Founded in 1902, Sedona has become a gathering place for mystics who believe that the earth’s energy flows around the area’s famed red rocks, concentrating into power spots, called vortices. Believers in Vortex Healing cite the Sedona area as home to several of these vortices, which allows them to access a ‘healing realm’ of divine consciousness’, empowering them to cure both physical and emotional conditions.
In addition to the spas that have arisen from this belief, Sedona is also home to many yoga, art and literary societies, as well as a number of luxury resorts catering for visitors who want to visit the stunning array of red sandstone, mudstone and limestone formations that glow brilliant orange and red when lit by the rising or setting sun.
Named after Sedona Schnebly, the wife of the city’s first postmaster, Sedona, Arizona, United States is a popular stopover for visitors. Its location at the base of the Mogollon Rim, surrounded by fascinating natural crimson sandstone monoliths, inspired Weekend Travel Report to name Sedona, Arizona as The Most Beautiful Place in America.
The natural monoliths, such as Cathedral Rock, Coffee Pot and Bell are named after objects that they resemble.
Here you can bike, fish, go birdwatching, take a pottery or art class, go on a narrated star gazing trip or a Native American-led hike or play golf on any of the first-class resort courses. There’s even a natural water slide at Slide Rock State Park.
Boynton Canyon is another area of beauty in Sedona, where cliff dwellings from centuries ago can still be seen on the canyon walls. To view some ancient petroglyph sites, visit the V Bar V Ranch in Coconino National Forest.
Whether you are a mystic or just interested in majestic surroundings, there is something for everyone in magical Sedona.
A stunning city made of red sandstone formations, the red rocks of Sedona.
Between Coconino and Yavapai Counties in the Verde Valley north of Phoenix.
Sedona is home to the world’s only McDonald’s with turquoise arches.
Hike, bike, fish, spa, play golf or just soak up the mystic energy in this beautiful part of Arizona.