With temperatures regularly exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit, it can be difficult to find relief from the scorching heat. That’s why I’m excited to share some of the coolest places to visit in Arizona this summer.
If you want to experience the iconic views of Sedona’s Cathedral Rock formation, head to Crescent Moon Picnic Area.
If you’re looking to experience Soldiers Pass in Sedona, and want to avoid the well-known hassles of accessing the Soldiers Pass Trailhead, consider starting at Jordan Road trailhead and hiking Cibola Pass and Jordan Trail to Devil’s Kitchen sinkhole.
Few trails in the Sedona area offer as much variety with spectacular views of the famous red rock formations as Fay Canyon Trail. And it’s only about a mile long.
Aerie Trail starts out on a flat section of high desert near Sedona and leads up several switchbacks and traverses around the northern side of Doe Mountain.
Airport Mesa Loop Trail is relatively short hike with easy access to spectacular views of some of Sedona’s most notable rock formations.
When the main Soldiers Pass trailhead parking lot is full or closed, Teacup Trail is a secret path to access one of Sedona’s most popular trails.
Cathedral Rock Trail in Sedona isn’t long, but it’s steep. It’s a challenge getting to the top of the trail, and the views are so worth it.
Sedona is well known for mysterious sightings and happenings: Red rock formations, vortexes and alien encounters for example. Add this peculiar Arizona Sycamore tree to the list.
While on a hike in Sedona, Charles Golson caught this spectacular image of a rock formation bearing a resemblance to a Kachina woman.
No wonder Sedona is one of America’s favorite hiking destinations.
What do you see?