Visit the ruins of a once-prosperous community of the ancient Sinagua. One of the best-preserved cliff dwellings in North America, the Montezuma's Castle boasts five stories and 20 rooms. Inhabited more than 600 years ago, much of the building is still intact. The best time of the year to visit is December and January. Binoculars would be beneficial for a closer view. Walkways are provided and are wheelchair-accessible. Check website for further details.
4286 Branding Iron Place Take Exit 293 from I-17 and drive four miles Rimrock, AZ 86322 +1 928 567 3322
Created by underground springs, this limestone sinkhole near Montezuma's Castle was once a large underground cavern. Now a natural well surrounded by Indian cliff dwellings, it is home to plant and animal life found nowhere else in the world. Warm underground springs maintain an unusually stable habitat in the well. Prehistoric farmers utilized this well for crop irrigation. Note that the address given above is for Montezuma's Castle; the well is located northeast of the castle. The 1/3-mile walkway is not recommended for wheelchairs.
300 North Broadway Clarkdale, AZ 86324 +1 800 320 0718
Travel by rail through protected wilderness reservations and view Sinagua Indian ruins. Experience the main mode of transportation during the area's bustling mining days, when the first railroad was completed in 1882. This family-friendly opportunity is worth the trip to Clarkdale. On Friday evenings, treat yourself to the Grape Train Escape wine-tasting tour, and on Saturday nights, try the romantic Starlight Tour.
270 N Highway 89A Sedona, AZ 86336 +1 928 282 6826
Ride the same trail as General George Crook during the final Apache campaign or explore magnificent canyons of Doe Mountain and the Cockscombs. For a magical experience try the unique Vortex Tours, where the origins of these powerful energy spots are explored. Group events are welcome; special rates are available on request. For further information, visit their website.
6871 North Highway 89A (Seven miles north of Sedona) Sedona, AZ 86336 +1 928 282 3034
With an elevation of nearly 5,000 feet, the park features a 30-foot natural rockslide within the creek. Take a couple of hours and enjoy the nature walk while you relax under the Arizona sunshine. Visit the onsite market. Camping and hotel accommodations are offered in Oak Creek and nearby Sedona. Swimming is allowed, however, water quality varies, so please call +1 602 542 0202 to verify its current accessibility. Bathrooms are accessible; however, other park areas are limited. Credit cards are not accepted.
State Route 89A @ Main Street Jerome, AZ 86331 +1 928 634 7943
Jerome, a historical township is definitely worth a visit. Originally a mining town for about 70 years, this little community survives on the sliding-edge of a hillside. Through the years, many buildings have taken the fall including, at one point, the town jail. Sporting gorgeous views and lovely bed & breakfasts, the quaint storefronts and small town ambiance attract multitudes of artists, writers and tourists. Shops and galleries flourish here, including Nature's Landscapes. If you have time, visit the Mining Museum. Credit cards and hours will vary by merchant.
This private club features eight lighted tennis courts, heated pool and full spa services. Located in the dramatic red-rock region of Sedona, try it out with a daily membership. Work out with Cybex equipment, or try out the stress-reducing facial with treatments for the foot, eye and hand. Another popular treatment is the La Stone Therapy, which uses smooth, hot river rocks combined with a body massage. Call ahead for spa therapy services.
4105 East Lakeshore Drive E Lake Shore Drive & N Montezuma Avenue Rimrock, AZ 86335 +1 928 567 4467/+1 928 567 4487
Enjoy year-round golf in the shadow of cottonwoods lining Beaver Creek. 6386 yards of play are offered on this par-71 course. It is located southeast of Sedona, off Interstate 17, about three and a-half miles east of exit 293. Let the great blue herons and the occasional deer or raccoon play through as you enjoy the fabulous Arizona sunshine. The on-site Ranch House serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner to feed the famished and hosts a country band on the weekends. See website for fee info, event calendar and more.
690 Bell Rock Boulevard Sedona, AZ 86351 +1 928 284 1660
Play among the red rocks in beautiful Sedona. This par-72 course was created by master designer Robert Trent Jones and offers three sets of tee boxes for players of all skill levels. Total yardage is 6,854 on the long tees with fabulous photo opportunities all along the way. Golf attire is required at this course. See website for further information.
1045 South Verde Santa Fe Parkway Cornville, AZ 86325 +1 928 634 5454
Play on this affordable championship course located in northern Arizona's high desert. Take the McGuireville exit off Interstate-17 and drive about 13 miles west. Surrounded by black hills, the average temperature here is a pleasant 80 degrees, at just under 4,000 feet elevation. Facilities include a 6,404-yard 18-hole course, with cart services and an on-site restaurant, driving range and a full service pro-shop. Please call for tee times, and as much as up to seven days in advance.
Designed by a Frank Lloyd Wright student, Marguerite Brunswig Staude,
the chapel was built in 1956 and rises 200 feet from the ground between two large red rock formations. One of the most distinctive features is a 90 foot ...
Visit this highly photographed spot that has Cathedral Rock as
a backdrop. Bring a picnic lunch and a pair of binoculars for bird watching. This lovely place offers picnic tables and vaulted toilets. Enjoy walking the path and learning ...
Sedona, is a city in the northern regions of Arizona,
bordering the Coconini and Yavapai counties. The land of "Red Rocks", Sedona has a history that dates back to the Yavapai Apache tribal era of the early 1800s. Playing ...