This is down a path by the river the road is right above this shot. Sedona is such a unique and beautiful place.
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Andromeda Galaxy rising over Sedona, Arizona
I've been wanted to get a shot of Andromeda rising over some cliff formations for a while, and I researched many locations to try this out. The decision was a trailhead parking lot off Schnebly Hill Road in Sedona.
I thought I had timed it right, and there were mostly clear skies in the forecast, but things don't always go according to plan. By the time it was dark, Andromeda was already high over the cliffs, so I couldn't use 70mm to anchor it close to the rocks, or even 50mm, which was what I had planned. I opted for 35mm, and hoped for the best.
The clouds actually add interest, so I'm happy with them.
The sky is a stack of 10 shots at 4000 ISO, and the foreground is one shot at 320 ISO, 7 minute exposure. If you make it to Sedona, take an hour to check this. Spectacular building and setting. Inspired and commissioned by sculptor Marguerite Brunswig Staude who was a student of Frank Lloyd Wright.
There are also some great short hikes in the red rocks nearby. Park on the street down below.
#canyonballrun2013
This view is from Hiking to cathedral rock starting at hiline trailhead. The trail is full of beautiful views and is a mountain bike trail so if you're a hiker watch for bikers! Some of the paths are steep and narrow so I recommend hikers to not wear headphones as to hear a biker who may be coming fast around a corner. Loved seeing the Milky Way over Coconino National Forest at 5 AM. The church built in between the mountain's rocks . Hiking the Teacup Trail. About a mile loop, flat, awesome views and great for kids. #canyonballrun2013 Sedona 
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Cathedral Rock, Sedona
Relax in the river and enjoy the scenery. Beautiful hiking destination in Sedona The Red Rocks of Sedona are magical especially as the sun sets, and during twilight. If in Sedona, be sure to drive up to Airport Mesa for sunset. If you get there early enough, you can park at the lower vista and take a trail up to a knoll (not the mesa.) This location has far fewer visitors who congregate at sunset. You can see the city below the red rocks from this view. The one you want on the postcard. The colors of the landscape are amazing! Only a limited number of angles available from which to photograph this beautiful church. But every one of them yields very satisfying results.
( #blue ) For years, to me, the old west only ever looked like this. The colors of the desert are astounding, but they'd be nothing without all that light. Another Collared Lizard, another staring contest. The Munds Wagon Trail zig-zags across the wide, dirt road that ferries jeeps and off-road vehicles and their passengers comfortably to the top of the canyon.
Truth be told, there are only about three places where you need to cross, but the trail itself follows the road rather closely for long stretches. At those points, you're never more than fifty feet from the road itself -- which can be a bit of an encumbrance when the dust is rolling high.
For the most part, though, you'll be left alone to enjoy the vistas all by yourself. And, believe it or not, the road is often the best place to see them. There are a lot of strange names for the rock formations in Sedona, but I don't see how they could have called this anything else.
( #blue ) This is one of the many beautiful views along hiline trail to cathedral rock. It's an advanced mountain biking trail but also great for hikers... If you're hiking just keep your eyes and ears out for bikers! The loop we did was about 8miles and took us a little under 4 hours including climbing up cathedral rock and stopping for lots of pictures and a lunch break. This trail was recommended to us by a worker at The Hike House (near the main drag of Sedona). I highly recommend stopping at the hike house for outdoor recommendations for hiking, biking etc... They also have a great store for hiking equipment and a snack shop. A night shot of Bell Rock on a clear moonless night. Sedona does a magnificent job of keeping light pollution to a minimum. The night sky on our last day in Sedona was breathtaking. Firecracker Bush growing up from the cliffside near the northern terminus of the Munds Wagon Trail. Sedona needs no introduction. Sedona needs no publicity. To the contrary. If someone were to start a wildly fantastic rumor that a nuclear accident had produced gangs of six-foot carnivorous lizards who roamed the streets looking for tourists, it might do the city some good. Every weekend, the traffic-circled main drag of town is a dripping stream of molasses, with folks coming from hundreds of miles away to soak in the beauty. I spent two hours driving ten miles to get to this view. Lesson learned.
The weekdays, on the other hand, are an entirely different affair. The tourists come, but not in droves, and if you pick your places carefully -- not even all that carefully -- you can get a feel for the Sedona which must have existed here twenty or fifty or a hundred years ago.
The city is famous for its hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails. The five- and six-hundred foot red rock mesas lining the canyons in the area are enough to make your jaw drop, and to literally stop traffic.
You can hike hard, you can hike easy. You can just walk. Enjoy the restaurants. The arts-centered shopping. Hire a pink jeep to take you up into the high country. Or trudge out there yourself.
