Get Lost in the Red Rocks

Group 6 Sedona, Arizona
Spring, Fall
$$, $$$

About the location

Beautiful, magical, charming Sedona. Located in the heart of the Verde Valley and surrounded by 18 million acres of national forest land, it's most known for its stunning red rock formations that brilliantly glow against the rising and setting sun. Little do people know that it's also a paradise for outdoor recreation, a center of arts, wellness and spirituality, and the home of world class hospitality though luxury resorts, spas and exquisite Southwestern cuisine.

My husband John and I discovered Sedona on our Babymoon last September. We wanted to go somewhere warm with incredible views, get in some good hiking, and also leave time to relax at the pool. And it blew us away. The 360 degree views of the red rocks against big blue skies were some of the most breathtaking landscapes we’ve seen...ever. On top of that, tons of fun restaurants and bars, cute local boutiques, impressive art galleries, happy people enjoying their time, and most importantly, more outdoor adventure than we could imagine! We squeezed in so much over 5 days - including a day trip to the Grand Canyon's South Rim! Be sure to check out my guide on how to add this bucket list item onto your Sedona trip - all in a day ( We fell in love with this area of Arizona and can't wait to go back for more!

Family gathering? Romantic getaway? Girls weekend? Honeymoon? Babymoon? Engagementmoon (yes those are a thing!)? Sedona is your place to go!

Guide Highlights

Where to find the best views in Sedona

Whether via a helicopter, a Jeep, a bike or on foot, this guide directs you to the most breathtaking landscapes you will ever see.

Top 10 hiking and biking trails

This guide details location, difficulty, highlights, and key logistical info like parking. All you need to do is pack water and snacks!

Guide Summary

This carefully curated guide is for those who love to fill their days primarily with outdoor adventure, and who also love to save some time for relaxation. It lays out your options from which you can choose and plan your perfect trip, including -
  • Descriptions of the best neighborhoods of where to stay plus 3 pages full of resort hotel, bed and breakfast, and rental home recommendations
  • 3 pages detailing the top coffee, breakfast, lunch and dinner spots
  • 6  pages of cool things to do and see, ranging from activities-based ideas (hiking, biking, golfing, kayaking, tubing, fly fishing, etc) to adventure-based ideas (jeep tours, helicopter tours, hot air balloon rides, etc) to sight seeing-based ideas (National Monuments, art galleries, spiritual exploration) to relaxation-based ideas (spas, pools, and wineries)
  • Tips and packing list

This guide contains all you will need to plan your perfect vacation for any length of time and during any time of the year. Traveling with kids? Pets? Want a quiet solo escape? This guide also provides something for everyone. 
Read on to start planning your time to get lost in the Red Rocks, and also extend your adventure to the Grand Canyon (! Take advantage of special discounted pricing of $65 when you purchase both guides - simply use the code "doublethefun" upon check out. HAVE SO MUCH FUN!

Featured in this guide

Local food
Photo spots
Group 31 Museums
Group 39 Art
Laid-back or relaxation
Group 14 Hidden Gems
Group 38 Bike-friendly
Group 32 Historical
Group 36 Shopping
Group 33 Walkable
Kayaking / Canoeing
Group 13 Public transportation

Great for these trips

Cultural / Historical
Family with kids
Girls / Guys Trip
Family without kids
Romantic / Honeymoon
Active / Adventure
Wellness / Rejuvenating
Weekend Getaway


5.0 (1 review)

  • Fantastic Guide!

    We haven't visited Sedona yet, but I love how thorough Maddie's Guide is. She includes something for every traveler type and now I don't have to do any additional research! Thanks, Maddie. Up next - your Grand Canyon in a Day Guide!

  • Guide Architect

    Maddie McElhenny

    Maddie McElhenny

    On a mission to see and experience as much of this incredible world as possible!

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