Sedona is a paradise for those who love nature and hiking. The natural wonders of red rock formations abounding the city are so breathtaking that they distract your train of your thoughts.
And yes, Sedona has a lot of hiking trails, too. Hiking around the Cathedral Rock is one of the many pleasures you’ll love to do, granting you have too much time planned to stay in the beautiful city. Getting close to nature by hiking is something you’ll never regret in Sedona, Arizona — even if you’re too used to living in metropolis or a city boy at heart.
In Sedona, the only skyscrapers you’ll see are the towering red rock buttes and spires.
Not into hiking? Don’t worry. There are many jeep / buggy tours in Sedona to choose from. You can browse TripAdvisor to search for reviews and book one tour that fits your nature interests or adventure.
Best time to go
I was told that the best time to go in Sedona is during early Fall when the leaves turn into fire for their diverse colours. Everywhere is going to be photogenic and it’s the best time to go hiking, too. Remember that you are in Arizona, so the blistering heat during summer days can be unforgivable.
Can you see any resemblance to a Catholic Cathedral in your town or city?
Not even close, right? 😉
The Cathedral Rock is one of the spiritual vortexes Sedona is known for.
That might be the reason why it’s called The Cathedral Rock.
I didn’t hike near here because of limited time, but one girl I’ve talked to in Sedona Motel said she’d quiet felt that spiritual vortex while hiking. I’ll take her word for it.
However, I’m guessing that what she felt is not for everybody. Perhaps, it would only happen to good people like her? If that’s the case, then, I won’t be able to feel it. Hahahahahaha…
The best part of it is that you can actually hike up to the base of the spires where their shadows can shelter you from the sweltering heat.
The Cathedral Rock is mostly visible wherever you are.
But, if you’re not hiking, its stunning grace and beauty is best viewed when you’re up there at the Chapel of the Holy Cross built between two buttes.
To read more of my Arizona backpacking (including my Grand Canyon camping experience), read here.