenomenal views. If you're feeling particularly adventurous, climb just before dawn and eat breakfast at the top while watching the sunrise.

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East Meadow, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Great spot for sunrise and sunset view of Sedona. We saw the sunrise it was stunning. Highly recommend

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Memphis, Tennessee
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Just pull off at one of the overlooks on the way to the airport for a beautiful sunset. Arrive early - it gets crowded!

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Oceanside, Ny
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I'm not really sure how/why this site gets such rave reviews. Yes, the views are unparalleled, but so is ALL OF SEDONA. It's an easy trek but extremely difficult to drive up while the sun is still out, so be careful if you are attempting it for sunset. We had to use a book inside the car to block out... More

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ponte vedra
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88 reviews 88 reviews
35 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to view sunset - head up airport road and part the first opportunity to left if possible, this is best viewing spot and home to another of the vortexes. If there's no parking there, continue up airport road to a much larger parking area, and paved overlook. The experience here is similar to sunset in... More

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Austin, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

They were paving the road to the airport when we were visiting. We weren't aware of this and ended up getting caught in the asphalt paving section. The road is narrow so it was not a pleasant drive up. Once on the mesa the views were very nice. The hiking trail was closed because of the roadwork when we visited.... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We got to the airport 1 1/2 hours before sunset. Easy to park and walk across-- easy for children or those needing level surfaces. Took pics every little bit as the sun lowered. Also noticed some clouds behind us that we are glad we got on camera. If you step down onto the rocks toward Sedona, the trees also frame... More

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USA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Take Airport Road up to the top and be prepared to be suitably wowed. the views up there are INCREDIBLE! Ample parking and lots to see. But I wouldn't bother with early morning in September. Too much early morning haze for good photos. But after 7 am, all bets are off. The sun puts on a never ending kaleidoscope display... More

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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Great place to watch a sunset. It will be crowded but everyone is up there doing the same thing so folks are considerate.

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