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All reviews watch the sunset airport loop trail viewing area great place to view airport restaurant red rocks sunset view large parking lot great sunset west sedona vantage point short drive limited parking easy hike parking area amazing views nice hike
We didn’t realize how easy this was to find. Just head to the local airport silly. Nice little romp along the cliff edge and up and down some bumps on the rocks and you can’t fail to get a good view and some shots. Enjoy!
Climbing up to this view was fairly easy because there are built in rocks stairs leading up to it. I found it relaxing to sit up there and just chill out and take photos. The views are stunning and energy is good.
The parking is limited at the Airport Mesa, but there is a parking lot further up that cost $3 for the day. The hike down the Sedona trail is 0.6 miles downhill, and then there is another short hike up to the vortex. It's a...More
So the deal is you drive up, pay $3 to park, enjoy the view, take some snaps, watch the tour buses come and go - and that's about it. Obviously well worth the small fee because the view is amazing. About halfway up however, there...More
someone had recommended we go here to see the sunset. we chose to wait for a parking spot at the first pull off instead of paying to park in the upper parking lot. the walk up to the view point was a bit of a...More
You can actually drive up and hike down ~ or park at the bottom and hike up. The Airport Mesa is actually a really good place to see the sunset, too. AND - the entire canyon is "sacred" and there are hundreds of trails in... More
You can actually drive up and hike down ~ or park at the bottom and hike up. The Airport Mesa is actually a really good place to see the sunset, too. AND - the entire canyon is "sacred" and there are hundreds of trails in Oak Creek Canyon and beyond that will remind you that this is a very special place on the planet. You will LOVE Sedona ~ and hopefully get a chance to go to the Grand Canyon, too ~ Have fun!!
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If you are lucky enough to get a parking spot at the small lot near the Vortex, then it is 5-10 minutes maximum. However, that lot only holds 10-12 cars. At peak periods you are going to have to park farther up the mountain... More
If you are lucky enough to get a parking spot at the small lot near the Vortex, then it is 5-10 minutes maximum. However, that lot only holds 10-12 cars. At peak periods you are going to have to park farther up the mountain, at the Airport Overlook parking lot. From there add another 20 minutes in each direction. The walk back to the larger lot is uphill.
My wife and I went to the Vortex for a sunrise experience and photo shoot. It is a great time to go and as you might expect, much less crowded! The Airport Vortex is so popular and crowded it is hard to have a good experience there.
Hello Everyone, We will be in Sedona in early Sept. and the ladies are keen on a sunrise hike/visit to a vortex. From Boynton C., Airport Mesa, Cathedral, and Bell Rock which would you suggest, taking into consideration views, solitude,hike time and difficulty? It must be said that the ladies are strong hikers and highly motivated to accomplish their plan. In the same context, which site might be best for a late afternoon/sunset hike? Thank you all in advance for the great advice coming our...More
April 14, 2012|
All the hikes are good morning hikes. As far as sunset, I think Boynton is the only hike I'd avoid. Airport Mesa is the only place that tends to get crowded, so much for solitude. Bell Rock is popular, but has much more space. You might also look at Doe Mountain for a great sunrise hike, you might not see anyone else, if you start before sunrise.
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Sights I want to see and Red Rock Pass? (3 Replies)
Hello, I(a party of 3) will be in Sedona in 10 days. I have a number of sights that I would like to see as I will be there for 3 nights. Some(more will come, I'm sure) are: Cathedral Rock Bell Rock Airport Mesa (for sunset) Devil's Bridge Snoopy's Belly Buddha Beach Chapel of the Holy Cross Boynton Canyon Oak Creek Canyon What is the Red Rock Scenic Byway(Sr 179)? Do I pay somewhere to drive around or just that state road I have read that many choose to do the Red Rock...More
October 04, 2017|
For Sunset: Crescent Moon Day Use Park arriving approximately 1.5 hours before the stated sunset time. Walk behind the first bathrooms in the park along the path down to Oak Creek where there is a wide, flat water section of the creek (widely imaged site) to see Cathedral Rock reflected into the creek. Small separate fee to park For Sunrise Drive up and park across the street from to the Sedona Airport Overlook or stop before at the small parking lot for the Sedona Airport Vortex...More
Help with picking hiking trails please (6 Replies)
First, I would like to thank everyone who takes the time to answer people’s questions. The information you provide is invaluable! My husband and I are coming to Sedona for the first-time next week arriving Wednesday, 9/19 at 10:30 a.m. in PHX and leaving Sunday, 9/23 late evening from PHX. We like hiking and bike riding (not mountain biking) on trails. I like moderate hikes but can do hard hikes (no rock climbing) to get to see something amazing. I am trying to organize a variety of hikes...More
September 13, 2018|
Choose Boynton Canyon for northwest. It’s out and back and you can go as far as you like and turn around. Fay Canyon is nearby and shorter. Try Doe Mtn if you feel compelled to attain elevation. Soldiers Pass to Bruns Mesa to Cibola is a good compliment, further east. South of town, Hiline and Courthouse Loop are my favorites. Westfork speaks for itself. But don’t overthink this. How far or how high you hike doesn’t matter as much as how much time you spend in the wilderness. You can...More