If you're aching for calm and sun and dry, lazy days, by all means head for Sedona. But steer clear of weekends. Or holidays. Or spring break. Or any time you think the greater portion of Southern California, Phoenix, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah might be hankering for a getaway.
Even then, it might just be worth it. A view from the end of the trail -- or the beginning -- funny how the two are often the same.
( #blue ) The broad expanse of Damfino Canyon stretches out before you as you begin your trek down the Munds Wagon Trail. This is about a mile into the journey (and, truth be told, was taken on the return trip).
You can see the trail heading off into the shadows to the lower right of the photo. They call this one I had always heard good things about Sedona, AZ but only recently made my way there. Now I understand what everyone has been talking about. This place is pretty damn awesome. Yes, it's touristy in town, but when you get out on the trails, you can find all kinds of solace - and all kinds of awesome stuff to point the camera at. Count me a fan. From http://nomadicpursuits.com/ #Hiking the West Fork Oak Creek Trail in Sedona. A wonderful hike in the water to escape the heat. Parking is $10 for the day #weekendgetaway Hedgehog Cactus flower. Rare sighting of a Coral Snake. I'm sorry, Richard, it was already dead. I'm not even sure that Peter Piper could pick a peck of Purple Prickly Pear. Sedona airport road overlook The plaque reads:
The Lord is risen to you indeed. Peace be unto you. Luke 34:34,36
Shrine of the Red Rocks
Dedicated Easter Sunrise
April 2, 1961
By Hon. Barry Goldwater
United States Senator, Arizona
Masons of Verde Valley, Arizona Hangover Trail It's hard to believe that this structure was almost never built. And if its benefactor had succeeded in an earlier attempt, we would now know it as one of Hungary's The end of the Cow Pie Trail. That's right, the Cow Pie Trail. A .6-mile spur off the Munds Wagon Trail is called the Cow Pie Trail, primarily for the...er...mounds of rock that form at the base of this mesa.
The site served as the location for many an early western -- and I do mean many -- but it is now more or less just a odd little jog off a very long trail heading up into the hills. Very beautiful, though. I think the word The red rock took the pride as aura for the enlightened Buddha! #nature #sedona #buddha #peaceofmind #redrocks #placestovisit #longweekend #beautifuldestinations #traveldestination
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#InStone The red rocks around Sedona at sunset. Sunset at Airport Mesa is a must if in Sedona. I recommend hiking to the knoll below the mesa for a view with fewer people. The mesa is accessible by car and attracts large numbers of people. You have to hike to the knoll and far fewer people congregate here. A full shot of the large stand of rocks near the end of Munds Wagon Trail. That's Merry-go-Round Rock to the right, The Cocktail Party in the middle, and the end of the Cow Pie Trail on the far left.
From this view, it's fairly obviously how that trail got its name. It's a popular place, but it provides some of the most sweeping views of the main red-rock formations surrounding the town. Oh, and the flora ain't bad, either. Once in a lifetime opportunity: two Buddhist monks ascend the stairway to the Chapel of the Holy Cross. The Munds Wagon Trail has a dual personality. One part walking trail, one part off-road home to the Pink Jeep Tours and any other private party who wants to try its hand at navigating a dirt ditch up four miles of mountain.
If you walk, you can't possibly avoid the road from time to time, and the leisure-loving (let's not be judgmental and call them Amazing view .... The Devils Bridge in Sedona. Having a 4x4 with high clearance will get you to the trailhead and it's only a 1.5 RT hike from there. If you don't drive a high clearance car, park down the road and add an additional 2 miles RT for the hike. #hiking #weekendgetaway My handy trail guide calls this little hollowed-out section of the trail Mountain vistas outside Sedona. This is one of the most beautiful hikes in Sedona. The loop is longer than it looks. Bring water and rest in the shade. Truly glorious One of the beautiful alleys around Sedona. Visited Sedona, AZ this past April and this church was one of the cool stops along the way. Amazing architecture and what a crazy place to have a church. Sedona is full of red rock formations that captivate many travelers. The hike to Devil's Bridge is beautiful but beware of the ATVs and jeeps that are allowed on this road. Sedona. #landscape #travel #places #Arizona #Sedona #animal #giraffe Day 10 - Stunning Sedona.
