Arizona: Sedona

We drive through Arizona from south-east to north and visit mainly two regions: the surroundings of Sedona and Page. The small and lively town of Sedona is particularly well-known for the impressive red rock formations that surround it and its numerous pine forests.

On the road to Sedona

The numerous cactuses on the roadside welcome us under a heat of almost 40°C in Arizona. We spend a few days in Sedona in a guest room and are very well welcomed by Sudie and her six cats in a nice house surrounded by greenery. Regarded by Native Americans as sacred, Sedona continues to be recognized as a place of healing and spiritual renewal.


Our highlights

Top Airbnb at Sudie

ChocolaTree Organic Eatery

Numerous walks

We go on short hikes to some of the best viewpoints and discover thereby beautiful views of the area. We take a walk to the Birthing Cave, a cave carved in the rock with a breathtaking view on the surroundings. This cave was once a spiritual place of the Hopi natives where the women of this tribe used to give birth to their children. We also enjoy hiking Boynton Canyon at sunrise and the first rays of the sun appearing behind the still darkened rocks.

The Sedona area offers many walks and hikes. Due to lack of time, we were not able to explore them all. The most famous are Cathedral Rock, Bell Rock, Subway Cave and Devils Bridge. If you spend time in Sedona, you should explore some of them.

Our highlights

Birthing Cave

Hike at sunrise

The sunset in Sedona

One of our biggest highlights is the sunset over the majestic red rock formations in the surrounding area. To have one of the best views to admire the sunset, we first go to a well-known viewpoint located near the airport. The beautiful sunset in the west is fulfilled by the appearance of the full moon in the east. The next day, we enjoyed a beautiful sunset while driving along the Red Rock Scenic Byway on Highway 179. This road is surrounded by the famous Bell Rock and Cathedral Rock formations.

Our highlights

Airport Mesa Overlook

Red Rock Scenic Byway