This is down a path by the river the road is right above this shot. Sedona is such a unique and beautiful place.
#roadtrip
#waterlust #BvSAstro
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 
#GoldenHour
Cathedral Rock, Sedona
Relax in the river and enjoy the scenery. Late spring evening along the Verde River, which flows quietly down to Cathedral Rock. Curling down through an arroyo around the back of Courthouse Rock. 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! The back of Courthouse Rock, a 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 ) Courthouse Rock. Hard not to be impressed by this thing.
Incidentally, you'll find a varied logic to the names given to the mesas and formations all around Sedona. Whoever thought to name it first appears to have claimed the rights to it, though that title can remain somewhat suspect.
For example, there is a Buddha Beach on the property of the Crescent Moon Ranch. There's an entrance fee of $9.00 to access this huge swath of land, which offers views of Cathedral Rock and long stretches of gentle creek water available for swimming, wading or just sitting quietly and clearing your thoughts. I don't think the words 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 ) This trail courses out long past the school, but it's a great place to watch the sunset, and if you get there early enough, you can go exploring around Cathedral Rock.
( #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. A little later in the year that moon will rise high enough to really make the photograph They call this one Beautiful view from the dirt road off Red Rock Upper Loop.
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/ Plateau Fence Lizard basking in the sun (also getting ready to bolt). And, since I have a real nostalgia for old westerns -- many of which were filmed at this very location -- another B/W version makes an appearance. #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 Young Joshua Tree by the trail leading to Cathedral Rock. The water has just recently receded from some of the spots along these trails. You can begin to see where the regular rush of winter creeks is wearing away through the soft red rock, leaving streaks of purple and yellow along its path. Courthouse Rock and Bell Rock sit in close proximity to each other, with miles of trails winding up and down and around them.
Bell Rock is supposed to be the location of one of Sedona's famous 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
#TakeAHike
#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. Had a blast in sedona with my lovely wife. My favorite shot from our trip. #BVStrove 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. It's Sedona. Chill happens. 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 .... Even if you’ve never been to Red Rock Crossing before, you will most likely experience a sense of déjà vu. If you have seen a photo of Sedona, you have probably seen this exact spot with the famous Cathedral Rock. Read more about it here: http://www.travelnotesandbeyond.com/weekly-postcard-inside-arizonas-red-rock-crossing/ A note to photographers.
When you go to Sedona, you're going to feel like a school kid after drinking his first beer.
Everything is going to be beautiful. Everything is going to be perfectly lit. Your camera will be able to do no wrong. And you will go a little bananas with the SD card.
Here's my advice. Go for it big time.
On the first day.
Take a picture of every red rock and every mesa and every cactus and everything you can find.
Then, that evening, when you have found your quiet place and can review the day's work in calm, start 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 Sunset on the Verde Valley School Road. 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 View looking north towards Sedona from about half way up Bell Rock. The trail out to and around the base of Bell Rock is quite easy. If you want to climb up you can decide how difficult to make it by the route you choose. 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 Dark mesa under the last light of evening. The beautiful red rocks around sedona 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. 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 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 Moon over Bell Rock. #hiking Bell Rock butte is a part of awe-inspiring vistas in Sedona. Once you are driving in the scenic drive area, or on the highway 179 north toward Sedona city, it will be seen immediately. You will be fascinated by such spectacular natural beauties. When we visited here it was a cloudy day , so the picture I took was not as picturesque as I expected, but it is beautiful enough to post it #TakeAHike Travel Photos #patterns Travel Photo
travel picture View looking to the west from Bell Rock Trail. 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 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! Iconic image of Cathedral Rock across Oak Creek with reflections. Arizona road trip #weekendgetaway #TakeaHike! A river runs along the hwy - day areas and camping sites available
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Get an overview of this hotelRelaxed Arizona resort amid Red Rock vistas

Popular property highlights

Free parking
Pets allowed
Free WiFi
Restaurant
Swimming pool

Uptown: 2 miles

Nestled among the Red Rocks and just 5 minutes from the center of town, this 22-acre resort features quality amenities, spacious accommodations, and fine dining.

Golf, tennis, pool

A 9-hole, par-3 golf course at this hotel winds through the grounds, offering superb views. Other recreational choices include an outdoor heated pool with spa tub, a fitness center, onsite spa, and 4 tennis courts. Guests can request our Spring Spa Special, where they can indulge and relax with a Himalayan Salt Stone Massage and an Express or Hour Long Facial

Variety of views

Guestrooms at Poco Diablo Resort offer flat-screen TVs, compact refrigerators, complimentary wired and wireless Internet access, coffee/tea makers, and hairdryers. Select guestrooms feature mountain views.