#Green Check out the Chapel of the Holy Cross in Sedona designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the famous American architect. It is built into the red rocks. This was our favorite campsite of CanyonBallRun. Try to get a spot between 74 and 83. They are adjacent to a sweet garden/lawn and a little zen brook that are idea for kids romping around, collecting ladybugs and climbing trees. The park is a 10 min walk from downtown Sedona restaurants. Take a jog up the road into the Canyon for an epic afternoon trail run to justify your happy hour cocktails. #canyonballrun2013 Sunrise with balloons up in the sky . As the sun rises the balloons fly high in the sky making the sky look more prettier .. ! Who wants to miss this sight ?? #sunrise #balloonrides #freethings #redmountains #hiking #loveit #nature The view from the front of the church, with Cathedral Rock in the distance. Another photo of the red rocky mountains in Sedona. The most amazing sunsets. Just make sure to get their early to beat the crowds to the good spots The beautiful red rocks around sedona Crazy the vast variety of nature Arizona offers!! #hike #hikearizona #arizona #devilsbridge #sedona #redrocks Such a peaceful place. I was very impressed with Sedona being from Colorado I've seen mountain towns before but this was better. The rocks aren't really mountains but there is still a town hidden back there which is so special. Great short hike (2 miles to top) with views the whole way and multiple other trail options. One of the many spectacular views that can be enjoyed around the Sedona, Arizona area. We took the tourist route from Flagstaff, then drove around the outskirts of Sedona to take in the majestic scenery. There are a lot of trails around the town, all worth checking out. Tlaquepaque Village in Sedona, Arizona While up in sedona my wife and i had to hike devils bridge. It was awesome. #BVStrove This is the view from the chapel of the Holy Cross. If you are in Sedona you should really visit this church. Its so beautiful and the vistas are amazing.
#roadtrip #hiking One of the most photographed scenes in the Southwest. This is Cathedral Rock outside of Sedona taken across Oak Creek around sunset. The foliage along the creek was out of the sunlight while Cathedral Rock was getting the last rays before sunset. Sunset over Sedona, this whole area is so beautiful and I loved all the colours and shades of red and #blue that seem to come alive at sunset Devils Bridge - Sedona, Az #redrocks #sedona
Cactus bloom in May in Sedona. Only adds to the beauty. Cathedral Rock reflection. Trees have grow taller here since I visited the first time.
#reflections Where's the best photo shot at sunrise? From a balloon or from the airport!
#localgem A classic door in the Southwest The most amazing sunsets in Sedona. The sun sets at the far end of the valley and just lights up the red rocks and clouds above them. Just get their early to make sure you get a good spot Red rocks visible from the rear of the church parking lot.
( #blue ) I recommend the West Fork of Oak Creek Trail if you're ever in Sedona. It's an easy hike and very lovely. Camping in Sedona at the end of 2016 This restaurant is seated in the perfect spot for breathtaking views while you dine. If the weather is nice, ask to be seated outside. You won’t be disappointed! Arizona road trip #weekendgetaway #TakeaHike! A river runs along the hwy - day areas and camping sites available The Chapel of the Holy Cross is built into the buttes outside of Sedona, Arizona. A local sculptor Marguerite Brunswig Staude had originally planned to have the chapel built in Budapest, Hungary, but the plan was aborted due to the outbreak of World War II. She later decided to have it built in her native region.
#architecture #StunningStructures Sedona. #landscape #travel #places #Arizona #Sedona Sedona view Flowers highlight the schnebly road trail. There are over a hundred trails in the Sedona area. This is a shot from the West Fork of Oak Creek Trail. It's an easy hike and very lovely in the late afternoon light. Day 10 - A lovely peak at Sedona. Some locals told us this was a great spot to watch the sun setting, they weren't wrong. A view of the 89A bridge that takes you into Sedona when coming from Flagstaff. A trail takes you under the bridge and down to the nearby creek. It's an easy hike, even with a bunch of camera gear. The hike offers some great views of the bridge as well as the various types of native trees and flowers. And the color of the rock! Amazing! Worth the cost for a trip to remote, scenic spots near Sedona in a Pink Jeep. The fun is in the steep up and downs you'll experience. Plus the guides are funny and well-versed in the local geology and history as well as DRIVING THAT JEEP! Sunset over Sedona . As the mountains change colors and the clouds sink with that .#hiking #sunset #sedona #bestviews Really pretty area but gets pretty steep near the end but totally worth it. Took me about two hours to hike there and back from the non-4wd parking area. #colorfultravelphoto View from the Chapel of the Holy Cross #Sedona #Arizona #Blue A tarantula that crawled into a cactus for protection with the stinger poised to inflict damage on the photographer stalking it. I was lucky to capture a few shots as I was completely unprepared for the chance encounter at night on a dirt road. I followed the spider into the roadside scrub to get a few last shots before realizing I should quit while I was ahead. Check out the balloon rides when your in Sedona, AZ next time! No available description Such a relaxed, quick, and easy hike to the pools. A definite must after some rainfall ☔️ #TakeAHike We didn't waste any time taking advantage of Amara Resort and Spa's heated pool and jacuzzi. Even through the hail snow and rain we experienced it was absolutely stunning!
More on http://www.ajauntwithjoy.com Day 10 - A lovely peak at Sedona. Some locals told us this was a great spot to watch the sun setting, they weren't wrong. The view from the chapel.. That mansion and the view.. breathtaking! 😊
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Breakfast included
Free self parking
Free WiFi
Pets allowed
Outdoor pool

