Traveling from Sedona to the Grand Canyon
World renowned for its red rock formations, Sedona is a jewel of the Colorado Plateau and a great place to visit on the way to Grand Canyon National Park, especially for visitors who are coming from Phoenix, AZ. From sandstone spires and picturesque Oak Creek Canyon, to 5-star resorts and vortices Sedona has it all. Named after Sedona Schnebley whose family settled this area, it has changed drastically since the days of Apple Orchards and Sedona's native Sinagua Indian inhabitants. Today's Sedona is filled with established artists, outdoors enthusiasts, and those who enjoy natural beauty.
A tourism driven city, Sedona is filled with shops, restaurants, resorts, spas and people traveling to the Grand Canyon. Sedona has all the necessities one needs, and a surprising amount of cultural activities and amenities. Along with numerous smaller events Sedona puts on a Film Festival, St. Patrick's Day parade, the Christmas Lights Festival and several musical events each year. A well know mountain biking Mecca, Sedona offers riders a year-round playground. Sedona is also well known for its 4X4 jeep trails and amazing hikes through Sedona area parks like Red Rock State Park. Oak Creek is a great place to cool off when it's hot, and is stocked with trout for fisherman year-round. Rock Climbing is yet another activity available in the Sedona area where trad climbs up Sedona's many spires and buttes offer awesome summit views. Sedona is also known for its many Vortex sites, located at several of the beautiful red rock formations. Read the guide below to learn more.