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cathedral rock/cresent moon picnic area

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NJ
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reviews: 2
cathedral rock/cresent moon picnic area

Looking to go for an early morning pink jeep tour(8-10am) and then afterward grab some lunch at Sedona memories and then headto crescent moon/RR crossing. Want to have lunch there with kids(both under 10). We want to then do a little hiking and take some great pictures of the area. From the picnic area, how far is it to hike to cathedral rock? Is it doable with two small kids?

Lastly, we were then thinking of leaving the park and going on the RR loop to drive around. Any thoughts on this itinerary? This will be on a Saturday, June 29th.

Altamont, New York
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1. Re: cathedral rock/cresent moon picnic area

Actually Cathedral Rock is on the opposite side of Oak Creek from the Crescent Moon picnic area. You would have to cross the creek. Also it's a steep and winding trail up from the creek (Templeton Trail) to get to Cathedral Rock. There are much easier trails along the creek on the Crescent Moon side. They should be fine and provide a great view of Cathedral Rock.

Red Rock Loop road is the one you partially take to get to Crescent Moon park from 89A. Leaving the park you can get back on it and take a left. The whole loop is not very long and a small part of it is unsaved but very drivable. The loop comes out back on 89A about a mile closer to Cottonwood than where you entered. IMO the best views are on the way to Crescent Moon not after that but it's still nice.

Altamont, New York
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2. Re: cathedral rock/cresent moon picnic area

Oh one more thing, Sedona Memories is closed on weekends. Monday thru Friday only.

NJ
posts: 75
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3. Re: cathedral rock/cresent moon picnic area

Thanks Great info. We may go on the loop and then dinner in cottonwood. Any recommendations for place to get sandwiches on a weekend? Thanks.

Sedona, AZ
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4. Re: cathedral rock/cresent moon picnic area

Stop at the New Frontiers grocery store. The deli counter there has awesome sandwiches and picnic fare.

NJ
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5. Re: cathedral rock/cresent moon picnic area

Thanks...I see that place. Coming from pink jeep tours, close to them or on way to crescent moon?

Sedona, AZ
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6. Re: cathedral rock/cresent moon picnic area

On the way

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