Airport Mesa sunsets

This hilltop hotel is about a mile from numerous trails and Uptown Sedona shops. Airport Road, across the highway, winds to the summit of Airport Mesa, a popular spot for sunset-watching.

Great outdoors

A sundeck with Red Rock views surrounds the splash pool and spa tub. Guests at Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet on a patio shaded by juniper trees and piñon pine.

Patio or promenade

All guests have access to shared promenade decks or landscaped seating areas with sweeping Red Rock views. (Not all rooms have direct access.) Beds feature pillowtop mattresses.

Languages Spoken

Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona offers a central location within walking distance of Uptown Sedona, a shopping, dining, and tour departure hub, and Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, a charming Spanish Colonial shopping plaza. Numerous scenic trails, including Soldier Pass, Airport Mesa, and Boynton Canyon, provide nearby hiking opportunities.

A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily. Free WiFi, parking, and a 24-hour business center with computer station are provided to guests. Please note that an elevator is not available at this hotel.

  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Computer station 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Concierge services 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 110 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 4 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Parking

Free self parking, RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • LCD TV 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Phone 
  • HDTV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Furnished patio 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free local calls 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 

Where to Eat

A complimentary hot buffet breakfast with scrambled eggs, fresh pancakes, breads, brand-name cereals, fresh fruit, juices, coffee, and tea is served daily in the Southwestern-style Breakfast Nook. Guests can also enjoy their breakfast outdoors on the terrace.

Nearby Things to Do

The freeform splash pool is heated and open year-round. A 12-person spa tub adjoins the pool. The fitness center, open from morning to late evening, contains cardio and resistance equipment, and a TV.

The Sedona area offers scores of hiking trails for all expertise levels. The Airport Mesa Trail, a reputed New Age vortex site, is a half-mile away. The top of the mesa, reached by an easy drive, is a spectacular spot for sunset-viewing. Soldier Pass Trail, one mile from the hotel, provides access to rock pools and the Devil's Kitchen sinkhole. At Slide Rock State Park, eight miles away, visitors can slide down a natural water chute. The West Fork Trail, about a mile past the park, is a leafy hike with numerous creek crossings and close-up views of the sheer canyon walls. (All vehicles parked in trailhead lots must display a Red Rock Pass, sold at many area stores, hotels, and trailheads.)

Horseback riding, mountain biking, birding, and hot-air ballooning are other popular pursuits. Four-wheel-drive tours visit canyons, red-rock landscapes, and centuries-old Native American ruins. Area golf courses combine top-notch play with spectacular scenery. Among those open to the public are the Oakcreek Country Club, designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Robert Trent Jones Jr., and the Sedona Golf Resort. Both are about eight miles from the hotel. A less-expensive alternative is the Beaver Creek Golf Club, about 20 miles away and a favorite among local golfers.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 16 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 20 per accommodation, per stay
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
No rollaway/extra beds available
No elevators

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet fee: USD 20 per accommodation, per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

Children 16 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Alcohol is not served at this property.


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