Cathedral Rock

Cathedral Rock, Sedona: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Cathedral Rock Reviews: 5/5

Cathedral Rock
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Towering red rock formation, part of the Cathedral Rock Trail.
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More than 3 hours
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Fred F
Jasper, TN305 contributions
Beautiful vistas near the TOP of this beautiful Rock
Aug 2021
We enjoyed the energetic hike/climb up Cathedral Rock. The views are breathtaking as a rain storm was visible in the distance creating beautiful columns of light accenting the nearby formations. Beautiful. We were about to stop about 1/2 way up when a crevasse required a few special techniques to get up it. A friendly fellow hiker/climber encouraged us to continue on up the rock. We Did and arrived at the top with welcoming cheers from our new friend, congratulating us on our success. This is not a hike for the faint at heart, although I don't believe there was significant danger. Just a little scary. The climb down was a Lot Easier and faster ...
Written September 19, 2021
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ctaylor0159
Tampa, FL121 contributions
1 of top 2 favorite hikes in Sedona!!
Sep 2021
Solo hiked Cathedral Rock. Arrived on a Thursday around 2pm and there was parking available. Had a Red Rock annual passed that worked for parking. From the parking lot, the hike starts consistently steep and gets a little steeper as you go. There are definitely a few parts where you are climbing on all fours (up and down) but it is totally worth it. I didn't feel 100% comfy by myself at a few spots so I waited and climbed with some folks who were hiking behind me. Did that a couple times at the two or three more hairy spots. Wasn't crowded but I was happy not to be alone either. Views are amazing, highly worth it. Many people didn't go to the top but stopped along the way which is a nice option for those that can't finish. Still nice views for those people too.

When driving there, don't let GPS lead you astray!! Put in the address, don't just search by the name or you'll end up in a neighborhood like I did! (and a lot of other people too)
Written September 15, 2021
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Kathleen Warren G
Jacksonville, FL92 contributions
You have to see this. Its natural formations will make you at a loss for words.
Aug 2021
Just looking at a photo fails to do justice to this magnificent formation. Its gradation in colors and ever changing edges and angles demand that you get as close to it as possible. Great photo ops from every corner. You are reminded that Mother Nature is the worlds greatest sculpture and painter.
Written September 9, 2021
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PhlegmMaster
Phoenix, AZ3,433 contributions
Enjoyable Hike!
Aug 2021
Parking for the Cathedral Rock Trailhead is just off Back O Beyond Rd. It's a moderately challenging hike, perhaps a bit tricky because there are points where the rocks are pretty smooth, and if you are not careful, you could easily slip and fall. There are also some parts where you will be going up (and then coming back down) at a steep angle, so make sure you have shoes with good traction, or some quality hiking boots.

Enjoy the exercise & the fabulous views!
Written August 27, 2021
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Kyle-Kayla
Florida393 contributions
Breathtaking!
Aug 2021 • Couples
Absolutely a must see! It wasn’t very crowded (we were there on a Monday). We tried the easybreezy trail but somehow ended up the same place as the regular trail. Once you get up there the views in front and behind you are amazing. We are not avid hikers but made it half way up. Definitely bring water, sunscreen and comfortable shoes.
Written August 23, 2021
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Traveler792723
4 contributions
Cathedral ROCKS!!!!!
Aug 2021
We hired Jonathan as a guide from "Red Rock Treks" to help guide us up Catherdral rock. It was a mind blowing experience. We came up the Baldwin trail traversed along the creek and switched back up the side to Cathedral. A must!!!! Do not leave Sedona without this experience.
Written August 15, 2021
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Papadoc529
Birmingham, AL225 contributions
Moderate hike with great views
Jul 2021
The parking area requires a fee or a national park pass. Once parked, you are close to the trail head. There are some forks in the trail but the trail is well marked. Hikers should pay attention to the signage. The trail is not difficult except near the summit, it steepens. Trekking poles are recommended as you near the summit.
Written July 20, 2021
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Amber M
Atlanta, GA6 contributions
Felt the vortex!
Jun 2021
We did a hike just before the sunset rush. It was quiet except for the wind rustling and whistling and we truly felt that vortex energy. It was an incredible experience.
Written June 18, 2021
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debbies378
Olney, IL188 contributions
Beautiful
Jun 2021
We did not hike, didn't have the time but it is visible from the parking lot. It was beautiful, I bet at sunset even more so!
Written June 13, 2021
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Jason B
Falls City, NE100 contributions
Red Rock Crossing
Jun 2021
We took in the view of Cathedral Rock at Red Rock Crossing at Crescent Moon Ranch. It cost $11 to park. Go early. We got there at 8:00 AM, and there were still parking spots. The view of Cathedral Rock is pretty, but there are so many kids and families running around and swimming that it takes away from the beauty. Be prepared to walk through water for your picture. Must-see on our trip, but we didn’t stay very long.
Written June 13, 2021
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