Called the most beautiful
place in the US, Sedona Arizona was once all ocean floor. This colorful, high-altitude sandstone desert
emerged after the Pedrosa Sea receded over 265 million years ago. As the sun sets, it seems to ignite iron
oxide in the rock formations to display fiery red sunsets that will burn their
way into your memory.
Sedona is a place full of
“natural art”, with rocks carved by time, weather, and Mother Nature into
amazing shapes, like stone cathedrals. A
magical land of geological jewels, it feels almost spiritual, and the many
“vortexes” believed to be in the area have made Sedona a mecca for New Agers
seeking spiritual health and wellness.
Hiking and rock climbing rank
high on the list with sightseeing as one explores the beauty of the natural
terrain. Slide Rock State Park, found on
the drive along Oak Creek Canyon, boasts a natural swimming hole with cool
mountain water and an ancient, all-natural water slide.
Montezuma’s Castle and
Petroglyphs is an awe-inspiring cliff dwelling built a millennium ago by the
Sinagua people who carved a 5-story, 50-room pueblo out of sheer limestone
cliff 90 feet above ground. It should be a must-see for visitors to the area.