Languages Spoken

Renovations & Closures

During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

This Sedona, Arizona hotel sits on 22 acres and is 1.5 miles from the Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, a charming, Spanish-colonial plaza brimming with galleries and shops. Numerous trails are within five miles.

Complimentary wireless Internet is provided in all rooms. A library-style business center off the lobby has books, brochures, and a computer with complimentary high-speed Internet access. The resort also offers 10 conference rooms and 8,500 square feet of meeting facilities. Guests are welcome to use the resort's heated outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi whirlpool tub, fitness center, and tennis courts. Dining and refreshment choices include T. Carl's, a restaurant specializing in American cuisine with a Southwestern flare, and the 10th Hole Sports Lounge. Self parking is complimentary.

This property provides designated smoking areas.

  • Bar/lounge 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Full-service spa 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Business center 
  • Conference space 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Meeting rooms 5 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Year Built 1973 
  • Coffee shop or café 1 
  • Free self parking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Terrace 
  • Hair salon 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 8,500 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 4 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 137 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Wedding services 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 10 
  • Golf course on site 
  • Garden 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Fireplace in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Outdoor tennis courts  
  • Refrigerator  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

TC's Bar and Grill - Guests can admire stunning views of Sedona, Arizona’s famous red rocks while dining in TC's Bar and Grill and enjoying its new modern American grill menu.

TC's Bar and Grill offers a fun and casual atmosphere that’s perfect for a family dinner or a quick lunch with friends. Diners can savor the new menu, featuring innovative signatures burgers, salads, sandwiches, paninis, and pizzas. Entrees, including coffee rub filet mignon, wild-caught Pacific salmon, and stuffed eggplant, also feature vegan and vegetarian options. Guests can start their day right by ordering from the extensive breakfast menu, featuring Southwestern staples like huevos rancheros or a breakfast burrito, as well as healthy choices like breakfast grain bowls, vegetarian bowls, fruit plates, or granola & berry parfaits.

Unwind with a cool beverage on the covered patio or dine inside while surrounded by warm and welcoming décor. TC's Bar and Grill comfortably seats up to 130 guests, creating the perfect venue for birthdays, anniversaries, or corporate celebrations.

Breakfast Hours: 7 AM – 11:00 AM

Lunch/Dinner Hours: 11 AM – 9 PM

Nearby Things to Do

The 9-hole, par-3 golf course offers dramatic red-rock views ($15 per day surcharge; $5 for club rentals. Fees subject to change). The large outdoor pool, heated and open year-round, is surrounded by a sundeck with lounge chairs and a spa tub. Adjacent to the pool, a fitness center offers cardio and strength-training machines, free weights, a TV, and locker rooms. A spa is available to guests for relaxation. Four tennis courts (two lighted) are also on site, and tennis lessons are offered (surcharge).

The Sedona area offers scores of hiking trails for all expertise levels. The Bell Rock Pathway, about two miles from the resort, features close-up views of Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte. At Slide Rock State Park, nine miles from the resort, visitors can slide down a natural water chute into Oak Creek. The West Fork Trail, about a mile past the park, is a leafy hike with numerous creek crossings and close-up views of 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. Jeep tours visit canyons, red-rock landscapes, and centuries-old Native American ruins.

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

  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Tennis lessons on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 

Spa Services

THE SPA offers a a full massage menu, featuring specialty massages, as well as Hot Stone, Swedish and Deep Tissue also featuring pampering facials, manicures and pedicures, body scrubs, and hair salon services.

  • Number of treatment rooms 3 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body treatments 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Reflexology 
  • Detoxification wrap 
  • Massages 

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 21

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 16 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per accommodation, per night, plus a deposit of USD 25 per night
  • Dogs only
  • 2 per room
  • Specific rooms only
  • 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.

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Resort fee: USD 20.00 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • Faxes
  • In-room coffee
  • In-room bottled water
  • Self parking
  • Parking
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 15 per person (approximately)
  • Pet deposit: USD 25 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 25 per accommodation, per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Poco Diablo
  • Poco Diablo Resort
  • Poco Diablo Resort Sedona
  • Poco Diablo Sedona
  • Poco Diablo Hotel Sedona
  • Radisson Poco Diablo Hotel
  • Radisson Poco Diablo Resort
  • Radisson Sedona
  • Sedona Radisson

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Up to 3 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. This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


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