I travel to Sedona, AZ every year in August. Although peoples first thought is dessert, there are so many hidden treasures, hikes, sites and beautiful art all over Sedona. Sedona isn’t the only places that have beautiful sites to discover. I also like to venture to Jerome, Scottsdale and Prescott.
Often called “Red Rock Country” Sedona is a four seasons playground for everyone - whether you’re into history and archaeology; arts and culture; shopping; outdoor sports; or the spiritual and metaphysical, imagine doing all this in a backdrop of some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.
Red-rock monoliths named Coffeepot, Cathedral and Thunder Mountain surround this picturesque city. At the north end of the city is the stunning Oak Creek Canyon, a breathtaking chasm that is wildly wonderful.
Sedona has become a center for traditional and contemporary arts and offers a variety of galleries, boutiques and specialty shops. It is an upscale retirement and tourism community, because it is the jumping off place for tours of the Red Rocks region. Many artists have been attracted to Sedona and its rugged beauty, which is said to enhance their creativity. Over the years, an artist colony has developed in Sedona and many of the artists sell their work in local galleries and shops. It may have been more than the scenic red rocks that stimulated the creativity of artists. It is believed by many people that the region of Sedona contains a concentration of vortexes that are spots that release psychic energy or power from the Earth.
These pictures are of places and hikes I have been on during my stays in Sedona.